Friday, May 04, 2007

Red Army marching into Barrow


HORDES of FC United fans will invade Barrow for a second time tomorrow when their football team play Holker Old Boys in an end-of-season friendly at Rakesmoor Lane (4pm kick off).

With their side having clinched a league and cup double, the FC United supporters - famed for their highly vocal backing - will no doubt be in high spirits when they arrive.

A crowd of over 2,300 watched at Craven Park when FC United played Holker in the 2005/2006 season.

Around 500 of the Red Rebel contingent are expected to make the trip this time, with one well-known Barrow hotel set to act as their base.

Among the FC United players on show should be Rhodri Giggs - brother of Premiership star Ryan - and ex-Holker ace Dave Swarbrick who remains the only player to have scored for and against the Manchester club.

Tickets are obtainable on the gate.