League 2 review – Barnet

In the last three years Barnet have flirted with relegation on the final day of the season, and have dramatically escaped, but this season proved one to many, as Edgar Davids side dropped into the Conference National.

The season started with a new manager, Mark Robson replaced Gillingham bound Martin Allen in June 2012, and quickly realised the size of the job in hand.

Eleven games into the season, Robson had failed to win a game, and the club sat bottom of League Two.

In October 2012 the club took a lot of the football world by surprise and hired former Dutch International and Champions League winner Edgar Davids as joint-head coach.

In the pairs second game in charge the Bee’s recorded their first win of the season, which kicked off an improvement in results.

In late December, Robson left the club, leaving Davids in sole charge of the first team, with the Bee’s sitting three points above the relegation zone.

Davids took sole charge of twenty-two league games and managed to earn thirty-four points out of a possible sixty-six, the clubs good form gave them some chance of survival going into the last two weeks.

The final league game held at the clubs famous Underhill stadium ended in a dramatic 1-0 win for the Bees, which gave them some hope going into the final day of the season.

Davids side needed to beat Northampton away, and hope Fleetwood beat AFC Wimbledon.

Neither result went in favour of the Bees, which saw their eight-year stay in the Football League come to an end, but with Davids committing himself to club, the club will be looking to bounce straight back.

Top Goalscorer: Jake Hyde
Player of the Season: Jake Hyde
Clubs Future: George Sykes

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