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Preview: Barrow v Crawley Town

8 April 2023

Match Previews

Preview: Barrow v Crawley Town

8 April 2023

Check out all you need to know, as Crawley Town are the visitors to the SO Legal Stadium on Monday afternoon.

Barrow vs Crawley Town
Monday 10th April 3pm
SO Legal Stadium
Sky Bet League Two

Crawley Town Football Club was founded in 1896 and the club has played home games at Broadfield Stadium since 1997.

Crawley adopted professional status in 1962 and joined the Southern League the following year. For the next 20 years Crawley played in the First Division in its various guises, apart from a brief taste of Premier Division football in 1969-70. In 1983-84, under manager John Maggs, Crawley returned to the Premier Division where they remained until 2004. The club enjoyed various cup successes over the years including winning the Sussex Senior Cup in 1990 and 1991.

The club turned fully professional in 2005 but faced immediate financial difficulties and entered administration the following year. The club survived and appointed Steve Evans as a manager in May 2007. Evans led them into the Football League as champions of the Conference in 2010-11 and then secured promotion in their first season in League Two. Crawley spent three seasons in League One before relegation in 2015.

In more recent times, Crawley finished 13th in League Two at the end of 2021-21 season and in April 2022, WAGMI United acquired Crawley Town Football Club and Preston Johnson and Eben Smith became the club's co-chairmen, with current manager Scott Lindsey appointed in January 2023.

Crawley currently sit below Barrow in 22nd, on Good Friday Crawley drew 0-0 with Bradford City, with Bradford finishing the game with 10 men.

Head To Head

The first competitive game between the sides came in National League, 2008, where it ended in a 4-0 win to Crawley.

The last match between these sides came in a 1-0 Sky bet League Two Loss on 27th August 2022.

We have played each other 11 times with Barrow coming out on top on 3 occasions, Crawley 6 times with 2 draws.


This afternoon, the man with the whistle and notebook at the SO Legal Stadium will be Adam Herczeg. He’ll be accompanied by Robert Atkin and Jake Topp with the flags, and Andrew Miller will be between the dugouts as Fourth Official.


Barrow fans can still buy tickets for the game on our ticketing website and gain admission through the turnstiles via our e-ticket option.

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets from our ticketing website.

Visiting With Families

If you're visiting the SO Legal Stadium with your family, check out our handy Family Guide on how to make the most of your visit.

CLICK HERE to check out our Family Guide.

Fan Zone & Cross Bar

The Fan Zone will be open from Noon, and The Cross Bar will be serving drinks pre and post match, with Happy Hours from 5pm - 7pm.

Live Streaming

 This game is available to stream via Ifollow and you can purchase the match in the usual way ahead of kick-off.

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 the duo of Adam Johnson and John Goodwin at the SO Legal 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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