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Barrow vs Stockport County Preview, Tips & Stats

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      • (2') B. Whitfield
      • (24') K. Spence
      • (47') N. Powell
      • (54') A. Wright
      • (53') G. Ray
      • (62') S. Foley
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      • (49') P. Madden
      • (69') F. Horsfall
      • (72') A. Wright
      • (94') K. Wootton

          Barrow vs Stockport County Preview, Tips & Stats

          Barrow welcome Stockport County to Holker Street in a big Boxing Day clash at the top of the table. Both sides have had a good season so far, sitting at the top of the table, with a win either furthering Stockport’s lead at the top of the table or consolidating Barrow’s chances of automatic promotion.

          Barrow currently sit second in League Two after 22 games. The Bluebirds have 12 wins, seven draws and three losses, leaving them on 43 points, six points behind Stockport with one game in hand.

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

          Cameron McGeehan opened the scoring in the 20th minute for Colchester to give them the unlikely lead at halftime. However, an own goal from Will Greenidge got Barrow into the game and following the red card to Jayden Fevrier, George Ray grabbed a brace and Stockport were helped by another own goal, this time from Zach Mitchell, to a 4 - 1 win over Colchester. Next time out against Walsall, Ben Whitfield and Niall Canavan both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Barrow.

          A loss came against Maidstone United in the Second round of the FA Cup. Whitfield was on the scoresheet again, but Sam Corne and Bivesh Gurung both scored to give Maidstone United the 2 -1 win. However, Barrow bounced back against Swindon Town. Kian Spence, Sam Foley and James Chester all scored in the 3 - 0 win for Barrow.

          The last time out for Barrow was against Crewe Alexandra. A brace from Whitfield and a penalty from Gerard Garner gave Barrow the 3 - 1 win over Crewe, who had Elliott Nevitt on the scoresheet.

          Stockport County sit just above Barrow, top of League Two. In 23 games, Stockport have 15 wins, four draws and four losses which leaves them on 49 points and six points clear of Barrow and Wrexham.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Stockport have two wins, one draw and two losses.

          In the Second round of the Football League Trophy, Stockport took on Wigan. Jonny Smith and Liam Morrison scored early to give Wigan the 2 - 0 win, despite Stockport having more of the possession. Back in League Two, Stockport slipped up against Morecambe. Michael Mellon opened the scoring in the second half, but Kyle Wootton equalised with just three minutes to go to grab the 1 - 1 draw.

          In the Second Round Replays of the FA Cup, Stockport took on Aldershot Town. Oliver Scott scored the only goal in the game in the 88th minute to give Aldershot the unlikely 1 - 0 win. However, Stockport bounced back against Sutton United. A brace from Ryan Croasdale and a hat-trick from Paddy Madden along with goals from Wootton, Joel Cotterill and Isaac Olaofe gave Stockport the 8 - 0 win.

          The most recent outing for Stockport was against Notts County. Wootton opened the scoring for Stockport in the seventh minute and Madden converted his penalty in the 86th minute to double Stockport’s lead. David McGoldrick did score in the 93rd minute, but Stockport held on for the 2 - 1 win.

          Barrow and Stockport have met 82 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1921. Stockport have the far superior record in the fixture with 47 wins in comparison to Barrow’s 27 wins, with a draw being very uncommon, only happening on eight occasions.

          Barrow Team News

          Pete Wild has no new injuries but will be strengthened by the news that full-backs Tyrell Warren and Junior Tiensia are in rehab to return from their long-term injuries.

          Stockport County Team News

          Dave Challinor has no new injuries to manage.