16 Facts About Barrow AFC


Since 1909, Barrow AFC have played their home games at Holker Street near the town centre, 0.

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Barrow AFC were founded on 16 July 1901 at the old Drill Hall in the Strand, and played initially at the Strawberry Ground before moving to Ainslie Street and Little Park in Roose.

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Barrow AFC moved to Holker Street the following year, where they still play.

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Barrow AFC remained in the third flight of English football for three seasons, before returning to the basement in 1970.

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Barrow AFC won the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy in 1981, but were relegated two years later.

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Barrow AFC reached the 1988 FA Trophy semi-final, losing to Enfield after two replays: the first at Aggborough, Kidderminster and the second at Marston Road, Stafford.

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Barrow AFC were relegated back to the Northern Premier League and Cowperthwaite retired after fifteen seasons with the club, 704 appearances and 282 goals.

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In February 1995, Barrow AFC were purchased by boxing promoter and businessman Stephen Vaughan.

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Barrow AFC left the club at the end of 1998, withdrawing the financial support which had kept it afloat.

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Barrow AFC survived in the league under manager Kenny Lowe, despite an almost-entirely-new squad.

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Barrow AFC topped the Conference National table during the first few weeks of the following season before the club began to struggle, finding themselves just above the relegation zone by January 2009.

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Bayliss left the club by mutual consent on 5 November 2013, and Barrow AFC reappointed former caretaker manager Darren Edmondson on 10 December of that year.

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Barrow AFC narrowly avoided relegation, finishing in 20th place, and Pennock and the club parted company on 18 May 2018.

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The final league table was decided on a points per game basis, meaning Barrow AFC returned to the EFL as champions for the first time since 1972.

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Barrow AFC's kit has varied from predominantly-blue to predominantly-white, with occasional stripes or hoops.

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Barrow AFC won the Competition to design the badge after it was advertised in the local paper.

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