MATCH PREVIEW | Barrow v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sun 25 Nov 2018

Barrow v Wrexham

Date: 27/11/2018

Kick-Off: 19:45

Location: Holker Street

Competition: Vanarama National League

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Wrexham are back on the road in midweek as we face a trip to Holker Street and face mid-table Barrow.


Wrexham come into the game on the back of our first defeat in 12 games in all competitions. The top of the table clash was controlled by Wrexham for the majority but late goals from Macauley Bonne and James Brophy sealed three points for the O's. Beforehand Wrexham earned a point in Kent as we battled from going a goal down to Maidstone United at the Gallagher Stadium. Simon Walton's strike gave the Stones the lead before Brad Walker hit a fierce shot that deflected past Grant Smith to level the score. Our last victory came against Gateshead at the Racecourse with an own goal, Brad Walker header and Rekeil Pyke strike sealing a 3-1 win.

As for Barrow. they registered an impressive win on the road against Aldershot on Saturday. Tyler Smith and Jack Hindle struck either side of the break to take three points back to the North-West. Their last home game however saw Ian Evatt's side go down 3-0 to Eastleigh meaning their last home victory was back at the beginning of October. 

Key Players

Wrexham forward Stuart Beavon has continued to impress whilst leading the line at Wrexham chipping in with some impressive performences. The 34-year old on loan from Coventry City has brought real quality to the side and showcased some great skill on Saturday. With four goals so far this season Beavon will be looking to continue that tally starting on Tuesday.

For Barrow, a recognisable face is amongst their ranks in the form of John Rooney. The former Dragon has played in all 21 of Barrow's National League fixtures this term and has bagged four goals himself from midfield. Dangerous from set-pieces we know all about the quality he possesses having grabbed 11 goals during his season at the Racecourse.

Head to Head

We've met Barrow on a number of occasions over the years with our most recent outing coming on New Year's Day. It was a thrilling 3-3 draw. Chris Holroyd opened the scoring before former Wrexham striker Jordan White levelled. Dan Jones gave the Bluebirds the lead with a fantastic strike before James Jennings smashed home a free-kick. Scott Boden then overturned the score with fourteen minutes to play before a stoppage time strike from Calum McDonald shared the points. Last time we travelled to Holker Street it was Boxing Day where Moussa Diarra's goal was cancelled out by Shaun Pearson. 

Team News

Wrexham defender Doug Tharme remains sidelined as is Manny Smith whilst new striker Bobby Grant could be involved having signed on loan from Fleetwood Town.

Keep Up

You can listen to free live commentary from Wrexham AFC on Mixlr as well as Calon FM- keep up to date on our social media channels. Highlights will be available with the first word from the manager and players post-match on our YouTube Channel.

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