Eastleigh make the Bank Holiday trip to Barnet on Monday, 29th August, with a 5:15pm kick-off live in front of the BT Sport cameras. Preview in association with Unibet.


Spitfires supporters will be in Stand Sixty-Six A at The Hive Stadium.



The Bees have made an impressive start to the 2022/23 season, and began the campaign with a four-game unbeaten streak before their most recent outing.

Dean Brennan’s side topped the table after matchday three and four, but find themselves in fifth place after their first defeat of the season on Friday, 26th August.

The North London club travelled to Chesterfield and left empty handed after a 3-1 defeat in Derbyshire, despite Sean Shields’ first half equaliser.

Summer signing Nicke Kabamba tops the scoring charts for the Bees with three in his first five games, followed by Ryan De Havilland and Ephron Mason-Clark on two goals each.

Barnet will be without the latter, however, as tricky winger Mason-Clark completed a permanent move to League One side Peterborough on the day of their defeat to Chesterfield.


The Spitfires head into matchday six in sixth place, one position below Barnet in the table.

A quite remarkable victory over Southend United on Saturday, 27th August rocketed Lee Bradbury’s side up the table as they extended their early form to four games unbeaten.

Danny Whitehall stole the show off the bench, scoring one of the best goals the club has ever seen with a free-kick from inside his own half to equalise before firing in a second free-kick in the final minute of injury time to win the game.

It’s Whitehall’s first goals of the campaign, joining George Langston, Tristan Abrahams Charlie Carter, and JJ McKiernan on the scoresheet or the Spitfires so far this season.

Previous Meetings:

Previous meetings have been fairly balanced between the two sides, with two wins apiece and a draw in the last five games.

In the 2021/22 campaign, a Ben House equaliser earned the Spitfires a 1-1 draw at The Hive.

In the reverse fixture at the Silverlake Stadium, Ryan De Havilland’s 95th minute goal salvaged a dramatic 3-2 win for the Bees.

Eastleigh did do the double over Barnet in the 2020/21 campaign, however, with a dominant 5-1 win on the road and a 3-0 win at home.

23/04/22 | Eastleigh 2-3 Barnet | VNL

11/09/21 | Barnet 1-1 Eastleigh | VNL

15/05/21 | Eastleigh 3-0 Barnet | VNL

03/10/20 | Barnet 1-5 Eastleigh | VNL

31/08/19 | Eastleigh 1-2 Barnet| VNL

Preview written by Tom Mulholland