BOLTON’S win over City ended a wait of nearly nine months for a success on their own patch.

For Barrow, it is 48 years since they celebrated a league victory at Holker Street.

David Dunn’s Bluebirds did claim their first win since promotion at the ninth attempt by beating Mansfield 4-2 in midweek.

That result, which did for under-pressure Stags boss Graham Coughlan who was sacked afterwards, has been coming according to assistant boss Rob Kelly.

The management team took over in the summer after Ian Evatt’s acrimonious departure for Bolton and claiming a first league win since Barrow dropped out in 1972 was a major milestone.

““I am delighted for everyone at the Club really, most of all the supporters because they have waited since 1972 for that Football League victory,” said Kelly.

“But also the people who have brought us to the club and supported us and obviously the players.”

Dunn has named the same side for the last two games, which includes one-time City striker Luke James.

Chris Taylor, who Gary Bowyer brought to Valley Parade last season, has been on the bench. The midfielder did score with a free-kick against Bolton recently.

They are not short of goals lately with nine in the last three games and City will have their hands full with Dior Angus. But Barrow are yet to keep a league clean sheet.

Dunn has also added young French striker Dimitri Sea after he was released by Aston Villa in the summer.

Sea, a product of the same amateur club that produced Allan St Maximin and Hatem Ben Arfa, had been training in Cumbria before he was offered a contract this week.

It will be the first league meeting between the sides since April 1970 when they drew 3-3 at Valley Parade.

City won their last visit to Barrow 1-0 four months earlier.