Barrow welcome Crawley Town to Holker Street this Saturday in a jam-packed weekend of League Two football. Both sides sit in the top half of the table and will be looking to compete for a spot in the Play-offs.
Barrow currently sit sixth in League Two after 17 games. The Bluebirds have seven wins, seven draws and three losses, leaving them on 28 points, just a point in the Play-offs and five points from the final automatic promotion place.
In their last five games in all competitions, Barrow have four wins and one draw. The draw was a goalless affair against Salford City where despite having 38% of the possession Barrow managed three shots on target in comparison to Salford’s zero shots on target. The next time out again Morecambe saw at least one goal. Dom Telford scored the only goal of the game in the first half to give Barrow the 1 - 0 win.
In the First round of the FA Cup, Barrow travelled to Northampton Town. Emile Acquah opened the scoring for Barrow but Mitch Pinnock equalised to make it level at halftime. Tom White and Ben Whitfield both scored in the second half to secure a 3 - 1 win for Barrow. In the Football League Trophy, Barrow hosted Liverpool’s U21 team. Mateusz Musiałowski opened the scoring for Liverpool but in the second half Sean Etaluku and Mazeed Ogungbo both scored to complete the 2 - 1 comeback win for Barrow.
The last time out was against Bradford back in League Two. Telford scored within a minute of play but Tyler Smith scored to make it 1 - 1 at the break. However, George Ray scored late on to grab the 2 - 1 win for Barrow.
Crawley sit five places down in 11th. In 16 games, Crawley have seven wins, three draws and six losses which leaves them on 24 points, just four points from the Play-offs and with a game in hand on most in clubs between them and the Play-offs.
In their last five games in all competitions, Crawley have two wins, one draw and two losses. The one draw came against Walsall where both sides left it late to find the back of the net. Danny Johnson opened the scoring for Walsall in the 88th minute and Danilo Orsi equalised in the 94th minute to grab a 1 - 1 draw. A shock loss came against Forest Green Rovers for Crawley. Ronan Darcy opened the scoring for Crawley in the sixth minute but a brace from Callum Morton gave Forest Green a 2 - 1 win.
In the First round of the FA Cup, Crawley travelled to Notts County. Orsi grabbed a brace but goals from Daniel Crowley, David McGoldrick and Macaulay Langstaff gave Notts County the 3 - 2 win. Another 3 - 2 scoreline for Crawley, this time with Crawley on the winning side against Aston Villa’s U21 team in the Football League Trophy. Jack Roles grabbed a brace and was joined on the scoresheet by Kamarai Simon-Swyer in the 3 - 2 win for Crawley.
The most recent outing for Crawley was against Accrington Stanley. Jack Nolan scored early for Accrington but after a sending off for Bradley Hills, Orsi grabbed a brace and was joined in scoring by Will Wright for a 3 - 1 win.
Barrow and Crawley have met just six times in their histories with the first meeting coming as recently as 2020. Crawley have the upper hand in the fixture with four wins in comparison to Barrow’s two wins, with there yet to be a draw between the teams.