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On The Road: Exeter City

25 April 2022

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Barrow's Tom Beadling turns to celebrate after scoring against Exeter City in May 2021

Phil Yelland checks the archives to find out how Barrow have fared during previous trips to Exeter City ahead of Tuesday evening's encounter at St James' Park.

Tuesday evening sees us make the long trip to Devon to St James’ Park to play Exeter City.

Last season we finished the season at City and Tom Beadling’s second half equaliser earned us a point in a 1-1 draw during what proved to be Rob Kelly’s last game in charge.

Our second (and most recent) win to date came in February 1967, as we were looking to push for promotion from Division Four. We triumphed 2-1 thanks to goals from Roy McCarthy and George Smith which saw us complete the double having won 5-0 on home soil at the start of the previous October.

Our first ever trip to the ground coincided with our first ever away game in the newly formed Division Four in 1958. We lost 4-0 and it was not until our fifth visit to City in October 1963 that we recorded out first win, thanks to goals from Jimmy Armstrong and Stan Howard. That result followed two draws and another defeat at St James’ Park.

Our heaviest defeat at the venue came at the end of April 1972 in what turned out to be our final game in our first spell in the Football League when we collapsed to a 7-1 defeat.

Back in Division Four, in March 1971, we also struggled as City won 4-2.

So, to date its two wins four draws and four defeats at City. Hopefully we can make it three wins on Tuesday.

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