Club refunds followers after FA Cup loss – however do not get utterly constructive response
Barrow travelled the 665-mile spherical journey to face National League South Maidstone United within the second spherical of the cup on Saturday. Ben Whitfield opener the scoring for the guests however a primary half equaliser from Sam Corne earlier than a winner quarter-hour from time from Bivesh Gurung noticed League Two’s third place aspect journey the lengthy distance again north despondent.
Such was the journey and the upset in opposition to a membership two divisions beneath them, Barrow revealed they might be refunding supporters their match ticket. An announcement by the membership learn: “Following today’s Emirates FA Cup defeat away to Maidstone United the club would like to issue the following statement.
“Bluebirds your support has been amazing this season, to have 220 of you make the trip down to Maidstone today was incredible, and we’re really sorry we didn’t give you the result you deserved.
“The club is naturally disappointed with today’s loss and as a result, would like to refund all the travelling fans’ tickets.” Barrow’ assertion added: “Once again we’re sorry we couldn’t give you the result you deserved, see you back at Holker Street next week for another big game.”
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However, some followers didn’t reply positively to the gesture, claiming the cash needs to be donated to higher causes forward of the festive season, one remark learn: “Rather this got donated to a good cause of some sort. we can’t be getting a refund just because the team didn’t play well. great gesture from the club but unnecessary IMHO.”
A second mentioned: “Nice gesture. Been a disastrous journey from the bus breaking down at Knutsford. (One of those things). The result is football and is just “one of those bumps in the road” – Donate the sum of today’s tickets to the Fortywinks sleepover at HS next week.”
While a 3rd added: “Rough day out, but no need to refund. Donate to the sleep out or food bank please.” With a fourth suggesting: “Donate it all to the food bank appeal.”
Maidstone will be taught their third spherical destiny on Sunday afternoon as Premier League and Championship golf equipment enter the FA Cup for the primary time this season. The draw is anticipated to happen round 1pm.