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
Saturday 6th October K.O 3 pm
|Away Fans Prices||Adults £18||Cons £11||U18 £7||Lincolnshire Co Op (Cap 1800)|
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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.
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||The last 5′s|
|Newport||0||Form By Month|
|Highest Home Gate||1278||Dartford|
|Lowest home gate||716||Kidderminster|
|Average Home Gate||961|
|Total Turnstile Clicks||13,457|
|BSP & FAC (Ex FAT)|
|4 players on||3||Flynn & Baker||2|
|7 players on||1|
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|