Pete Wild is happy with the point Barrow shared with Salford City at the SO Legal Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The Bluebirds were sent a goal behind after just 12 minutes, when Salford's Ryan Watson converted from the spot. The visitors were awarded a penalty when Louie Barry was brought down under pressure from Sam McClelland, with referee Scott Oldham pointing straight to the spot.
It took Barrow half an hour before a real first chance emerged; Robbie Gotts hitting the woodwork, with a shouts of a tip onto the post by ex-Bluebirds goalkeeper Alex Cairns between the Salford sticks.
"I thought we started really slow, we looked really tired first twenty minutes," said Wild.
"They forced us into changing shape, reverting to a back four."
Barrow went into the break still a goal down, with Ged Garner seeing his shot saved by Cairns just beforre the interval.
"The talk at half time was that we have got to get after them," added the Barrow boss.
A better second half performance saw a flurry of chances for The Bluebirds, before a cross from Sam McClelland was deflected into the net by Salford's Theo Vassell.
An eventful stoppage time saw both goalkeepers make fantastic stops, including a phenomenal save from Salford's Cairns to deny Billy Waters in the dying stages.
"At the end, the game came completely alive and both goalkeepers earned their money."
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