It is a moment football fans in Barrow have been waiting 48 long and hard years for.

It was 1972 when the Bluebirds were controversially booted out of the Football League.

For the next five decades the club endured the long hard slogs in non-league football, dreaming of that day when they'd be back with the big boys.

And today, almost half a century since their last Football League game, that moment has finally arrived.

There is sure to be some supporters who were there back in 1972 who have suffered through the years, who will be clued to their radios and live streams tomorrow to catch a glimpse of the action at Holker Street.

For those people, and the fans young and old, it is disappointing that they cannot be there in person to see the current crop of AFC players make the town proud today.

But due to the current situation, it is going to be that way for a little while longer.

However, despite not being able to be on the terraces tomorrow, the Bluebirds faithful will still be beaming with pride when David Dunn's side take to the hallowed turf.

No matter what the score, it is going to be a day to remember for supporters young and old.

A day that will go down in the history books. Get behind AFC from your living rooms and cheer the boys on.