The Bluebirds have withdrawn from the Lancashire Cup
Barrow AFC have withdrawn from this years Lancashire Senior Cup due to our current injury list and the unavailability of our youth players.
We have reluctantly forfeited our Interfit Lancashire FA Senior Cup Second Round tie at Preston North End scheduled for tomorrow.
With the intention of using the competition to give valuable game time to First Team Squad fringe players, supplemented by local Youth and Reserve team players, the crop of recent first team injuries rendered fielding a team impractical.
A midweek afternoon kick-off, standard for EFL clubs in this competition, also made making the balance from promising locals extremely difficult.
It was therefore decided, in the best interests of the club as a whole and to protect the integrity of the competition, to forfeit the fixture.
The club realise this will attract a fine as the cancellation came within 8 days of the fixture.
Barrow would like to place on record their appreciation of the understanding shown by both Preston North End and the Lancashire FA.
Indeed, PNE themselves had to do the same last season due to injuries.
The Bluebirds are next in action when we travel to Notts County on Saturday, kick off is 3pm at Meadow Lane.
You can find ticket news for that game HERE