Take a look at everything you need to know ahead of this evening's visit of Exeter City to The Progression Solicitors Stadium.
Barrow v Exeter City
Tuesday 13th April 2021, 7pm
The Progression Solicitors Stadium
Sky Bet League Two
Exeter City sent out a statement to their play-off rivals on Saturday when they enjoyed a sensational 4-1 win over title-chasing Cambridge United at The Abbey Stadium.
Boss Matt Taylor will hope the result marks a return to their best form following a sequence of four defeats from the previous six which threatened to derail their attempts to snatch a top seven spot.
The Grecians are now back within a point of the play-off positions and have the incentive of knowing that tonight’s game in hand gives them the opportunity to leap as high as fifth spot in the table.
Tonight will be the first time the sides have met since 1972 and will be the first of two contests within a month, with The Bluebirds set to end the League Two campaign at St James’ Park in May.
One To Watch
City’s Matt Jay pipped Patrick Brough to the League Two Player of the Month accolade for March after hitting a real purple patch in front of goal.
The talented 25-year-old fired a hat-trick in The Grecians’ thumping 4-0 win over Leyton Orient at the beginning of the month before scoring a spectacular free kick in the 2-0 triumph over Scunthorpe United.
Jay has now helped himself to 19 goals in all competitions after being on target again during City’s eye-catching 4-1 win at Cambridge United and he will be key to their prospects of making the play-offs this term.
Head To Head
Barrow have been made to wait a long time for their chance to put the record straight against Exeter City – because The Grecians ran out 7-1 winners when the sides last met back in 1972.
It proved to be The Bluebirds’ final game in the Football League for almost 50 years and was a painful way to bow out so it will be hoped they can put that right this evening.
It’s actually going to be the 19th competitive meeting between Barrow and Exeter and our last success came by virtue of a 2-1 triumph in Devon back in February 1967.
Ross Joyce is back at The Progression Solicitors Stadium this evening after being the official was left with no option but to postpone our scheduled meeting with The Grecians in February.
An experienced and respected referee, Joyce is now into his sixth season on the EFL list and has mainly worked across Leagues One and Two during 2020/21.
You have to go back to 2012/13 for the last time he oversaw a Barrow fixture – Joyce was on the whistle that season for our games against Gateshead, Nuneaton and Grimsby Town.
Exeter City have been made slight favourites for three points tonight at odds of 11/8, while The Bluebirds are rated an 15/8 shot for victory and a draw is priced up at 11/5.
Match Passes to watch tonight’s game live on iFollow Barrow are now available so that you can enjoy every minute of tonight’s game against Exeter City.
Any Match Passes bought for the previously scheduled games against Exeter City will remain valid for this evening’s fixture.
Season Ticket holders are still able to enjoy complimentary access to home games and your iFollow accounts should now have been upgraded.
We will also provide an audio commentary of Tuesday’s game when we link up with BBC Radio Cumbria’s Adam Johnson and John Goodwin 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.