The Wood are back on the road this Tuesday, March 30 (3pm), when we head to Barrow in the National League. Here’s our preview… 

Match Details

The Wood Army can save money on match day prices by purchasing their tickets online beforehand. Click HERE to purchase.

Ticket prices are as follows; Adults £13; Concessions £10; Young Adults £6. All Under 16’s will receive FREE entry on Saturday.

Barrow’s club bar is open before and after the game, with away fans welcome.

Team News

Luke Garrard has no fresh injuries to contend with.

Form Guide

The Wood battled to an impressive 2-2 draw at home to promotion chasing Solihull Moors on Tuesday night.

Despite going behind twice, The Wood showed character and determination to haul themselves back into the game.

Ralston Gabriel netted his second Wood goal, before Idris Kanu equalised in the 88th minute, to earn a deserved draw.

The Wood have drawn three of their last five matches, in their battle to avoid the National League drop zone.

They currently sit in 20th place on 45-points, with a seven point gap on the relegation zone.

Managed by 37-year-old Ian Evatt, Barrow are 11th in the National League, on 56-points.

The Bluebirds have won three and drawn one of their last five matches, with their last defeat coming against league leaders Leyton Orient, at the beginning of March.

One to Watch – John Rooney

The younger brother of former Manchester United and England striker Wayne, John Rooney is perhaps the standout name in the Barrow squad.

However, he is not the standout purely through his last name. Rooney is the side’s creator in chief and has been key to their attractive style of play this season.

The attack minded midfielder can count American teams New York Red Bulls and Orlando City amongst his former sides, having begun in the youth system at Macclesfield Town.

Rooney has also had spells in the Football League with Barnsley and Bury and has seven goals to his name this season.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard

“I have watched them at length and I think that they are a fantastic team, under the management and guidance of Ian Evatt.

“They play a style that I think is attractive to the paying punter; they make the pitch big, and they have got personnel in their team that utilise the ball well.

“It is going to be a tough ask for us to go up there and make sure that we deliver on our game plan, so that we come away with a result.

“The chairman has been fantastic. We are travelling up there tomorrow, so we are going to do our prep and then shoot across up the M6 and give ourselves the best opportunity of getting three points.

“The performance on Tuesday was something that I think we have lacked, especially against Aldershot Town.

“We showed bite and fight and I hope to see that for the remaining six games of the season.”


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