Match Preview: v Barrow (A) Match Preview: v Barrow (A)

Match Preview: v Barrow (A)

Here we look ahead to the Saddlers' midweek meeting with Barrow.
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PRE-MATCH NEWS & VIEWS

The Saddlers will reach Tuesday's clash with Barrow on the back of an annoying draw with Stevenage and a match which saw the visitors level the scores some ten minutes into second-half stoppage time.

After taking the lead via Danny Johnson's fifth goal in all competitions, the Saddlers failed to take any more of their goal-scoring opportunities before Steve Evans' side took advantage of some tired Saddlers legs to take a welcome point.

Although the result means the Reds stayed unbeaten so far this season, it still comes with a healthy measure of frustration as the win was there for the taking, was it not for some sloppy defending and referee Charles Breakspear's seemingly broken timepiece.

Opponents Barrow also arrive at the match fresh off a disappointing result as they lost their unbeaten record at the hands of Sutton United, Barrow seeing a goal of their own disallowed as the Amber and Chocolates grabbed their first win of the campaign.

CLUB COLOURS

The Saddlers will be playing in their all-black third kit for Tuesday's trip North, whilst the hosts will unsurprisingly be in their home strip.

FORM GUIDE

BARROW
WALSALL
WW(W)L
WW(W)D

Games in brackets are Carabao Cup outings.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Saddlers and Bluebirds have met on thirty-six previous occasions and it's Walsall who hold an overall lead having won fourteen times compared to Barrow's eleven.

There have also been a total of eleven draws over the history of the fixture, a history which began at Fellows Park on Saturday, 4th February 1922 as the two sides faced-off in a Division Three (North) clash which saw the Saddlers secure the win by three-goals-to-one.

THE LAST TIME WE MET

The two sides last met at the Dunes Hotel Stadium on Saturday, 5th March 2022 in a League Two match which ended all-square as John Rooney's opener was cancelled out by Donervon Daniels' second-half leveller for the Saddlers.

MATCH OFFICIALS

The EFL has confirmed that Andy Haines, who is based in Tyne & Wear, will be the man in the middle as Walsall make the trip North to take on Barrow on Tuesday evening.

We also know that Johnathon Bickerdike and Paul Newhouse have been named assistant referees whilst Scott Jackson will act as Fourth Official.

GAMES
OFFICIATED
3
YELLOW
CARDS
RED
CARDS
9
2
PENALTIES
AWARDED
0

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