Rob Kelly praised his players’ spirit as they finally saw off Crawley Town 3-2 with a 95th minute winner after twice being pegged back by their visitors.
Tom Davies and Scott Quigley had both put The Bluebirds in front only for Town to hit back and it looked as though the sides would share the points as the game moved in to injury time.
However, Quigley just got a touch on to Chris Taylor’s wicked left-wing corner to find the net and secure Barrow’s fourth EFL win in a row for the first time since the 1967/68 campaign.
“It was difficult conditions for both sides but the lads showed their character and resilicence - to be leading and be pegged back twice, it becomes a really big three points for us,” Kelly told iFollow.
“They’re a good side; John and Lee have a done a terrific job there and we wish them well in their chase for the play-offs, but we took care of ourselves today, we were competitive and we just edged it.
“When it goes 2-2 you’re thinking that it’s been a tough week against two sides near the top of the division and maybe you’d have taken four points – but I didn’t want to settle for that.
“We need wins and I thought probably played better when it went 2-2; Scott Quigley’s has forced their keeper in to a fantastic save and then we’ve nicked it right at the death. It was a different type of win.
“It’s a great feeling when you win a football match and the high it gives you. We want more of that so let’s not give it up now because the more we win the more the confidence will breed.
“We didn’t play great football today, the conditions didn’t really allow it from us or them – it was a competitive EFL game and we came out on the right side so we’ll enjoy that for the next 24 hours and then get ready for the next one.”