Weston are back in action as they take on Barnet in what should be an exciting FA Cup clash this Saturday, 15th October. The match at The Hive London kicks off at 3pm.
Understandably, there is much anticipation amongst the Seagulls camp as they look to make the First Round Proper, the stage where League One and League Two sides enter the competition.
However, Barnet are a National League side and will be favourites to progress through this Fourth Qualifying Round tie. The Bees are currently 14th in their league, two divisions above The Seagulls, but the hosts come into this game in somewhat erratic form as Dean Brennan’s side have conceded twenty goals in only their last four league games.
The latest defeat came at Wrexham last Saturday, in an astonishing 7-5 loss at the Racecourse Ground. Speaking after the match, Brennan was clearly irritated by his side’s defensive frailties.
While their defence has been extremely leaky, scoring goals at the other end isn’t a problem, as Barnet have netted thirteen times in those four games. Bees strikers Nicke Kabamba and Idris Kanu each scored a brace in their defeat in North Wales and will be a threat to Weston’s rearguard.
Kabamba is an experienced striker who has had good goalscoring spells at Hartlepool United and Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League, while Kanu is now a Sierra Leone international.
Weston come into this game on the back of Tuesday’s 3-0 victory at Dorchester after goals from Marlon Jackson, Dayle Grubb and Scott Laird extended the long, unbeaten run. Barnet boss Brennan was watching on at The Avenue and will surely have been impressed with The Seagulls’ display.
Bearing in mind Weston and Barnet’s prolific forward players, a low-scoring game seems highly unlikely in North London this weekend.
Barnet FC, The Hive London, Camrose Avenue, HA8 6AG
HOW TO GET THERE: From the M40 continue on to Western Avenue/A40. At Hanger Lane roundabout take the 2nd exit on to A406.
Take the 1st exit, left at Staples Corner roundabout onto the A5/Edgware Road. Follow the A5 straight for 3 miles then turn left onto Camrose Avenue.
Continue straight along Camrose Avenue and The Hive will be on your right, just after the width restriction.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Canons Park Underground (on the Jubilee Line) is a five minute walk from The Hive.
ADMISSION: Adults £15, Concessions £10, U17s £5
Please note that Concession ages are 65 years and over or 17-20 years of age.
Disabled tickets can be purchased in-person (card or contactless only) at the above rates with one free carer’s ticket.
Tickets can be purchased online ahead of the game HERE, which is recommended, or on the day at The Hive Stadium. To view the away stand’s availability when booking, please select ‘change to away’ at the top of the screen.
Seagulls supporters will be seated in the Stand ’66 section, which is behind one of the goals.
We ask all supporters to purchase tickets for the away section. The Hive Stadium is a cashless stadium. No cash is accepted at turnstiles or any kiosk inside the stadium. Weston supporters can also pay on the day at the turnstiles via card or contactless.
SUPPORTERS COACH: We would like to thank all our supporters who have purchased coach travel tickets for our Emirates FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round match away at Barnet.
The coach will depart The Optima Stadium at 10am. Please arrive no later than 9:45am, so we have time to check you in.
Please ensure that you have your ticket either printed or available on your mobile device.
Supporters are welcome to park at The Optima Stadium, but spaces will be limited due to Academy games also taking place that morning.
No parking will be available in the players/officials car park, due to coach movement and players parking.
There is a toilet on board the coach, and there will be a stop en route at a location to be determined (depending on traffic on the day).
We wish all of our travelling supporters a safe journey to The Hive and back, and we hope that you enjoy the match.