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            Barrow vs Newport County Preview, Tips & Stats

            Newport County make the trip to Holker Street to take on Barrow this Saturday in League Two. Barrow look to extend their lead into the Play-offs, whereas Newport look to close the gap to Play-off football.

            Barrow currently sit sixth in League Two after 37 games. The Bluebirds have 16 wins, 13 draws and eight losses, leaving them on 61 points, four points above seventh-place Wimbledon.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Barrow have two wins, two draws and one loss.

            The visit to Salford City was an eight goal thriller for Barrow. Callum Hendry opened the scoring for Salford but Cole Stockton equalised for Barrow before halftime. Tyrell Warren then gave Barrow the lead just two minutes into the second half, but another goal from Hendry, a brace from Matt Smith and a goal from Conor McAleny gave Salford the 5 - 2 lead late in the game. Stockton did score again but Salford secured the 5 - 3 win. Barrow bounced back the next time out against Gillingham. James Chester gave Barrow the lead in the first half and Emile Acquah doubled the lead to give Barrow the 2 - 0 win.

            It was another 2 - 0 win for Barrow when they hosted Colchester United. Kian Spence opened the scoring in the fourth minute of first half added time and Sam Foley wrapped up the 2 - 0 win in the 95th minute. Walsall took a 1 - 0 lead into halftime with Rollin Menayese finding the back of the net in the 38th minute. However, a penalty from Dean Campbell equalised for Barrow early in the second half. Neither team could find another goal as the game finished 1 - 1 draw.

            The last time out for Barrow was against Harrogate Town. Both teams only had one shot on target and played out a 0 - 0 draw.

            Newport sit just below Barrow in 11th in League Two. In 38 games, Newport have 16 wins, seven draws and 15 losses which leaves them on 55 points, only six points from Barrow in the last Play-off spot.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Newport have three wins and two losses.

            A penalty from Will Evans and Offrande Zanzala’s first goal of the game gave Newport the 2 - 0 lead over Harrogate at halftime. Another goal from Zanzala and a goal from Seb Palmer-Houlden gave Newport the 4 - 0 lead going into the last 20 minutes. George Thomson did manage to get on the scoresheet for Harrogate but Newport secured the 4 - 1 win. The visit from top of the table Mansfield Town. George Maris scored the only goal of the game in the 50th minute for the 1 - 0 win for Mansfield, with Newport failing to register a single shot on target.

            A trip to Stockport saw the only goal of the game in the 93rd minute, Paddy Madden grabbing the goal to give Stockport the 1 - 0 win. Newport bounced back against Morecambe the next time out. Aaron Wildig and Adam Lewis gave Newport the early 2 - 0 lead but Gwion Edwards did get Morecambe on the scoresheet before halftime. Another goal from Wildig gave Newport the 3 - 1 lead but another goal from Edwards and a goal from Chris Stokes made it 3 - 3. However, goals from Henry William James Charsley and Palmer-Houlden grabbed a 5 - 3 win for Newport.

            The most recent outing for Newport was against Wimbledon. Bryn Morris and Kyle Jameson both scored to give Newport the 2 - 0 win.

            Barrow and Newport have met 21 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1962. Newport have the marginally better record in the fixture with nine wins in comparison to Barrow’s eight wins, the other four games ending in a draw.

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