Preview: Hartlepool United (A)

All you need to know as we travel to face Hartlepool United in the Vanarama National League.

Hartlepool United v Barrow

Tuesday 4th September


Victoria Park


Hartlepool’s Recent Form:

Hartlepool United go into the game on the back of an impressive run of 4 straight wins, including a hard earned 2-1 win on the long trip to Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday. That game followed wins at home to Chesterfield and Maidenhead, as well as three points away at Dagenham & Redbridge – the Bluebirds opponents next Saturday.

Last 4 league games:

Hartlepool United 2-1 Maidenhead United

Dagenham & Redbridge 1-2 Hartlepool United

Hartlepool United 1-0 Chesterfield

Havant & Waterlooville 1-2 Hartlepool United


Barrow’s Recent Form:

The Bluebirds travel to Victoria Park following a dramatic final 10 minutes against Solihull on Saturday. Despite dominating proceedings, Barrow found themselves 2-0 down after two goals in the last ten minutes, but we pulled one back through Tyler Smith before John Rooney missed a penalty in the dying seconds. That result followed a defeat at Salford in our last away game, and a 1-0 win over Braintree at the FBSS. The Bluebirds sit in 15th place with 10 points from 8 games.

Last 4 league games:

Maidstone United 1-0 Barrow

Barrow 1-0 Braintree Town

Salford City 3-1 Barrow

Barrow 1-2 Solihull



Live match coverage will be available on BBC Radio Cumbria.

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Ticket news:

Barrow supporters are able to purchase a ticket (cash) from turnstiles 1 & 2 next to the Ticket Office on Clarence Road from approximately 1.5 hrs prior to kick-off. Card payments can be made in the main Ticket Office which is open from 10am up until kick-off.

Any ambulant/wheelchair disabled and carer tickets need to be purchased from the Ticket Office. Carer tickets are issued free of charge if in receipt of high rate DLA or enhanced rate PIP (letter to be shown).

Admission prices are:

  • £18 Adults (19+)
  • £9 Seniors (60+)/Students/Under 19s/Armed Forces
  • £5 Under 16s
  • Under 5s Free.

Wheelchair/Ambulant Disabled are charged at the relevant age category with free carer if on high rate DLA/enhanced rate PIP.

Supporters also have the option to purchase tickets online in advance through the website link below (including an e-ticket option). Simply click on the Barrow game, then click on Away to be taken to the Smith & Graham Stand. Online sales end at midnight on Monday 3rd September.


Travel News:


By Car: 

Victoria Park is situated on Clarence Road, just north of the centre of Hartlepool. From the A19, take the A689 towards Hartlepool and follow signs for the town centre for 3 miles, crossing two roundabouts before going straight through two sets of traffic lights. You will pass a college on your right, then take the next left for the ground.

There are a limited number of match day parking spaces at the stadium and these are booked on a first come, first served basis. There is also a car park behind the Niramax Stand and street parking around Raby Road.


By train: 

Hartlepool train station is served by trains from Newcastle and Middlesbrough. It is about half a mile by foot to the ground. Walk out of the station to the main road (Church Street) and turn right. Follow the road and the floodlights come into view. Cross the main A179 and bear right into Clarence Road to the ground.


Before The Game:

Barrow supporters are welcome in the Centenary Lounge bar which is open before kick off. Entry is free, the entrance is on Clarence Road just along from the Main Reception.