Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Barnet FC- Underhill

Visits:1
Barnet 1-1 Accrington Stanley (League Two, November 16th 2012)
Stands I’ve Been in:  East Terrace
Ticket Price (1st Visit): £16
Attendance (1st Visit): 2,238
Address: Barnet Lane, Barnet, EN5 2DN

Transport

Very accessible by Tube, despite being on the outer fringes of North London. Direct on the Northern Line from Euston, and as you come out of High Barnet Station and reach the street, you cant miss the floodlights. Perfect.

Underhill, with the floodlights behind

Food & Drink

A pub called the Old Red Lion is on the corner next to the alleyway thats takes you to the back of the North Terrace, and food inside is pretty standard…though they do my favourite chicken and mushroom Pukka Pies!

Teams line up in front of the Main Stand

Inside the Ground

Classic lower/ non league, reminded me a lot of what I like about Southport’s Haig Avenue. Terracing on two and a bit sides, the covered East Terrace is a classic lower league terrace with a great atmosphere, the uncovered North Terrace with the tiny little temporary seated stand for away fans, the Main Stand flanked by family stand and another uncovered terrace, and the recent redevelopment with the all seated South Stand. A good size of ground that even with only just over 2,000 in attendance, it felt quite full.

The North Terrace, with random little covered seated area in the corner!

Atmosphere

I was in the covered East Terrace, where most of the atmosphere seemed to come from, so it was very good. Good fun too sharing it with the visiting fans, so plenty of shouting and banter across the black netting when things got a bit tasty second half! A good creative chant too when the linesman disallowed two Accy goals for offside, ‘We love you linesman, we do!’

The East Terrace at half time

Anything Else

Barnet walk out to Sweet Child Of Mine…ace!

The South Stand

Overall

Lovely little ground for Barnet’s level, a real shame they are being forced to move away.

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