All Golds vs Barrow Raiders – Match Preview

The Raiders will continue their hopes for Super 8’s as they face All Golds. The coach set off at 11am this morning for the long trip to Gloucestershire, with one thing on Paul Crarey’s mind… Winning.

Crarey said that he’s not going to take this game easily, even though the All Golds have only won one of their games so far in the league, leaving them 12th in the table.

He told the North West Evening Mail (link)

They are improving even though results don’t suggest that. They can cause a shock. We want to do well and make these play-offs, which was our aim at the start of the year. We want to get into the eight. It is very competitive this year and we will see what happens from there. We are going to take one game as it comes. The next one is Gloucester and then London. A top four place would be nice, but as we said at the start of the season we want an improvement on last year. We didn’t make it last year but this year we are going okay. We have lost three games up to now and drawn one, but we have two tough away games, possible banana skins if we are not on our guard and not focused and ready.

The All Golds got beaten 48-16 by Toulouse away last week, which is only a small margin of our 16-44 defeat at home 2 weeks ago, which shows that the All Golds shouldn’t be underestimated.

Lee Greenwood is the head coach for Gloucestershire, and he recently made 2 new signings, Charles Nies and Zack McComb who have featured in the last 2 games and made big impacts, so these are 2 players to watch out for during the game.

The All Golds are unlikely to change their team from the game against Toulouse last week, where for Barrow, Andrew Dawson and Josh Ward could be set to return.

Brad Marwood is a doubt, after suffering a knock against Toulouse last week, Andy Litherland is still recovering from his injury and Liam Campbell who is yet to start in the league, is still recovering from his shoulder injury earlier in the season. Nathan Mossop will hopefully return next week for our game against London Skolars.

Remember that if you can’t attend the match, our Live Match Centre will be up and running, just visit our website on match day!

Travelling Supporters:

Ticket prices are: Adults – £10, Concessions – £5 and Under 16s – £1 – but if you show the voucher in the match day programme on your phone, you can get half price entry! The programme is available here on Page 5 (although it does say Print, the All Golds have said on their Twitter that it can be simply be shown on a mobile device.)

The Prince of Wales Stadium is a 480 capacity multi-use stadium, the stadium only has one stand which means that most supporters stand around the perimeter of the pitch.

We hope you all have a safe trip, come on Barrow!

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