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Preview: Barrow v Salford City

21 January 2023

Read up on all the information you need to know ahead of Barrow's home match with Salford City.

Barrow vs Salford City
Saturday 21st January, kick-off 3pm
SO Legal 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 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’s success beating AFC Fylde 3-0 in the final to achieve Football League 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. 

Neil Wood’s side currently finds themselves in 5th place, occupying one of the play of places of current, just one point above Barrow. Salford City’s latest result saw them sail to a 2-0 victory over mid table Sutton United at the Peninsula Stadium.

Head To Head
Within the Football League, Barrow and Salford have only faced each other on 5 occasions with Salford taking 3 wins from 5 EFL matches.  A late Jordan Stevens strike from the edge of the area salvaged Barrow a point at the Peninsula Stadium just shy of a month ago, as we welcome the Greater Manchester outfit to Cumbria Saturday. 

Referee
The man with the whistle at the SO Legal Stadium this afternoon is Sam Barrott. He’ll be assisted by linesmen Peter Gooch and Paul Newhouse. Martin Woods will be responsible for Fourth Official duties.

Barrott last refereed The Bluebirds exactly a year ago, when he oversaw Barrow’s 1-3 home defeat to Mansfield Town at Holker Street. In that game, Barrott dished out 6 yellow cards and one red card.

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

Alternatively, you can purchase your ticket at the Ticket Office on Monday, up until kick-off.

Click here for more information.

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.

Live Streaming
We are not allowed to live stream games in the UK between the hours of 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday, so this weekend’s game will not be available to domestic supporters.

Barrow fans outside of the UK will be able to access a live 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 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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