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Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Barrow

22 November 2022

Ian Allington
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Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Barrow

22 November 2022

We bring you everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday night's Papa John's Trophy visit to The University of Bolton Stadium.

Bolton Wanderers v Barrow
Tuesday 22nd November 2022, kick-off 7:45pm
The University of Bolton Stadium
Papa John's Trophy Round of 32

In Opposition
Bolton Wanderers currently sit in fifth place in Sky Bet League One after a dramatic 2-1 victory away at Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

As every Bluebirds fan is likely aware, there will be a very familiar face in the opposing dugout in the form of former Barrow boss Ian Evatt; the man who oversaw the end of Barrow’s 48-year Football League exile.

Evatt’s men won both of their two group games in the Trophy at the University of Bolton Stadium, scoring seven times, as they topped the group to secure a home tie against The Bluebirds.

The Trotters' other result in the Group Stages saw a 2-2 draw at Prenton Park with Tranmere Rovers; the Birkenhead outfit winning the tie on penalties.

Head To Head
Saturday’s game will be only the fifth competitive meeting between the sides in history and the second in Bolton since an FA Cup tie back in January 1991 which Wanderers won 1-0.

Prior to that, the only other time the sides had met was in the 1911/12 Lancashire Senior Cup when then top flight Bolton not only knocked us out but also went on to win the competition that season.

Barrow's previous visit came under the stewardship of Rob Kelly on 27th February 2021. It was late heartache for the later-named ‘Kelly’s Heroes’, as Shaun Miller’s goal deep into injury-time broke Barrow hearts as The Bluebirds were beaten in the cruellest of circumstances.

There might have been late thrills for the visitors had appeals for a penalty proved fruitful for Barrow after substitute Jamie Devitt appeared to be tripped in the area but the officials were uninterested.

However, the drama unfolded at the other end three minutes in to injury time as The Bluebirds failed to clear their lines and Miller rifled home the decisive goal from close range.

Rebecca Welch will be overseeing tonight's fixture between Bolton Wanderers and Barrow.

Welch has refereed Barrow on several occasions before, with her most recent match coming last season in the FA Cup First Round, when The Bluebirds were 4-0 victors over Banbury United.

She will be joined at University of Bolton Stadium by Richard Woodward and Johnathon Bickerdike. Fourth Official duties have been handed to Matt Corlett.

No tickets are available to purchase at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Any uncollected tickets from the SO Legal Stadium will be sent to Bolton's ticket office and Barrow fans will be able to collect.

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 Bolton Wanderers online.

Video Match Passes are available now for just £10 to watch Pete Wild's side take on Ian Evatt's Trotters.

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 jovial commentator Adam Johnson, who will be joined in Middlebrook by Barrow legend Mark Boyd, 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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