In a fantastic show of class and generosity, Aston Villa have donated their share of the gate receipts from Tuesday evening’s Carabao Cup tie back to Barrow.
The Premier League outfit ran out 6-0 winners in their Second Round visit to Cumbria, thanks largely to a hat-trick from youngster Cameron Archer.
Under the rules of the competition, Villa would be due 45% of the gate receipts from a sell-out crowd at The Dunes Hotel Stadium – but they have now confirmed that they will donate that back to The Bluebirds.
“It’s just a wonderful gesture and we’re so grateful for their generosity,” admitted Barrow Chairman Paul Hornby.
“Despite the result, it was a fantastic occasion for everyone connected with Barrow and the revenue generated from it and this subsequent donation is crucial to the Club.
“All those associated with Villa conducted themselves with real class on Tuesday night so this gesture just underlines what a great club they are so we thank them and wish them well for the rest of the season.”