Preview of the Match: Morecambe vs. Barrow AFC

After securing an impressive draw against the league leaders, Notts County, on Saturday, the Bluebirds are set for an away fixture against Morecambe tomorrow evening.

Pete Wild’s team exhibited a resilient performance against Notts, holding them to a single penalty goal despite their status as the highest-scoring team in the league with 27 goals in 12 matches. The outcome yielded a valuable point, positioning us 12th in League Two, with the advantage of having played one game less than most other teams in the division.

Currently occupying the third spot in our EFL Trophy group, trailing Liverpool U21s and Blackpool, a win tomorrow night could potentially propel Barrow to the group’s summit on goal difference, contingent upon results from other matches.

Team Updates

In tomorrow night’s match, we regret to announce that Jamie Proctor will remain sidelined as he continues his recovery from an adductor injury. Additionally, Tyrell Warren is unavailable due to a hamstring injury sustained on Saturday.

Junior Tiensia is back in contention after serving his suspension following a red card received during the Mansfield match.

Opponent Overview

Morecambe currently occupies a position two spots higher than Barrow in League Two, with a slight points advantage. However, their recent 3-0 defeat to Liverpool’s U21s in the EFL Trophy has placed them at the bottom of their group in the competition.

In their most recent fixture, Morecambe claimed a 3-1 victory against Colchester, with John McKiernan delivering a memorable hat-trick performance.

Regardless of the competition, this promises to be an enticing encounter. Morecambe boasts an unbeaten record at home in League Two, and they aim to build on their progress following their relegation to League Two last season.

Head-to-Head History

Barrow’s most recent encounter with Morecambe took place during the 2020/21 season. Unfortunately, Barrow faced a 2-1 loss at the Mazuma Stadium, with Scott Quigley scoring our solitary goal. Another defeat occurred at home, with a 1-0 scoreline. These two matches are the sole meetings between the teams since our return to the Football League.

Nonetheless, considering the strides made by the Bluebirds under Pete Wild’s leadership and Morecambe’s recent relegation from League One, it is evident that this upcoming fixture will likely offer a markedly different dynamic for both sides.

Match Officials

The match will be overseen by Simon Mather, who previously officiated our game last season when we lost 3-1 to Hartlepool United, during which Mather issued red cards to Patrick Brough and Harrison Neal.

Assisting Mather will be Karl Buckley and Paul Stonier, with Trevor Massey serving as the fourth official.

Ticket Prices:

CategoryPrice
Adult Seating£12
Senior 65+ Seating£8
Young Adult 18-22£8
Junior Seating (14-17)£5
Child Seating (2-13)£3
REference:

https://www.barrowafc.com/news/2023/october/match-preview-morecambe-vs-barrow-afc/

https://www.skysports.com/football

https://www.espn.in/football/

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