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Preview: Harrogate Town v Barrow

16 October 2020

A photo of Harrogate Town's stadium Greig Cowie/BPI/Shutterstock
Harrogate Town play at The EnviroVent Stadium

Take a look at everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's League Two fixture at Harrogate Town.

Harrogate Town v Barrow
Saturday 17th October 2020, 3pm
The EnviroVent Stadium
Sky Bet League Two

In Opposition
The National League’s two promoted clubs will go head-to-head in League Two for the first time this weekend when Barrow make the trip to Harrogate Town.

Simon Weaver’s side have made a solid start to the new campaign and were further boosted by a fantastic 1-0 win at Bradford City on Monday night.

The victory took them to ninth place and the brink of the play-off spots in the formative League Two table and they will be hoping to back that up on home soil on Saturday.

Town were forced to play their home games at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium while a grass pitch was laid at their own stadium and this weekend will be the first time they have hosted a game there since the renovations.

Head To Head
Saturday’s game will be the 23rd competitive meeting between the two clubs and Harrogate have enjoyed the better of it over the years, winning 10 times in comparison to Barrow’s five triumphs.

Indeed, The Bluebirds make the trip this weekend still searching for their first ever win in Harrogate, having made 12 unsuccessful attempts in the past.

Barrow’s last win over Town was a good one though – it came in the form of a 6-2 thrashing dished out when Harrogate visited Cumbria in the FA Trophy in December 2016.

One To Watch
Jack Muldoon has become a big crowd favourite at Harrogate Town since making the switch to North Yorkshire from AFC Fylde in the summer of 2018.

The talented front man hit the net 14 times last season for Town and has taken that good form in to the current campaign, scoring three goals already.

The former Lincoln City man will need marshalling well this weekend if Barrow want to come away from the game with reward for their efforts.

Team News
David Dunn will assess the fitness of Scott Quigley after the front man was forced to miss last weekend’s game against Leyton Orient after picking up a knock in training.

Referee
Declan Bourne will take charge of this weekend’s meeting between Harrogate Town and Barrow at The EnviroVent Stadium.

The official stepped up in to the EFL at the start of the season and has taken charge of three games so far during 2020/21, his most recent was Walsall’s 1-1 draw with Colchester United last weekend.

Bourne has refereed four Bluebirds fixtures previously, most recently when he visited The Progression Solicitors Stadium in February to see our 2-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

Betting
Harrogate Town have been installed as even money favourites for a victory this weekend, while you can get a price of 5/2 on Barrow and the draw is rated a 12/5 shot.

Click here now to take a look at Sky Bet’s range of odds on Saturday’s action.

Live Streaming
Match Passes to watch Saturday’s game live on iFollow Barrow are now available – fans are reminded that Season Ticket holders do not get free access to away games.

You can buy a Match Pass to watch the action now priced at £10, while oversea supporters pay £7.

Click here now to buy your Match Pass for Saturday.

Live Commentary
We will also provide an audio commentary of Saturday’s game when we link up with BBC Radio Cumbria who will describe all the action as it unfolds.

You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.

Click here now to subscribe to iFollow Barrow.


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