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Bluebird Spotlight: Gary Benson

19 May 2021

A photograph of Gary Benson
Gary Benson

Bluebird Spotlight: Gary Benson

19 May 2021

Gary Benson is next up to tell us more about how his love for Barrow AFC started and what his favourite moments have been over the years.

This summer we’re placing the fans centre-stage in our coverage by publishing the results from our special questionnaire which lets you tell the story behind your love for Barrow.

Next up today we find out more about Gary Benson’s connection with The Bluebirds – a despatch operative, he has become a regular in The Wilkie Stand over the years…

Who did we play in your first Barrow game and what are your memories of the day?
I can remember a Saturday night fixture v Torquay. It must have been round 1967 or so. I think it was a 2-2 draw.

Which Barrow match that you’ve seen stands out more than most and why?
Probably away to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup. I went on the coach with my kids and the whole day (result apart) was amazing.

Who has been your favourite all-time Barrow player and why?
Jason Walker - for some of the most spectacular goals I've seen from Barrow.

Who is your favourite current Barrow player and why?
Josh Kay, always tried hard and great at swearing at linesmen!!

Who do you think has been the most underrated Barrow player during your time watching and why?
Mark Boyd

Which has been your favourite Barrow goal that you’ve seen live and why?
Jason Walker in the FA trophy Final - for obvious reasons!

What is the favourite away ground you have visited and why?
Salford - purely for the amount of noise we made on the checker plate flooring. A brilliant atmosphere.

What are your hopes for Barrow in the 2021/22 season?
Pushing up the table and being able to watch every home game at least.

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