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Matchday Guide | Barrow (H)

7 April 2023

Crewe Alexandra welcome Barrow to Mornflake Stadium on Good Friday (3pm).

Lee Bell’s side will aim to build on an impressive 2-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers, when Courtney Baker-Richardson recorded his first goal and assist since returning from a long-term injury.

The Opposition

Barrow are ninth in League Two, five points shy off final Play-Off place holders Salford City, with seven to play.

The Cumbrian side have hit a purple patch since mid-February, winning five of their last eight, including their last fixture against Gillingham, where they snatched all three points deep into stoppage time.

The Gaffer

Pete Wild took the reins at Holker Street in May 2022 and has had a super first season in charge.

A lifelong Oldham Athletic supporter, he joined the club in the late 2000s and worked in various roles, before being appointed manager in March 2019. He left the Latics for FC Halifax Town in the National League, where he spent three seasons.

Fighting Talk

Lee Bell: “They are a good team. Billy (Waters) has left, I think he was top scorer, but they haven’t allowed it to weaken them. They have a good manager, and it will be difficult, but we won’t look back at that game, we have to focus on the here and now.”

Pete Wild (on top-scorer Josh Gordon): “Josh has led the line fantastically well for us for most of the season. He is really good at stopping the ball from coming back, we have got him in between the sticks this year and he is scoring more goals because he is listening to what we are trying to get into him.”

Team News

Tariq Uwakwe and Rod McDonald will be assessed for Friday afternoon’s encounter, though Ryan Finnigan and Zac Williams remain sidelined. 

Elliot Newby remains out for Barrow, who otherwise have a fit squad to choose from.


Crewe boast the upper hand in past meetings between both clubs, winning 44 times compared to Barrow’s 27 victories. Earlier this season, it was the Bluebirds who were victorious, winning 3-0 in the first meeting in over 50 years.


Sam Purkiss will take charge of proceedings on Friday, having last officiated the Alex earlier this season in November, a last minute 1-0 victory at home to Leyton Orient in the FA Cup.

Ticket Prices

2022/23 League Match Ticket Prices (Member rate in brackets)
  Boughey Stand Rhino Safety Stand Andrew Connolly Financial Planning Stand
Adult £25 (£21) £23 (£20) £23 (£20)
Senior (65+) £19 (£16) £17.50 (£15) £17.50 (£15)
17-19 Years (£14.50) (£13.50) (£13.50)
Student (£12.50) (£12.50) (£12.50)
12-16 Years £12 (£10) £10 (£9.50) £10 (£9.50)
Under 11 £7.50 (£6) £6.50 (£5.50) £6.50 (£5.50)
Disabled £19 (£16) £17.50 (£15) £17.50 (£15)
Family Ticket N/A N/A £23.00*

How To Find Us

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Elsewhere in League Two

Carlisle United v Tranmere Rovers; Crawley Town v Bradford City; Gillingham v Doncaster Rovers; Grimsby Town v Hartlepool United; Harrogate Town v AFC Wimbledon; Newport County v Northampton Town; Rochdale v Walsall; Salford City v Leyton Orient; Stevenage v Colchester United; Sutton United v Stockport County; Swindon Town v Mansfield Town.

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