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Preview: Barrow (H)

15 December 2020

Match Previews

Preview: Barrow (H)

15 December 2020

The Iron will be seeking a first win in three games when Barrow visit the Sands Venue Stadium on Tuesday night (7pm kick-off).

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15 December 2020


United come into it on the back of successive 1-0 defeats at the hands of Colchester United and Southend United, and will be seeking a win that could potentially take them up a place to 17th in the division.

The visitors, who parted company with manager David Dunn following their weekend defeat at Crawley, sit 21st in the table and could climb up a place if they're victorious on the night.


The last campaign saw them promoted back into the EFL after 48 years away, after they ended the season top of the National League.

The Holker Street side will be seeking a first league win since October 31st when they defeated Bradford City 1-0 at home through a Connor Brown goal.

In the meantime though, they did draw 2-2 at home to Forest Green Rovers thanks to strikes from Luke James and Dior Angus.

Goalkeeper Joel Dixon tops the appearance charts with 17 league starts to his name, while Angus is top scorer with four league goals.

Former Iron left-back Kgosi Ntlhe joined in the summer following his release from us, and has made six appearances in the league so far. 

It will be a family affair in the dugouts too as former Iron goalkeeper Josh Lillis, son of current assistant manager Mark, is player/goalkeeping coach for Barrow.


Neil Cox is hoping captain and full-back Jordan Clarke will be fit to be involved in the game after being rested at the weekend following three games in a week for the first time in almost a year.

Mason O'Malley, Manny Onariase and Jake Taylor all missed training on Monday as they felt the effects of Saturday's game at Southend, while John McAtee and Alex Gilliead, along with the midfield pair of Lewis Spence and Alfie Beestin will be assessed going into the game.

Kevin van Veen had an injection at the weekend following a torn hamstring which will keep him out of action for 10 weeks, while Harrison McGahey also faces a month on the sidelines with his own hamstring problem.

Junior Brown (thigh), Frank Vincent (thigh) and Harry Jessop (shoulder) continue to miss out for an extended period of time.


It will be our first encounter the Bluebirds, who were promoted from the National League under the leadership of Ian Evatt last season, since February 1972 when Rod Fletcher scored a brace in a 2-1 home success at the Old Show Ground.

1971-72 - Sat 12 Feb DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Barrow Fletcher 2
1971-72 - Sat 23 Oct DIV 4 Barrow 0-1 Iron Kirk
1970-71 - Mon 8 Mar DIV 4 Barrow 1-2 Iron Davidson, Heath
1970-71 - Tue 22 Sep DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Barrow Keegan (p)
1967-68 - Sat 11 May DIV 3 Barrow 2-1 Iron Kerr
1967-68 - Sat 17 Feb DIV 3 Iron 2-4 Barrow Lindsey, Sloan
1957-58 - Thu 17 Apr DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-0 Barrow Stokes
1957-58 - Sat 29 Mar DIV 3 (N) Barrow 0-1 Iron Davies
1956-57 - Sat 22 Dec DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-1 Barrow Haigh
1956-57 - Sat 25 Aug DIV 3 (N) Barrow 1-2 Iron Brown, Fletcher
1955-56 - Sat 3 Mar DIV 3 (N) Barrow 2-2 Iron Callaghan, Haigh
1955-56 - Sat 22 Oct DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-0 Barrow Gregory, Brownsword (p)
1954-55 - Sat 22 Jan DIV 3 (N) Iron 3-0 Barrow Whitfield 2, Mosby
1954-55 - Sat 11 Sep DIV 3 (N) Barrow 1-3 Iron Gregory, Brown, Haigh
1953-54 - Sat Mar 20 DIV 3 (N) Barrow 1-2 Iron Gregory 2
1953-54 - Sat Oct 31 DIV 3 (N) Iron 3-2 Barrow Jones 2, Sharpe
1952-53 - Sat Dec 20 DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-2 Barrow White
1952-53 - Sat Aug 23 DIV 3 (N) Barrow 2-1 Iron Mynard
1951-52 - Thu May 1 DIV 3 (N) Iron 0-0 Barrow  
1951-52 - Sat Feb 23 DIV 3 (N) Barrow 2-1 Iron Hubbard
1950-51 - Sat Jan 13 DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-0 Barrow Boyes
1950-51 - Sat Sep 9 DIV 3 (N) Barrow 1-0 Iron  


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