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Preview | Barnet (H)

15 September 2023

Match Previews

Preview | Barnet (H)

15 September 2023

Rochdale AFC vs Barnet | Vanarama National League, Saturday 16th September, Crown Oil Arena, 3pm Kick-Off

Dale return to the Crown Oil Arena this weekend, as Barnet come to town.

Get ready for the game by reading all of the pre-match build-up below.


Coming to Saturday’s game? Check out all of the information you need to make the most of your visit HERE.


Jesurun Uchegbulam was on pre-match press duties. He says that he feels like a new signing again following his return from injury after featuring in Saturday's draw with Kidderminster Harriers.

Click HERE to watch his interview in full, or HERE to read what he had to say.


Barnet reached the National League play-offs last season after finishing sixth. They were beaten 2-1 by Boreham Wood in the play-off quarter-finals.

This is The Bees' sixth consecutive season at the level, following their relegation from League Two in 2018.

Dean Brennan's side have had a great start to this campaign, winning six of their first eight, whilst drawing and losing once. Barnet are the league leaders on goal difference, they're joint on points with Chesterfield [19 points].

Their last game was at the The Hive London Stadium where they were 3-0 winners over Altrincham.


This will be the first meeting between the sides since February 2013.

There have been 32 matches, with nine wins for Dale, 13 for Barnet, and ten draws.


James Durkin will be the referee for Saturday’s game. It is his fifth season at National League level. This weekend's game will be his fourth fixture this season.

Oliver Nolan and Alan Hull are the assistant referees, with Lewis Dawson as the fourth official.


Those fans based in the UK & Ireland can listen to live match commentary, whilst overseas supporters can watch live via the National League TV platform. Click HERE for full details.

There will also be live updates via the club’s official twitter account.


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