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A Brief History: Barrow vs Stevenage

11 September 2020

Stevenage and Barrow renew acquaintances on Saturday afternoon after a decade-long wait since the last time the two clubs met...

Our last match came in the 2010 FA Trophy Final, with the Bluebirds spoiling a perfect season for Boro with a 2-1 win at Wembley to prevent a Conference-Trophy double for Graham Westley's side.

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After Andy Drury opened the scoring for Stevenage, Barrow equalised with a Lee McEvilly header in a fiery match that saw both David Bridges and Robin Hulbert sent off. The match went to extra time where a stunning strike from Jason Walker won it for the Bluebirds.

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That was one of just two defeats for Stevenage against the Cumbrian-based side, the other being a 2-1 loss at Broadhall Way in 1999 in-front of 1,701 supporters.

The Trophy Final defeat came as a surprise to many, considering the record-breaking way in which Stevenage romped to the Conference title and the 4-0 home win just two months prior in which Yemi Odubade scored a memorable hat-trick.

In total, Stevenage have played just seven games against Barrow, winning four, drawing one and losing two, as previously mentioned.

Saturday's match will be a historic one for the home side, with it being their first EFL match in 48 years and Stevenage will be eager to spoil the party, just as Barrow did for Boro 10 years prior.

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