Salford City travel to Holker Street to face Barrow this Saturday in a League Two mid-table clash. Both sides have a good haul of points so far, but will be looking for a win to push towards the Play-off places.
Barrow currently sit 11th in League two after 14 games. The Bluebirds have five wins, six draws and three losses, leaving them on 21 points, just five points from the final Play-off place.
In their last five games in all competitions, Barrow have one win, three draws and one loss. David McGoldrick’s penalty in the 14th minute gave Notts County an early lead, but a penalty from Dean Campbell late in the second half for Barrow meant the game finished 1 - 1. In the Football League Trophy, Barrow faced Morecambe. Charlie Brown gave Morecambe the lead going into halftime and Cameron Rooney scored early in the second half to double the lead. Ben Whitfield did find the back of the net for Barrow but another goal, this time from Cammy Smith gave Morecambe the 3 - 1 win.
Another draw came against MK Dons for Barrow. Max Dean bagged a brace in the first half to give MK Dons the 2 - 0 lead going into halftime. Barrow left it to the last minute to mount the comeback. Whitfield scored in the 93rd minute and Emile Acquah scored in the 95th minute to grab a 2 - 2 draw for Barrow. The clash against Wimbledon was a goalless affair, with each team having 50% of the possession, but Barrow only having three shots on goal.
The last time out for Barrow was against Forest Green. Sam Foley and Dom Telford scored in the first half for a 2 - 0 win for Barrow.
Salford City currently sit just two spots down from their opponents in 13th. In 15 games, The Ammies have six wins, two draws and seven losses. This leaves them on 20 points, six points adrift of the Play-offs.
In their last five games in all competitions, Salford have two wins, a draw and two losses. Salford and Crewe were level at halftime with a goal from Courtney Baker-Richardson and Matt Smith. However, Smith scored again and along with goals from Ryan Watson and Kevin Berkoe, Salford grabbed a 4 - 2 win - Baker-Richardson scoring late to complete his brace. In the Football League Trophy, Salford took on Stockport. Marcus Dackers opened the scoring for Salford in the third minute but a hat-trick from Paddy Madden gave Stockport the 3 - 1 win.
Salford once again took the lead, this time a 2 - 0 lead with a brace from Smith. But, once again they gave up the lead with goals from Elliot Lee, Steven Fletcher and Jordan Davies, Wrexham took home the 3 - 2 win. Despite a red card to Curtis Tilt, Salford managed to hold on for a 2 - 2 draw against Swindon, with Ethan Ingram and Liam Humbles on the scoresheet for Salford.
The most recent outing for Salford was against Doncaster. Smith grabbed an impressive hat-trick to give Salford a 3 - 0 win and all three points.
Barrow and Salford City met for the first time in 2020 and have only met six times in their histories. Barrow have never beaten Salford, whereas Salford have been the winning side three times, with the other three meetings ending in a draw.