\r\n\r\nDate: Saturday 7 September, 2013\r\nCompetition: Skrill North\r\nVenue: Holker Street\r\nKick-off: 3pm\r\n\r\nOpponents: The trip to Barrow represents one of the longest away journeys that Gloucester City have ever undertaken, a Football League side for 50 years between 1921 and 1972, the Bluebirds were relegated from the Skrill Premier and play in the North for the first time since 2007.\r\n\r\nFormed in 1901, the club achieved their highest ever league placing in the third tier of English football between 1968 and 1970, before being voted out in 1972.\r\n\r\nSince then the club have played intermittently between the top two tiers of Non League football, and have won the FA Trophy on two occasions, most recently in 2010.\r\n\r\nThe club has played at Holker Street since 1910 and currently has a capacity of 5,000.\r\n\r\nForm Guide: The Bluebirds have had a mixed start to their return to the Skrill North, lying in 17th place after five games; five places below City.\r\n\r\nHistory: The club’s have never met in a competitive fixture before, but have played once before in a friendly in 1958.\r\n\r\nThat day, City ran out 3-0 winners against then Football League Barrow at the old Longlevens Stadium.\r\n\r\nTeam news: Tom Hamblin will be deputising in defence with Matt Coupe serving his three match ban after the sending off against Worcester City, and with Ryan Batten recovering from a dislocated shoulder.\r\n\r\nYou’ll be able to catch full coverage of Barrow v Gloucester City on Severn Sport (@SevernSport) with commentary from Tigers Radio, on Twitter (@GCAFCofficial) and Facebook (GCAFCofficial) from 3pm Saturday. Gloucester City Media coverage is sponsored by Baylis Motors.\r\n\r\n

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