BARROVIANS have wished Barrow AFC the very best of luck ahead of their season-defining match against Mansfield.

Pete Wild’s side knows a win on Saturday will guarantee finishing in one of the three remaining play-off spots on offer.  

Barrow AFC have enjoyed one of their best seasons on record but have picked up just one point from their last six matches in April.

Defeating already promoted Mansfield win will seal a play-off spot in Sky Bet League Two for the first time.

The match is therefore undoubtedly one of the most important in the club’s history.

Senior figures of the town have been showing their support for the team ahead of the match.

Simon Fell, the MP for Barrow and Furness said: “I wish Pete and the team all the luck in the world against the Stags – they deserve the win.”

Chris Altree, Mayor of Barrow said: “I am hopeful that the team are going to get the job done. The whole town is behind you. It’s been a good season – now let’s make it a great season by reaching the play-offs.  

Barrow AFC fans were also quick to wish the team good luck.

Stuart Benson said: “Good luck boys. Let’s get amongst them from the first minute. They are no world beaters.”

Thomas Pearce said: “Win, lose or draw – we’re right behind you and the team. It’s been a memorable season. I look forward to the team writing the next chapter in the AFC story.”

Julian Hunt said: “It’s a positive step. The team’s moved on 100 miles over the last couple of seasons. Win, lose or draw, it can only be positive for next season.”

Andy Scott Hayton said: “Good luck Pete Wild and Barrow AFC. Let’s get the win.”

Maureen Cowley said: “Good luck boys. You can do it.”

Peter Mogsy Morgan said: “Good luck to everybody.”

Mark Chesher said: “You have been magnificent. Keep your heads up and go for it.”

Their highest-ever league position prior came when they finished eighth in the old Third Division back in the 1967-68 season.

Bookmakers did not expect Barrow AFC to be challenging for promotion this season but they are now priced at just 5/6 to finish inside the top seven and are 6/1 to be promoted via the play-offs.

Wild’s team had the opportunity to secure a play-off spot on Tuesday evening at the SO Legal Stadium but Graham Alexander’s Bradford City side recorded a 2-1 win to keep their hopes of a late play-off push alive courtesy of a 90th minute Tyler Smith strike.

Barrow AFC have had mixed success over their opponents on Saturday having notched six wins, three draws and nine losses since 2008.

They fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat in an evenly contested match when they faced the Stags at Field Mill on matchday nine in September.

But the Stags have now already secured promotion to Sky Bet League One having notched an impressive 85 points, and only have a battle between finishing second above Wrexham to play for.