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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Barrow

30 August 2022

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Highbury Stadium is home to Fleetwood Town.

Take a look at everything you need to know ahead of Barrow’s Papa John’s Trophy fixture against Fleetwood Town.

Fleetwood Town v Barrow
Tuesday 30th August 2022, kick-off 7pm.
Highbury Stadium
Papa John’s Trophy Group Stage

In Opposition
Fleetwood Town are another team with a new face in the dugout this season. Former Celtic captain Scott Brown is the man at the Highbury helm, as the former midfielder was given the managerial reins earlier this summer.

The former Celtic captain brought numerous new faces to Highbury Stadium in the offseason, including experienced midfielder Josh Vela and 6ft 4in defender Josh Earl. Exciting young striker Callum Morton returned to Fleetwood on a three-year deal, too.

Like Barrow did last Tuesday, Fleetwood enjoyed a 2-2 draw at Lincoln City at the weekend. Town netted a late injury time equaliser to bring a point back up to Lancashire.

Head To Head
The last meeting between the two sides was in last year’s Papa John’s Trophy, when The Cod Army ran out as 3-1 victors. Bluebirds fans may remember Scott Moloney making his outfield debut in that game.

Perhaps the most memorable meeting came in August 2011, when Barrow beat Fleetwood at Holker Street 4-0 in the Blue Square Bet Premier. As a direct response to that hammering, Fleetwood went out and bought Jamie Vardy from FC Halifax Town… and the rest, as they say, is history.

Fleetwood got their revenge in the return fixture, though, as Vardy himself netted a brace in a 4-1 defeat for The Bluebirds.

Referee
Thomas Kirk will be the man with the whistle at Highbury Stadium.

So far this season, he has refereed four Sky Bet League Two fixtures and a Carabao Cup clash between Harrogate Town and Stockport County.

As far as our records show, he has never officiated a fixture involving Barrow or Fleetwood Town.

Tickets
Barrow have been given a 200 seating allocation for this matchup.

Adults are priced at £10; Over 65s are £5 and it’ll cost an Under 18 just £1 for admission.

Purchased tickets can be picked up from SO Legal Stadium, Barrow until 2pm on Tuesday 30th August. Any remaining tickets can be picked up from Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood before kick-off.

Tickets can also be purchased at Highbury Stadium prior to kick-off.

Live Streaming
There’s a live stream of the game available on iFollow, meaning fans in the UK and abroad can watch the clash with Fleetwood Town online.

All of our Papa John’s Trophy Group games will be streamed live on iFollow, so if you can’t make the trip to Highbury Stadium, make sure you catch the action online.

Video Match Passes are available now for just £10 to watch Pete Wild's side take on League One opposition for the second consecutive Tuesday night.

Click here now to buy your Video Match Pass.


Live Commentary
We will be providing live online audio commentary from every game this season as we continue our link-up with BBC Radio Cumbria.

Fans will be able to listen to amiable commentator Adam Johnson, who will be joined at Highbury Stadium by Barrow legend and FA Trophy Final hero Jason Walker, to 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.

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