The Mariners head Northwest to face promotion hopefuls Barrow tomorrow at Holker Street looking to get back to winning ways after last week’s defeat against Wrexham. (kick-off 3pm).

Town were beaten by a strong Wrexham side last time out at Blundell Park after a first half which saw two goals from Andy Cannon as well as a goal from Paul Mullin was enough to see out all three points. Arthur Gnahoua got a consolation goal in the second half, his first league goal in a Town shirt but it wasn’t enough to get Town back in the game.

You can view the Wrexham game highlights by clicking HERE.

Team News

Head Coach David Artell has stated that Niall Maher will be absent from this game through injury.  However top-scorer Danny Rose could be in line for a return to the matchday squad after missing out from the last three league matches.

You can view David Artell’s full pre-match interview by clicking HERE.


These two sides last came head-to-head back in early October when Town pulled off victory under the BP lights when goals from Danny Rose and Donovan Wilson were enough to see out all three points. Barrow pulled a goal back ten minutes from time, but it wasn’t enough to see them not head home empty handed.

Barrow are currently managed by former Oldham Athletic and FC Halifax Town boss Pete Wild who has been with the Bluebirds since the summer of 2022. Since then, he’s guided his side to an 8th place finish last season and now currently has his team in 6th and are knocking on the door of a promotion to League One.

The Bluebirds come into this game unbeaten in their last five league outings. Three of those being home wins against Gillingham, Colchester United and fellow promotion pushing Newport County at Holker Street. The hosts showing their strong defensive capabilities after keeping a clean sheet in all three of the games.

Barrow have seen an impressive run of results at home this season after only losing twice all season in the league out of 19 games, claiming ten wins and seven draws in the process. Pete Wild’s side hold the record this season for the best defence at home after only conceding 13 at Holker Street in the league.

Ben Whitefield is Barrow’s current top scorer having bagged nine goals for the bluebirds this season. Their second top scorer Kian Spence also holds the highest number of assists for tomorrow’s hosts playing in midfield with six assists to his name.


Supporters can follow the action via our social media channels. For UK based supporters’ not making the trip to Barrow this Easter Weekend you can purchase your Mariners TV pass for £10. Overseas supporters will also be able to watch tomorrow’s match live on Mariners TV – they are available HERE.



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