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Wood will this Saturday do battle with Barrow who are currently on the best undefeated run of any English club. The Cumbrians last tasted defeat all the way back on 20th August, when they were beaten 3-1 by Dover Athletic.

Earlier on in the season Wood got a battling point up at Holker Street which has been a fortress for the visitors this season. Wood more than matched the home side and got a deserved equaliser through Morgan Ferrier in added on time after former Wood striker Bryon Harrison had put the home side ahead from the Penalty spot.

Both sides drew this past Saturday in the FA Trophy so will be coming into the game on the back of a midweek fixture which both sides could have done without.

So, who are Barrow AFC?

The Bluebirds spent over 50 years in The Football League up until 1972, with two of those seasons in the old Third Division. Since then they have found themselves in the National League or its equivalent on five occasions and were victorious in the F A Trophy in 2010, beating the already crowned Conference Champions Stevenage Borough 2-1 after extra time. Barrow are the only side to lift the Trophy at both the old and new Wembley Stadiums, having beaten Leek Town 3-0 under the twin towers in 1990.

They are managed by Paul Cox who has already lifted the National League Trophy when in charge of Mansfield Town in the 2012-13 season. Thereafter he was appointed in charge at cash strapped Torquay United early last season, before making the move to Cumbria.

For Wood they will be looking to continue their good form in the league at home at put an end to that long standing run Barrow currently find themselves on, whilst Barrow who are mounting a serious charge for promotion will be looking to close the gap on the league leaders Lincoln City.

With both managers focused upon getting three points it promises to be an emotionally charged encounter.

Boreham Wood v Barrow.

Saturday 17th December, kick off 3pm.

Meadow Park.

 

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