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Barrow Under 13’s achieve unique league record

Barrow Town Football U13’s have achieved a unique playing record during the league season, which has just concluded.

They went into their last league game with the league championship in their pocket and having won all of their previous 21 league
games, with the prospect of winning their final game to achieve a 100% record.

The last league game was scheduled to be away at the team who were lying second in the league and therefore would provide Barrow’s sternest test of the season. The game did not start well and at half time they found themselves trailing 2-0. At this stage the 100% record was looking distinctly remote. However in true Rocky fashion and with a couple of inspired substitutions, the team picked themselves up and staged a dramatic fight-back, emerging 3-2 winners.

At the final whistle there were wild scenes of celebration as the achievement of winning all of their league games began to sink in.
According to sources at Riverside Park no one can recall this ever been achieved by a Barrow age group.

At the presentation night, Mick Beattie the manager of the U13’s side said ‘The lads should be very proud of their achievement and should not let anyone put that achievement down. The players may play for twenty years and never repeat this. It’s been down to hard work on the part of all of the players and has been a real squad effort’.

Steve Jordan

Barrow TYFC roar in Lions International tournament

Barrow Town Youth U14’s have reached the semi-final of a prestigious national football club competition, run by the Lions Club.

Barrow were invited into the competition by the Club and initially paired against teams from the east region, which covered the East Midlands across to Lincolnshire and Humberside. They played teams from areas such as Grimsby and Scunthorpe before reaching the East final where they played Dresden Colts from Mansfield at Riverside Park. In front of a large crowd they won 3-0 and were thus crowned as the East region champions.

This advanced the team into the quarterfinal stage where they were drawn at home to the winners of the West region, Oswestry Boys Club. Again the match was played at Riverside Park and Barrow Town emerged as the victors in a hard fought game 2-0. At the time of going to press they will now play their semi-final against Harrogate.

Mark Reeves, who is the Chairman of Barrow Town Youth Football and also manager of the U14’s, spoke of his delight at reaching this stage of the competition. ‘I must thank the Loughborough Lions Club for inviting Barrow Town into the competition. This has given the players a unique opportunity to play against players from other parts of the country and can only advance both their football and social education’.

Steve Jordan

All decked out for the summer season Rothley Tennis Club has invested in a brand new decking area that will give their club members and visitors the opportunity to watch top class matches in comfort. Built by local company, George Walkers Ltd and constructed from Swedish Redwood, this new area provides a large area for eating and also has a clever design which sees tiered seats incorporated into one side, offering every one an uninterrupted view.

The club will now be actively engaged in fund raising as there are future plans for a gazebo to give protection on sunny days or inclement weather. In fact, the club would welcome offers of sponsorship from companies seeking to promote their business at what is one of the top clubs in Leicestershire. The new decking will stand it in good stead as Rothley Tennis Club are expecting an exciting season of summer tennis with the men’s first team currently in the premiership, the ladies firstt team in group 3a and a further 12 teams competing in other groups within the Leicestershire league.

Any one interested in joining this progressive club can contact us on 0775 7833360 for further information.