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Pre-Season Preview: Penrith

8 July 2022

Match Previews

Pre-Season Preview: Penrith

8 July 2022

Barrow continue their pre-season preparations with a trip to Frenchfield Park to face Darren Edmondson’s Penrith on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

The Club:

were founded in 1894 and originally joined the North Eastern League in 1907.

They switched to the Northern League after World War II, and would go on to spend 35 years in that competition before moving to the North West Counties in 1982.

The 1980s brought league and cup success for The Bonny Blues. They knocked out Football League side Chester City in the FA Cup First Round with a 1-0 victory, setting up a trip to Belle Vue to face Doncaster Rovers in the Second Round.

Penrith finished as runners up in a 5 year spell in the North West Counties, are were invited to join the second division of the Northern Premier League in an expansion in 1987.

The Stadium:

Penrith have played at Frenchfield since the stadium opened in 2009 and it boasts a capacity of 1,500 with 150 seats available for supporters.


Tickets can be purchased on the day at the turnstile. They’re priced at £5 for Adults and £3 for concessions (over 65s and under 18s).


The nearest rail station is Penrith (PNR), which is accessed via Avanti West Coast Services from Lancaster.

For those planning on driving to the ground, you want to take J40 on the M6. The post code for your Sat Nav is CA11 8UA.

There are limited parking spaces available at Frenchfield Park.

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