Grant Brown Fancies Barrow Boost – Its The Form of The Foe

Barrow come to Sincil Bank buoyed by a win against Woking (2-0).  Having lost against Nuneaton (1-2) Southport (2-5) and Mansfield Town (1-8) they also shocked Luton Town 1-0 and Newport (2-0).  Sixteen goal striker Adam Boyes has a calf doubt but  centre-back Sean Hessey could be back along with midfield general James Owen after a suspension. Winger Paul Rutherford – unplayable on Tuesday – missed training but should feature given full-back Gilbert is suspended for Lincoln City.  STMI, will as ever not be allowed at the game, but welcome Barrow  fans visiting the site. So let’s cut to the chase and go look at the form of the foe.

Thank you for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

 Lincoln City F.C. badge.png V Barrow AFC Logo No Background.png

Saturday  6th October K.O 3 pm

Away Fans Prices Adults £18 Cons £11 U18 £7 Lincolnshire Co Op (Cap 1800)

Home Fans pricing Here

GROUND GUIDE

The Bluebirds sit 22nd whilst the Imps sit 19th. Both see it as a must win. Grant Brown has to pull this one off or the wheels will really come off the Imps rickety cart.

Played Won Drawn Lost G Diff Points
Hyde 32 10 6 16 -4 36
Lincoln City 31 9 8 14 -9 35
Gateshead 30 8 10 12 -4 34
Nuneaton 32 8 10 14 -15 34
Barrow 31 8 8 15 -28 32
Ebbsfleet 30 7 10 13 -17 31
AFC Telford 34 5 15 14 -11 30


Barrow AFC Logo No Background.pngThe Bluebirds Form

Over the season and, despite the odd hiding away, the Bluebirds away form (14th) is better than their home (18th).  On recent form that away form is getting worse, over the last 5 they are 20th  away,  16th at home and 14th over all. Over the 5 played in February they are 12th in the BSP. Even all these stats compare favourably with the Imps, who won there 2-1 on November the 10th. The double should be on although over the last five we are  ranked 21st at home and 21st away.

Barrow do like to get it down to play football, but are easily bullied as the last 6 will attest. The 2-0 win over stylish Woking has really given them some momentum after a tricky month.  Having lost against Nuneaton (1-2) Southport (2-5) Gainsborough (0-2) and Mansfield Town (1-8) they also shocked Luton Town 1-0 and Newport (2-0).  Trinity undid them with two set-pieces in the Trophy, although in truth Barrow hit the wood-work three times and played them off the park for long long periods. James Owen’s red in the 5-2 reverse at Southport changed the game and Nuneaton got two late goals when 3 precious points were odds on.

Recent Results (last game 1st)  Bluebirds Results Breakdown
Barrow 2                    
Woking 0   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Barrow 1 Home  15 3 5 7 15 25 -10 14 22
Nuneaton 2 Away  16 5 3 8 21 39 -18 18 14
Southport 5 Overall  31 8 8 15 36 64 -28 32 22
Barrow 2 The last 5′s
Mansfield 8   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Barrow 1 Overall 5 2 0 3 7 15 -8 6 14
Barrow 1 Home  5 2 0 3 4 6 -2 6 16
Luton 0 Away 5 1 0 4 6 21 -15 3 20
Newport 0 Form By Month
Barrow 2   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Luton 6 December 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1 22
Barrow 0 January 4 2 0 2 4 8 -4 6 9
    February 5 2 0 3 7 15 -8 6 12

 

Barrow AFC Logo No Background.png£££ – Ker-ching 

Highest Home Gate 1278 Dartford
Lowest home gate 716 Kidderminster
Average Home Gate 961  
Total Turnstile Clicks 13,457  

Barrow AFC Logo No Background.pngHeroes & Villains

 BSP & FAC (Ex FAT)      
Heroes Goals   Assists
Boyes 12 Rutherford 7
Baker 8 Boyes 4
Rowe 6 Rowe 3
4 players on 3 Flynn & Baker 2
    7 players on 1
Villains Yellows   Reds
Baker 7 Owen 2
Hunter 6 Hessey  1
Anderson 6    
(3 lads) 4    
(5 lads) 3    
YELLOWS 50  REDS  3

Barrow AFC Logo No Background.pngKeeper corner- Danny Hurst

Now 32, the ex-Bolton youth became the Fleetwood no1 as they worked their way through the UniBond League, into the BSN and then the BSP. Joined Barrow in 2011 and has been inspirational.  Not a tall keeper, so he is vulnerable in the air and susceptible at set-pieces, if the Trinity game was anything to go by. Great reactions and generally otherwise good handling. Very brave and quick to come out, he has 4 yellows to his name this season. Larkin will need to put the penalty away this time if it comes.

Games Sub Conceded Saves Mins Played Clean sheets Mins per goal Yc’s Rc’s
33 0 62 170 2822 8 45.5 0 0
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