Argyle v Barnet - Reasons to be Cheerful
AS he does before each game, HADEN TYE takes a look at our upcoming fixture and gives us cause to be optimistic...
Argyle have only ever lost once at Home Park against Barnet, out of eight meetings. Argyle have won five of the eight, and drawn twice. The Bees' only victory was a 3-2 win, with Sean McCarthy and Steve Guinan scoring Argyle’s goals and Tony Richards getting a double for Barnet and Mark Arber scoring their third. This was Kevin Hodges' last game as Argyle boss.
The last time Argyle and Barnet were in the same division, the Pilgrims did the double. That was in the 2012-2013 season, as Argyle won 4-1 away from home, and 2-1 at Home Park. In the 4-1 win, Argyle’s scorers were Rhys Griffiths, Maxime Blanchard, Paris Cowan-Hall and Luke Young, whilst at home, Conor Hourihane and Ronan Murray fired the Pilgrims to victory.
Barnet, despite coming into this game off the back of two victories, have not even managed a draw in any of their seven away games this season, losing each one. The Bees have lost four league games on the road, and three away games in cup competitions. The Bees have the worst away record in League Two, and are the only Football League club not to have picked up a point away from home this season.
Tuesday’s game will be on September 29, a date which once was host to a thrilling fixture. In 1984, Argyle treated the Green Army to a ten-goal thriller, in which the Pilgrims came out on top! The game was a 6-4 victory against Preston North End, and Argyle’s goals were scored by Russell Coughlin, Tommy English, Gordon Staniforth, Tommy Tynan and two from Kevin Hodges.