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Preview | Gillingham v Barrow

Stuart O'Keefe could feature as Gills prepare to welcome Barrow to ME7.

21 October 2022

Match Previews

Preview | Gillingham v Barrow

Stuart O'Keefe could feature as Gills prepare to welcome Barrow to ME7.

21 October 2022

Neil Harris' men will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions when Barrow make the long journey to Priestfield on Saturday.

Gillingham v Barrow

Sky Bet League Two

MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Saturday October 22nd

Kick-Off, 3pm


Team News:

Club captain Stuart O’Keefe returned to training during the week and has a chance to feature on Saturday. The game will come too soon for Olly Lee, while Ben Reeves is unlikely to be fit in time for the fixture.

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Barrow’s Robbie Gotts and Solomon Nwabuokei will be available for selection if they can train on Friday without any issues. Sam Foley will be pushing to start Saturday’s fixture after scoring in Barrow’s 2-0 win over Carlisle in the Papa John’s Trophy.


Manager Comments:

Neil Harris - "Barrow have made a solid start, they have pace in wide areas. We will respect the opponent; we are in a good place and we look forward to it.

"We know we are not a million miles away but there is a long way to go.

"I feel we are close. We have to make it happen."


Pete Wild - “It’s a chance for us to go to one of the bigger sides in this league.

“We’re going to have to defend well, certainly in our own box. If we do that, it will give us a platform to hopefully get a goal.”


Previous Meetings:

Saturday will be the first meeting between the two clubs in 50 years. The last meeting at Priestfield came in February 1972, where the points were shared. Alan Wilks gave Gillingham the lead after two minutes as he was the first to latch onto a rebound and prod the ball into the back of the net after Brian Yeo saw his shot saved.

Jimmy Irvine equalised for Barrow five minutes after half-time. A back pass intended for Peter Shearing did not have enough power to get back to him, and Irvine pounced on the loose ball as he took it around the Gills keeper and slotted it into an empty net.

Gillingham lead the head-to-head stats with ten wins. The next most common result in the fixture is the draw, which has occurred on nine occasions. Barrow have won six of the 25 meetings.


Ticket Information:

Tickets for Saturday’s fixture will be available to purchase right until kick-off. 




Away fans can also purchase online via the portal given by the visiting team.



Gillingham win - 7/4

Draw - 19/10

Barrow win - 17/10

Special Bet: Scott Kashket to score and Gillingham to win 2-0- 60/1.


Match Officials:

Referee - Martin Coy

Assistants - Marc Wilson and Paul Newhouse

Fourth Official - Aaron Bannister

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