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Match Preview: Brentford vs Barnet

Everything you need ahead of tonight's FA Cup Replay

5 February 2019

Tuesday's night Fourth Round Replay pits Brentford against Barnet at Griffin Park. Last week, fans at The Hive were treated to a six-goal thriller in North London. Tonight it all kicks off again at 7.45pm, this time under the lights in TW8.

The Opposition

Barnet continued their cup fever last weekend with another 3-3 draw this time to Isthmian League side Carshalton Athletic in the Third Round of the FA Trophy.

Manager Darren Currie made just one change to the side that played Brentford, with David Tutonda switching out for Watford loanee Ashley Charles. Shaq Coulthirst scored another brace, one from the penalty spot, with Ephron Mason-Clark netting just before half-time. Byron Harrison also put one in his own net a few minutes after coming on as a sub in the second period.

The two league games faced by Barnet this calendar year have seen the side lose 4-0 to Braintree Town and draw 1-1 with Boreham Wood. 

Team News

Thomas Frank announced this week that Rico Henry will miss the game due to injury but the rest of the squad will be fit for selection. Both B Team graduates Mads Bech Sorensen and Marcus Forss will be hoping to play a role in this replay after appearing on the bench at The Hive last week.

Barnet boss Currie confirmed on Monday that none of his squad were facing new injury concerns, despite playing on an artificial pitch against Carshalton on Saturday afternoon. Tutonda was the only body rested since the first tie, with Dan Sparkes and Andre Boucaud also coming off the bench for the FA Trophy game.

We Meet Again

Ollie Watkins scored the opener against Barnet last Monday, with Sergi Canos and Neal Maupay netting in a frantic second half in North London. It took a truly magical free-kick from Dan Sparkes to take the tie back to Griffin Park tonight.

Ref Watch

Officials confirmed for the game at Griffin Park: Referee Roger East, Assistants Darren Cann and Richard West, Fourth Official Lee Collins.

Since 2013/14, East has been a member of the select group of referees for the Premier League. During his time as a main official, which stretches back to 2006, he has been involved in over 80 top division encounters and a handful of league and cup finals.

So far this term, East has refereed six Premier League games and given out 23 yellow cards.

Ticket Info

Tickets are only on sale to previous purchasers after Barnet FC sold out the away allocation. Seniors and Young persons are £10 with Juniors getting in for just one pound in any area of the stadium.

Adults are £15 in Braemar Road or New Road, with Ealing Road Terrace places going for £10 a ticket. Buy online here or in person at the Ticket Office.

Matchday Coverage

Login to iFollow for full commentary with Mark Burridge and Mick Cabble on Matchday Live. The pair will be on air from 7.15pm at Griffin Park for all the build-up in West London.

Download the Official Brentford FC App to get notifications direct to your phone, plus all the latest news, views and reaction from the game. Visit the Play Store or iTunes App Store now to download. 


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