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Match Report: Notts County 1-1 Barrow AFC

27 January 2024

Club News

Match Report: Notts County 1-1 Barrow AFC

27 January 2024

Barrow added another point to their Sky Bet League Two tally after a 1-1 draw against Notts County at Meadow Lane after Kian Spence gave the Bluebirds the lead on 22 minutes, before County equalised through Aaron Nemane just before the break.

Cole Stockton came in to make his full debut as Pete Wild made five changes from last weekend and Stockton came close to opening his account for the Bluebirds early on when the ball fell to him on around 30 yards from goal following a County error but his half volley flew just wide.

Barrow again came close to opening the scoring moments later when Sam Foley raced in on goal but he was denied by the legs of Aidan Stone. Stockton’s follow-up effort from distance was tipped over the bar by the County shot-stopper.

After a strong start to the game, the Bluebirds opened the scoring after 22 minutes when Stockton found Dom Telford in space on the left. He then chipped the ball to the back post for Spence to head Barrow into the lead.

Pete Wild’s side came close to taking the lead five minutes before the break when Elliot Newby pulled the ball back to Foley on the edge of the box who saw his side-footed effort deflect over the bar.

Barrow continued to search for a second as Elliot Newby swung in a corner from the left which was headed narrowly wide at the back post by James Chester.

The hosts got back on level terms in first-half stoppage time when a cross from Jodi Jones was met at the back post by Aaron Nemane who side-footed it home.

Barrow started the second half on the front foot as Newby raced down the left to find Foley inside the Notts penalty area however, Foley’s goal-bound effort was well blocked by Aden Baldwin.

The hosts came close to putting themselves in front with 20 minutes to play Jones crossed from the left to find David McGoldrick who nodded the ball down to Dan Crowley, but the County man failed to hit the target.

The Magpies almost found a winner five minutes from time when Jones’ cross from the right was met by Macaulay Langstaff whose effort flew over Paul Farman’s crossbar.

Neither side could find the all-important winner and the points were shared in what was a great performance from the Barrow side.

Barrow XI: Farman, Campbell (White, 72’), Ray, Canavan ©, Spence, Newby, Foley (Gotts, 72’), Chester, Stephenson (Worrall, 80’), Telford (Whitfield, 62’), Stockton (Acquah, 62’).

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