Josh Lillis admitted that the players were feeling shell-shocked after Bolton Wanderers snatched a 95th-minute equaliser on Tuesday night to deny Barrow their first league win of the season.
The Bluebirds came flying out of the traps at The Progression Solicitors Stadium and were 1-0 up inside a minute when Chris Taylor curled home a free-kick before Mike Jones made it two on four minutes.
Wanderers pulled a goal back but Dior Angus made it 3-1 to Barrow only for Eoin Doyle to haul the visitors back in to it with a neatly placed header towards the end of a pulsating first half.
The goals didn’t flow as freely after the break but The Bluebirds defended with determination and looked set to celebrate three points, only for Ian Evatt’s side to snatch the latest of equaliser through Antoni Sarcevic right at the death.
“It’s always a sucker punch when it happens in the last minute like that so the boys are devastated but we will dust ourselves down and go again,” Lillis told iFollow.
“We got a fantastic start. We’ve been banging on about that, taking the game to the opposition, and the lads did that tonight so it’s just unfortunate they couldn’t get rewarded.
“There were external factors which meant the boys were more than up for this game so there was a good feel about it and they set off like a house on fire.
“That win will come for us, it will. The boys are trusting the process and they’re getting there – this is a new bunch, in a new league, but it will come for us, I think you can see that.
“I spoke to the Manager and he’s sickened, like the rest of us. It must be terribly hard for him having to watch at home and not being in with the lads but I believe he’s back soon and he will be raring to go.”
Look out for our full post-match video interview with Josh Lillis coming soon on iFollow Barrow.