Pennock Hopes It’s Not All Too Close To Home This Weekend

7 months ago By Sam Elliott

For Barrow, even the closest away match can seem like an all-dayer. Life on the road is something they have got used to since promotion back to the top tier of Non-League football.

But this weekend’s trip to Maidstone United could probably be done on foot. Well, by manager Ady Pennock anyway.

The Bluebirds manager lives in nearby Medway and stays in the north west during the week as the club plot their survival in the Vanarama National League.

The players won’t be seeing Pennock, the former Gillingham and Welling United boss, on the coach home.

But at least they will have some extra support at the Gallagher Stadium this weekend.

“I only live 20 minutes away,” the Holker Street manager told the Barrow Evening Mail.

“So the Pennock family will be out in force hopefully. We should have a few more Barrow fans cheering us on.”

They need all the support they can get. Still far from clear of trouble, two of the sides in the bottom four and putting results together.

Torquay United have taken seven points from nine while Solihull Moors’ Mark Yates is manager of the month for January which tells you all you need to know about their revival.

But this is a good opportunity for Barrow against a side who haven’t won in the league since November’s trip to Torquay.

“Maidstone are a good club with a good set up,” said Pennock.

“They play on 3G so we know that we are in for a tough game.”

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