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Preview: Salford City v Barrow

25 December 2022

Salford City Football Club

Find out all the details you need to know, ahead of Barrow's Boxing Day match away at Salford City.

Salford City vs Barrow
Monday 26th December 2022, 3pm
Peninsula Stadium
Sky Bet League Two

Opposition
Formed in 1940 the club reached the Football League system for the first time in 2018-19, following the takeover of Project 92 in 2014. Salford City would then have a documentary that displayed the route to bringing the club up the divisions. 

Salford’s era of success in the 1970s saw them become a major force in local divisions, winning the Manchester League Premier Division on four occasions, the Lancashire FA Amateur cup three times, the Manchester Challenge Cup twice, and the Manchester FA Intermediate Cup twice. 

Under the guidance of Graham Alexander, Salford would enjoy Wembley success beating AFC Fylde 3-0 in the final to achieve EFL status, becoming the first club to gain back-to-back promotions in achieving this milestone. They would be back in 2021 for the delayed 2020 EFL Trophy final where they would win their first trophy as a Football League Club, winning 4-2 on penalties against Portsmouth. 

The Venue 
Opened in 1978, Moor Lane (known as the Peninsula Stadium for sponsorship purposes) began redevelopment in October 2016 which would mix seats with terrace areas and improve club facilities bringing a modern look to the club, with the improvements bringing the capacity to 5,108. After agreeing on a deal with Peninsula to own the naming rights for the stadium, Sir Alex Ferguson would cut the ribbon on the opening of the ground, with the Class of 92 XI playing out a 4-4 draw against Salford on the opening fixture. 

The record attendance came in the Carabao Cup First Round against Leeds United in 2019. 

Head To Head
Within the Football League, Barrow and The Ammies have only faced each other on 4 occasions with Salford taking 3 wins from 4 and the other ending in a 2-2 draw last time out at the Peninsula Stadium.

Barrow staged a second-half comeback last season, with goals from Josh Gordon and Aaron Amadi-Holloway before Ian Henderson’s controversial late goal salvaged a point for the hosts.

Referee
The man with the whistle at the Peninsula Stadium will be Thomas Parsons. He’ll be assisted by Ian Smedley and Paul Stonier; Andy Haines has been assigned to Fourth Official duties for the Boxing Day fixture.

Parsons’s last refereeing appointment came between Crewe Alexandra and Colchester where Crewe walked away with a 1-0 victory, a match which produced 5 yellow cards.

You might remember Parsons from Barrow’s 3-1 victory against Hartlepool United at the SO Legal Stadium as he was on Fourth Official duty on the day. A game that saw Pete Wild’s side storm into a 3-0 lead in 21 minutes before a consoloation goal from Pools late into the game.

Tickets
Tickets for the fixture can be purchased on the day at Salford City.

Fans are advised that cash admission is available for Barrow fans at Turnstile 'A' on Moor Lane for the East Stand Terrace. Salford City cannot take card payment at the turnstiles and there are no cash withdrawal facilities in the vicinity of the stadium.

Prices are as follows, for both seating and standing:
Adult: £15
Concession: £10 (16-21 and 60+ on the day of the game)
Under 16: £5
Under 5: Free

Live Streaming
Domestic live streaming will be allowed for the fixture, which means that Salford City v Barrow will be available on iFollow in the UK and abroad.

You can buy a video match pass HERE.

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 Adam Johnson and former Bluebirds captain Danny Livesey at the Peninsula Stadium 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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