In 1989/90 Barnet were to go head to head until the very last game with Brian Little’s relegated Darlington in another thrilling season full of excitement, goals, incident and heartache.
BARNET 5-0 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
GM Vauxhall Conference - 9th October 2004
Attendance : 1,894
After that fine 5-0 win at Chester I was reminded of the last time we ran up a 5-0 Hawaii? It was in front of Sky TV customers too!
Finishing second to Scarborough in the Conference in 1986/87, while experiencing the most entertaining football to be played at Underhill for some 15 years, had given us supporters a new hope for the future.
I have travelled to away games by plane, train, tube, car, bus (open top and public), coach, motorcycle and ferry to watch my club but the invitation of an away game by stretched limousine in the lap of luxury was just too good to refuse.
The FA Cup is not a competition frankly that Barnet have excelled in over the years and we have only reached the Fourth Round on two occasions.
I am going to take you back to 2006/7 when we first reached the dizzy heights of Round 4.
In 2005-5 League Football returned to Underhill with Barnet playing some of the most exhilarating football since the days of Barry Fry - this time however it was overseen with superb efficiency and organisation skills.
FOREST GREEN ROVERS 4-4 BARNET
Nationwide Conference - Saturday 5th October 2002
My match report of the thrilling game at the Lawn on a day when Lieutenant Martin Allen first took took charge!
Linvoy was perhaps the finest centre back to wear Amber and Black over the last 20 years We were fortunate to witness his early development as a player before he successfully made the step up to Premiership level with Portsmouth in 2000.
Chairman Stan Flashman allegedly sacked him 19 times, he cleared the pitch of frost on Christmas morning and paid the players wages from the fruit machines in the social club. The simple fact is that Barry made a few contributions towards our club’s history.....oh yeah and he got us promoted to the Football League.
Sadly there are going to be some players in these features, including some that literally dug the foundations of Barnet Football Club, who are not with us anymore but next in the spotlight are two gentlemen from days long past whose names are synonymous with the great history of our club
The next in the spotlight is a player who put back bone into the team and who played in almost every position during his twelve years at the club. He also proved the myth that you can have blood the colour of your club.
The next in the spotlight is a richly talented midfielder, oozing class with a great touch and vision – “What was he doing at Underhill on a pitch resembling Hackney Marshes then?” - BFC Captain Edwin Stein.
In the spotlight is a very special gentleman who was “The Guvner” throughout the 1950's at Underhill. A legend in the amateur game and perhaps the best centre half in England never to turn Professional. He is one of the players that are the foundation stones for our football club.
In the spotlight is someone who scored goals at Underhill in the 1960's and 70's with nonchalant ease and is the main reason for me changing my allegiance from Finchley FC to Barnet FC as wee lad and I am very proud to say that over the last ten years we have become firm friends. Therefore I make no apologies for this article being ornamented with personal admiration for a certain Leslie Eason.
In the spotlight is a goalkeeper who I can state without fear of contradiction is the favourite Barnet player of all time of literately hundreds of Bees supporters and a gentleman who I am privileged to call a close friend”.
SOUTHPORT v BARNET
Skrill Premier League
Tuesday 8th April 2014
Kick Off 7.45 pm
Stadium: Merseyrail Community Stadium Haig Avenue Southport PR8 6JZ
Telephone: 01704 533422
Club Colours: Yellow and Black
Nickname: The Sandgrounders
Official Website: www.southportfc.net
CAMBRIDGE UNITED v BARNET
Skrill Premier League
Saturday 29th March 2014
Kick Off 3.00pm
Stadium: The Abbey Stadium Newmarket Road Cambridge CB5 8LN
Telephone: (01223) 566 500
Club Colours: Amber and Black
Nickname: The U’s