WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
Aldershot travel to the Hive this Saturday to take on playoff pushing Barnet. The Bees were founded in 1888, and are currently in their fifth consecutive season in the Vanarama National League.
HOW HAVE THEY DONE THIS SEASON?
Barnet are currently sat 5th in the table, locked in a battle for the playoffs which sees 10 points seperate 11th placed Wealdstone and 4th placed Chesterfield. Barnet made it to the second round of the FA Cup, but were knocked out by Accrington Stanley. Barnet, like the Shots, remain in the FA Trophy, and will play Maidstone in the quarter finals on the 11th of March.
LAST TIME OUT:
Two late goals for Aldeshot were the difference last time out in September earlier this season. Aldershot took the lead through an Inih Effiong penalty, before Harry Pritchard levelled in the 34th minute for Barnet. The Shots looked the better of the two sides, and after some good play Inih Effiong scored again to give the Shots a 2-1 lead in injury time. Tommy Willard put the icing on the cake, giving the Shots all the points.
The Shots last trip to Barnet was also decided with late drama, but the Shots were on the losing end. Kian Flanagan gave Barnet the lead, before Aldershot got a goal back through Mohammad Sylla, but in the 86th minute Robert Hall handed Barnet all the points.
ONE TO WATCH: NICKE KABAMBA
Formally of Woking and Northampton, Nicke Kabamba is now at Barnet and is bagging for the Bees. Kabamba currently has 17 goals in the National League this season, a strike which sees him joint third in the National League with Rhys Browne and James McShane, and one ahead of former Shot Inih Effiong. This season is the most prolific of Kabamba’s career, and his goals are helping to fire Barnet on a charge for the playoffs.
- Top scorer: Nicke Kabamba (17)
- Most minutes: Laurie Walker, Jerome Okimo (2,970)
- Last season: 18th
- Goals for: 69
- Goals against: 55
- Clean sheets: 12
Tickets for Saturday’s clash are available to purchase online HERE.
Upon arriving to the website, Shots fans should select the “away” option, and purchase tickets from there. Shots fans will be in Stand Sixty-Six A.
Tickets are priced as follows:
- Adult: £22
- Concession: £14
- Under 17: £5
HOW TO FOLLOW THE GAME:
As always, live updates will be posted on Shots official Twitter @OfficialShots, and you can catch up with highlights of the game on the Aldershot YouTube channel HERE after the final whistle has gone.
There will be live BBC Surrey Sport online commentary of the game.