Barrow AFC's legends of 1990 have been remembering their Wembley triumph as well as urging fans to back the present day Bluebirds through these difficult times.

Defensive rock Tony Chilton described the final as a 'magnificent event' and 'my best day in football'.

Winger Neil Doherty remembered the togetherness in the side saying: "We had a great team spirit and I think that's what got us through the rounds."

He also joked that the Thursday pre-match night out drinking in Soho probably wouldn't happen today.

"I got a bit tipsy trying to keep up with the likes of Cowps and Kevin Proctor."

But on the match day itself Ray Wilkie's side were focused and prepared, Doherty feeling confident from early on in the game.

"The thing I remember most was we should have had a penalty in the opening minutes," he said.

"After the first goal went in I was never in any doubt we would go on and win it."

Chilton also highlighted the role the fanatical Barrow supporters played in the triumph, saying: "The support we got on that day was unbelievable, not just then but all year, it was amazing all the way to the final."

Both players highlighted the homecoming to Barrow as especially memorable, with an incredible level of support in the town.

"The homecoming event for me was as memorable for me as the match itself," said Doherty.

"We came to where the library is and looked up Duke Street and just saw the amount of people there."

Chilton agreed saying "I was amazed at the reception we got when we came back home. Special, special times."

He also heaped praise upon the current Barrow AFC board and Ian Evatt: "You look at what the board of directors, Ian Evatt and the players have achieved, it's nothing short of a miracle.

"Fingers crossed the club will get promotion, which I think the town deserves.

"The manager has done an outstanding job. You feel there's a real buzz about the place, a real togetherness, a real spirit."

Both 'Doc' and 'Chilts' urged supporters to stay safe and stay together, a sentiment echoed by two goal hero Kenny Gordon who tweeted;

"I hope above all, the directors, manager, players and of course the best supporters and people you could wish to meet stay safe. We know you are doing it tough, we're thinking of you all."

Both players were speaking while making the videos to encourage support for the club, through playing the Bluebirds Trust virtual raffle, which takes place every Saturday and has a 1990 focus this week.

Board member Richard Ingham, who was a fresh faced youngster at Wembley in 1990 said ." A huge thanks to Neil and Tony for their video messages and continued support of the club and trust. It is wonderful to see our 1990 heroes backing Russ’ Virtual Half Time Raffle, as we mark 30 years since the club’s first success at Wembley.

"As a teenager at the time, the whole day, from the sea of blue and white as we boarded the train at Lancaster through walking up Wembley way, entering the stadium and the game and seeing Skivvy lifting the Trophy aloft, are all very special memories which live on seeing these heroes continue to back the Bluebirds."

Supporters can take part in the online raffle by going to the Bluebirds Trust website