Barnet vs York City: National League Preview, Gameweek 11, 2022
Barnet have only been beaten once at The Hive this season, and they hope to keep it that way. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

A decent start to the new National League campaign saw Barnet top the table after a mere four games, however a quartet of defeats in their past six matches leave them 10th and fighting to make The Hive, which has interestingly enough hosted two Nigeria games, a fortress once again.

The Bees' were the unfortunate victim of a chaotic extraordinaire at Dagenham last weekend, getting on the wrong end of a dramatic 5-4 scoreline in East London. Ex-Barnet forward Josh Walker was the star of the show, putting three past his former club, and winning it in added time.

Visiting Barnet this Saturday are York City, and on their first 'official' London trip this season, they rank just a point and place above their opponents. Prolific on the road, just one away loss is on the record to date, and a current unbeaten away streak of four games could continue if they can conjure up a result at The Hive.

Notts County recently paid a visit to York's LNER Community Stadium, and found themselves a goal up after only five minutes, thanks to Quevin Castro's first class free kick. County went on to punish The Minstermen for their poor defending and took a 3-1 win back to Nottingham, whereas City have to avoid a repeat of that against Barnet.

  • Team News

Barnet

Dan Powell is out with an injury that keeps him on the sidelines for some time longer, whilst Jordan Thomas is recovering from a knock.

York City

The continued absence of left-back Adam Crookes really doesn't do the visitors any favours, but the blow has recently been softened, with promising news that fellow full-back Michael Duckworth is close to a return.

City's 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe just less than two weeks ago saw a couple of unfortunate injuries - one being vice-captain Mitch Hancox and the other being a rapidly improving Ryan Fallowfield. Both sat out against Notts County, however they should be returning to training at the time of writing.

Manny Duku's thigh injury during York's latest National League contest may well keep him out for longer than necessary, taking the injury tally even higher.

  • Likely Lineups

Barnet

Walmer, Collinge, Okimo, Gorman, Kabamba, Pritchard, Wynter, Diarra, Shields, De Havilland, Phillips

York City

Ross, Dyson, Kouogun, Kerr, Sanders, Whittle, Pybus, Burgess, Kouhyar, John-Lewis, Hurst

  • Key Players

 

Olly Dyson

Now into his third successive season with York, versatile player Dyson is back on top form once again. He could be classed as one of the 'hidden gems' in this Minstermen squad, and is definitely one of the higher quality performers.

From a super rocket finish against Oldham to his smart drilled assist at the weekend, the 22-year-old impresses in almost every game he plays in. Dyson has started all the fixtures this season, and also has the highest rating within the City squad.

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Nicke Kabamba

The Bees' number nine, who signed from League Two high-flyers in the Summer, has been worth the move for all involved, having already netted five goals in only ten games, meaning he averages a goal per every two matches.

Playing every minute of every game, Kabamba has had a huge effect on Barnet so far, him being the one chipping in the most to take them top of the table earlier on, and that man again helping them to retain a spot around the playoffs.

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  • Match Details

Where is the game being played?

Barnet's own Hive Stadium hosts their 11th game of the 2022/23 campaign. The Hive is also the home of London Bees and Tottenham Hotspur Women.

What time is kick-off?

The game kicks off at the regular time of 3pm.

How can I watch?

There is no way to stream the game - the only way to watch it is by purchasing a ticket. Live commentary will be provided on BBC Radio York, with both clubs tweeting out live updates throughout.

Highlights from this match-up, and every other National League game this week, will be available to watch on BT Sport as early as 10pm.

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