Barnet and Luton Town had not met before in a competitive match before this season, but they did meet in a pre season friendly two years ago when Jason Puncheon and Liam Hatch scored in a 2-1 win for the Bees at Underhill
Early in 2008/09, the two clubs met for the first time in a competitive fixture, when Luton won 3-1 at Kenilworth Road. Abu Ogogo scored Barnet's goal but was later sent off. later in the season, the two clubs met at Underhill and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Paul Furlong missed a penalty and Adam Birchall scored for the Bees. Luton were relegated at the end of the season.
On Boxing Day, Luton won 2-1 at the Hive In a Conference game. jon Nurse was sent off for the Bees and Jake Hyde scored the only Barnet goal.
In July 2001 the two clubs met at Underhill, again in a pre-season friendly with Junior Agogo scoring from the penalty spot for the Bees.
In October 1982, the two clubs met at Underhill in a benefit match for Bees' midfield player, Steve Brinkman, who had suffered a serious heart attack in an Alliance Premier League match at Weymouth earlier in the season. Luton won the match 3-2 with both the Barnet goals being scored by Danny Westwood.
In 1911, Barnet Alston played Luton Clarence in the 1st qualifying round of the FA Cup. Barnet won 1-0. In 1912, they defeated Luton Crusaders 2-0 and Luton Alliance 5-2 in the FA Cup. In 1913, they won a preliminary round FA Cup match against Luton Trinity 3-0. In 1914, they defeated Luton Alliance 4-0 and Luton Clarence 4-2.In 1911, Barnet FC lost a preliminary round FA Cup match to Luton Clarence by 4-2.
The two clubs later played for league points in the Athenian League.
Luton Town did not evolve though from any of these teams. They were formed in 1885 from a merger between two local clubs, the Wanderers and Excelsior.