Remeao Hutton scored a last-minute equaliser against his former club as Barrow clinched a 1-1 draw in their pre-season friendly at Birmingham City on Tuesday afternoon.
Mark Cooper’s men made the trip to face strong Championship opposition on a baking day at their Wast Hills Training Ground and they gave a good account of themselves in the sunshine.
Barrow were forced to defend well for large periods against their hosts and worked hard to ensure the game was goalless at the halfway stage.
However, Birmingham did edge in front in the second half when Gary Gardner’s header found the back of the net but The Bluebirds were not to be outdone.
Hutton – signed in the summer from Birmingham – started and finished a flowing move down the right flank with a clinical finish to ensure the game finished level.
“It was a good afternoon’s work for the players against a very strong Birmingham side,” a pleased Cooper told us afterwards.
“I know it’s not about the results in pre-season but to get a draw against a Championship line-up like that is superb. Fair play to the players because they were magnificent – they worked their socks off.
“Before I came here there was obviously a good spirit here to finish the season like they did and I have seen evidence of that since I came in.
“There is a strong will to win within this group and that can take you a long way but we also played some decent football at times too, so I am really pleased with them.”
Full Time: Birmingham City 1 Barrow 1
Barrow: Farman (Moloney 60), Hutton (Brown 60), Platt, Ellis, Ntlhe (Devitt 46), Brough (Burns 60), Grayson (White 46), Taylor, Beadling (Banks 46), Gordon (Sea 46 (Hutton 65)), Trialist (Kay 60).