Rob Kelly admitted his delight after Barrow celebrated their first league win of the new campaign in style with a 4-2 triumph over Mansfield Town at The One Call Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Bluebirds were in scintillating form and were well worth the 2-0 lead given to them by Brad Barry and Patrick Brough inside half an hour in Nottinghamshire.
The home side grabbed a goal back before the break but were reduced to ten men early in the second half and Barrow took full advantage, scoring further goals through Josh Kay and Harrison Biggins.
The Stags pulled one back near the end but nothing could take the shine of Barrow’s win – their first since returning to the Football League for the first time since 1972.
“I feel we have been threatening to do that,” said Kelly when speaking to iFollow after the game.
“We still have things to work on and we’re disappointed with the two goals we conceded but we could have scored more, with all respect to Mansfield who were coming off the back of two good results away from home.
“We had the chances to have put the game to bed by half-time and then conceded a really unfortunate goal but we showed our character to really push on in the second half.
“I think it was a really good performance from everybody. You could see lots of the things we work on coming out on the pitch, it was just a really good 90 minutes.
“I am delighted for everyone at the Club really, most of the all the supporters because they have waited since 1972 for that Football League victory, but also the people who have brought us to the Club and supported us, and obviously the players.
“It’s only one game so we will enjoy tonight, then dust ourselves down and get ready for another difficult game on Saturday.”
Look out for our full post-match video interview with Rob Kelly on iFollow Barrow on Wednesday morning.