Vanarama National League leaders Solihull Moors welcome Barnet on Saturday afternoon, looking to stretch their lead at the top of the table.
Here’s your full match preview ahead of the clash at the Automated Technology Group Stadium…
The Moors have won three away matches on the spin in all competitions since the defeat to Fylde last time out at time. Tuesday’s evenings 3-0 win at Aldershot Town lifted Moors above Leyton Orient and into first place.
Visitors Barnet sit in 17th place, just two points above the dropzone. However, their exploits in the FA Cup and FA Trophy means that they have a number of games in hand on those around them. The Bees are without a victory in the league this year, with their last three points coming away at Dagenham & Redbridge at the end of December.
In the opposite dugout
Darren Currie was appointed the manager at Barnet following John Still’s departure in December – before that he was Still’s assistant manager.
The 44-year-old enjoyed a successful playing career, as he made over 600 career appearances for 14 clubs. He made 100+ of those for the Bees, while also featuring for Shrewsbury Town, Wycombe Wanderers and Ipswich Town.
Opposition key man
Dan Sweeney – the 24-year-old can play in defence or midfield and is a crucial cog in the Barnet team.
He rarely misses a game and has racked up 31 appearances this season – he notched the winner away at Bromley back in September.
A quote from the Gaffer
Tim Flowers: “We’ve still got a long way to go and I want the boys coming into the run-in to be fresh.
“We’ve got a pool of players and the fresher we can keep them, the better. They’re all part of it.
“For a few weeks now they’ve been there to be shot at. The higher you climb, the clearer people can see you.”
Luke Maxwell and Danny Wright will serve the second game of their three-match suspension following red cards against Ebbsfleet. Matty Stenson is still working his way back from a shoulder injury.
Did you know?
This is only the second ever meeting between the two clubs – the first at the ATG Stadium. Barnet won the reverse fixture 2-0 at the Hive in October.
You can purchase your tickets in advance at a reduced cost HERE.
Matchday ticket prices are as follows:
Adult: (18+ years of age): £15.00
Concession: (65+ years, Serving Military Personnel with a valid 'Forces ID' card, Students with a valid NUS card): £10.00
Under 18’s: £5.00 (Proof of photo ID may be required upon entry)
Under 12's: FREE (when accompanied by a paying adult)
Disabled Visitors: Price as applicable above plus one 'carer' admitted FREE (we have a limited number of disabled car parking spaces on site which are allocated on a first come, first served basis upon arrival.