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On The Road: Swindon Town

29 April 2022

A photograph of Swindon Town Simon Dael (Shutterstock)
The County Ground

Phil Yelland has been digging in the archives to find out how The Bluebirds have fared on previous visits to The County  Ground ahead of this weekend's encounter.

Saturday sees us make our final away trip of the season when we visit The County Ground to play Swindon Town.

It will be just our third visit to the Wiltshire venue and our two previous trips took place when both clubs were in Division Three.

Our first meeting with The Robins there was at the end of September 1967. The teams had drawn 1-1 at Holker Street at the start of the month and now Barrow won 1-0 with a superb defensive performance. Jim Mulholland scored the only goal of the game, and the Man of the Match for Barrow was goalkeeper Fred Else, who produced a string of outstanding saves.

The second visit was in May 1969 and was watched by over 21,000 fans. We had secured safety in the division whilst Town were in the process of clinching promotion. They missed out on lifting the title on goal average to rivals Watford. However, they did run out 2-0 winners against Barrow that afternoon.

Hopefully, we can improve our record on Saturday afternoon with a win and complete the double over Town for the first time.


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