Sam Hird paid tribute to the character of the players as Barrow came from behind to claim three precious points against Newport County on Saturday afternoon.
The Exiles went in front through Scot Bennett during a dominant first half but Scott Quigley levelled just before the hour mark and then Jamie Devitt curled home a brilliant winner direct from a free kick six minutes from time.
“I think it was built on character,” Hird told iFollow.
“I don’t think we turned up in the first 20 or 25 minutes and, although you have to show the opposition respect, I thought we showed them too much and it led to us being 1-0 down.
“We showed our character and fight to build ourselves back in to the first half and then in the second half we were a completely different side.
“We got in their faces, we got up the pitch, we forced mistakes, we played some good football and we created some good chances; in the end I felt we could probably have scored more goals.
“It’s not going to be pretty because of where we are in the league and perhaps not what Barrow have been used to, especially last season and the beginning of this one but we have got some good footballers.
“We felt we could take the game to Newport and, once we got to grips with the game, we were really good.
“We will now go into Monday with confidence, we’ll be prepared and the lads will be raring to go.”