Match Preview: Havant & Waterlooville v Barrow

All you need to know as we travel to face Havant & Waterlooville in the Vanarama National League.

Havant & Waterlooville v Barrow

Saturday 5th January


Westleigh Park


Team News:

New signing Kyle McFarlane will be in the squad for the trip, the young striker signed for the Bluebirds on a loan deal on Thursday.


Havant’s Recent Form:

Our hosts have struggled so far in their first season in the National League, and currently sit in 20th place with 26 points from 28 games. They picked up 2 points from 4 games over Christmas, with defeats to Eastleigh and Bromley, and draws against Eastleigh and Hartlepool.

Last 4 league games:

Hartlepool 1-1 Havant & Waterlooville

Havant & Waterlooville 2-2 Eastleigh

Havant & Waterlooville 0-3 Bromley

Eastleigh 2-1 Havant & Waterlooville


Barrow’s Recent Form:

The Bluebirds travel to Hampshire looking to go nine games unbeaten in the National League! A positive return of 8 points from 4 games over Christmas sets us up nicely going into the new year, with wins at Solihull and at home to Salford City, and draws home and away against AFC Fylde. We are in 11th place with 39 points from 28 games.

Last 4 league games:

Solihull Moors 0-1 Barrow

AFC Fylde 0-0 Barrow

Barrow 3-2 Salford City

Barrow 1-1 AFC Fylde


Last Time Out:

We have never played Havant at Wetleigh Park, and met them for the first time back in August when two goals from Jack Hindle and one from Tyler Smith gave the Bluebirds a 3-0 win on the opening day of the season. Watch highlights of that one here:




Live match coverage will be available on BBC Radio Cumbria.

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Live Updates:

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Tickets and Travel:


Ticket News:

The game on Saturday will not be segregated, with ticket prices for supporters as follows:

Adult: £16

Concessions: £12

Children (5-16): £2


By Car:

From the North follow the A3 South until it becomes the A3M.

Just after it does, take the B2149 turning, signposted to Emsworth.

At the top of the sliproad turn left along Dell Piece East, follow the road to a small roundabout and turn right.

Continue along this road into Rowlands Castle and you’ll be confronted by a small double roundabout with a Harvester restaurant on the left. Go straight over the first and right at the second, taking the road running down the right hand side of the Shell petrol station.

Follow this road round until it becomes a dual carriageway. At the first set of traffic lights turn left into Bartons Road. The ground will be on your right.

At the top of the hill immediately after a pedestrian crossing, turn right into Martin Road. The entrance to the ground is several hundred yards along the road on your right.

Sat Nav Postcode: PO9 5TH

There is limited free parking on site at Westleigh Park, with free on road parking locally.


By Train:

Leave the station by the north exit (the side that doesn’t have the main ticket office).

Walk north up Leigh Road, directly ahead of you on leaving the station. After half a mile the road eventually comes to a dead end by a junction onto a dual carriageway.

Cross the road by the pedestrian crossing on your right and walk along the right hand side of the dual carriageway (this is pavemented, the route runs along a housing estate).

Eventually you will come to traffic lights, if you look right you should see the dead end of a small road and the ground’s floodlights beyond.

Turn into the road and the ground entrance is a hundred yards on the left.