Rob Kelly admitted his satisfaction after two goals from Patrick Brough secured an important victory for The Bluebirds at The Progression Solicitors Stadium on Saturday.
The wing-back hit the net twice in a three-minute burst during the second half of a tense encounter as Barrow clinched their first league double of the season to move out of the bottom two on goal difference.
“I am delighted for the players and supporters – that gives everyone a lift,” Kelly told iFollow.
“I think it shows the character and resilience of the squad and everyone around it that we’re in there fighting.
“In the first half we didn’t really work their back four and goalkeeper enough and I told them that at half time – we needed to ask more questions of them and that’s how the red card happened.
“I knew we had one or two to put on who could add to the performance and sometimes that doesn’t work out, but today it did.
“I think forward-wise, we know Patrick can get up and down; he’s a more aggressive, attacking wing-back which I thought would help us today – that came off today but that’s down to the players.
“The first goal was really important today; it always is when you’re where we are in the table because it’s a long way back when you’ve gone behind.
“There will be ups and downs so nobody will get carried away. I didn’t want to throw myself in the sea on Tuesday night because I know there are lot of games to go and, equally, I won’t be popping any champagne corks tonight.
“It’s three points that help us, so we’ll enjoy that tonight and then we’ll get ready for Walsall next week.”