St James Park hosts FA Trophy second round action on Saturday with National League Barrow the visitors.
The Bluebirds’ away form has lit up an otherwise difficult season as they hover just above the drop-zone with four wins and a draw in their last five away league games so they will come to SJP full of confidence. They reached the second round with a 1-0 defeat of Nuneaton Town. Barrow have a great FA Trophy tradition having won the trophy at the old Wembley and at the new Wembley – a record held by no other club.
Saints’ road to the second round has come via wins over joint top National South side Braintree Town and National North leaders Salford City.
Kevin Wilkin’s side was buoyed by Saturday’s win at Nuneaton and the return of Adam Walker. Walker has missed nine games side-lined with injury but came off the bench at The Liberty Way ground for some late action on Saturday.
Barrow will make the long trip including supporters club coach that sets off at 8am, seats priced at £33, should any exiled Saints fans need a ride!
The two clubs have met six times before, four times in the league and twice in a replayed FA Cup tie in 2013, Brackley winning the midweek re-match at Barrow.
The match-day programme on Saturday is a bumper Trophy edition including a special focus on Barrow and a wry account of Saints first ever trip to Holker Street. Get your copy in the ground priced just £2.
If you cannot get to the game follow the action via Twitter on the club website and on BBC Radio Oxford.