The Imps & Barnet Goalfest Cometh – But Will Davids Be There
Lincoln City will be determined to get at least a point at Barnet FC to prove to the fans that they still have the desire that has catapulted also rans to 4th place play-off hopefuls this Saturday. Unity has been key this season, something the Barnet media seem to be questioning, after Edgar Davids missed his second game so far this term. This game is famous for a hatfull of goals, but will a 10 man midfield and the absence of that infamous slope mean a much closer affair?
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Edgar Davids was missing from the dug-out again last Saturday, as the Bees lost 2-1 at FC Halifax. As has been rightly pointed out a manager should be at the centre of things on match-days at the very least. Curtis Weston who scored his first of the season in that one has defended the mystery absence by saying coaches Ulrich Landvreugd and Dick Schreuder are more than capable of carrying out Davids pre-match plans. The Bees certainly dominated for long periods on Saturday and the Dutch passing game, almost akin to total football in spells, was refreshingly evident.
This game, one fears, is set to be a tight one, although matches between the two sides are traditionally high scoring affairs. With top Skrill marksman Hyde on 5, Tomlinson and Marsh-Brown on 3 and Fairhurst on two, the optimists will hope for a repeat treat. We lost 4-2 at Barnet the season we were relegated but 9 of the last 15 encounters have seen between 5 and 7 goals.
|22 Jan 2000||Barnet v Lincoln City||L||5-3||Division 3|
|28 Oct 2000||Barnet v Lincoln City||L||4-3||Division 3|
|16 Apr 2001||Lincoln City v Barnet||W||2-1||Division 3|
|14 Jan 2006||Lincoln City v Barnet||W||4-1||League Two|
|14 Feb 2006||Barnet v Lincoln City||W||2-3||League Two|
|14 Oct 2006||Barnet v Lincoln City||W||0-5||League Two|
|17 Mar 2007||Lincoln City v Barnet||W||1-0||League Two|
|15 Dec 2007||Lincoln City v Barnet||W||4-1||League Two|
|22 Mar 2008||Barnet v Lincoln City||L||5-2||League Two|
|06 Sep 2008||Lincoln City v Barnet||W||2-0||League Two|
|21 Mar 2009||Barnet v Lincoln City||L||3-2||League Two|
|08 Aug 2009||Lincoln City v Barnet||W||1-0||League Two|
|16 Jan 2010||Barnet v Lincoln City||W||1-2||League Two|
|11 Sep 2010||Lincoln City v Barnet||W||1-0||League Two|
|26 Feb 2011||Barnet v Lincoln City||L||4-2||League Two|