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Match Preview: Barrow AFC Vs Sutton United

12 August 2023

Club News

Match Preview: Barrow AFC Vs Sutton United

12 August 2023

The Bluebirds face Mat Gray’s Sutton United side in our first home game of the season today at 3 pm.

Pete Wild’s men kicked off their season in fine fashion last weekend when they overcame the tough challenge of Tranmere away, with the Bluebirds running out 2-1 victors thanks to goals from Niall Canavan and Kian Spence.

Barrow faced an even tougher challenge in midweek in the form of League One side Bolton Wanderers. Wild’s men defended valiantly for the large duration of Tuesday’s game but were ultimately beaten 1-0.

The Bluebirds now welcome Sutton to the SO Legal Stadium today in a bid to get back to winning ways.

Team news

Once again we’ll be without Mazeed Ogungbo who is recovering from his torn meniscus sustained in pre-season, however during the week Ogungbo received good news saying his rehab is going well.

We’ll also be without Ben Whitfield who continues to recover from a Achilles issue.

The opposition

The Londoners also kicked off their season with a bang as they defeated League Two newbies Notts County 5-1.

Luke Williams’ side has been tipped by many to have a big season this year, but ultimately Sutton showed their class in a great performance.

United managed another impressive victory on Tuesday night as they defeated League One side Cambridge United on penalties, after a 2-2 draw in regular time.


Barrow has a very good home record against today’s opponents having won five and drawn four in nine meetings up to date.

Our first-ever meeting at the SO Legal Stadium against today’s opponents came in 1989 when we defeated them 1-0 thanks to a Peter Farrell penalty.

Without doubt, our most notable fixture against Sutton came in the 2020/2021 season where current keeper Paul Farman saved a late penalty to keep our 1-0 lead, which ultimately saved us from relegation from the EFL.


Today’s referee is Martin Woods, who is joined by Graeme Fyvie and Karl Buckley.

Helen Conley is today’s fourth official.



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