Match ends, Barrow 4, Eastleigh 0.
Barrow 4-0 Eastleigh
Byron Harrison scored a second-half hat-trick as Barrow boosted their promotion bid with a crushing victory over 10-man Eastleigh.
The decisive moment of the match arrived immediately after half-time when, with the game goalless, Eastleigh captain Ryan Cresswell conceded a penalty and was sent off for a foul on Richie Bennett.
Bluebirds' leading scorer Harrison slotted home the resulting spot-kick, and there was no way back for Barrow's fellow promotion hopefuls Eastleigh after that.
Full-back Nick Wilmer-Anderton fired into the top corner to make it 2-0 before Harrison wrapped up the win, and his hat-trick, with contrasting headers in the final 15 minutes - one from less than a yard after Bennett had hit the bar, and the second a towering stoppage-time effort.
Barrow, now unbeaten in 14 matches, also enjoyed the better of the first half with Bennett hitting the bar again with a brilliant looping shot.
That effort came during nine minutes of first-half stoppage time, a result of the treatment needed by Eastleigh goalkeeper Ryan Clarke after he suffered a facial injury in making a superb double save early on.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 2BeeleyBooked at 71mins
- 18HughesSubstituted forHaworthat 89'minutes
- 9BennettBooked at 35minsSubstituted forHannahat 78'minutes
- 20HarrisonSubstituted forMeikleat 90+3'minutes
- 2PartingtonBooked at 45mins
- 10ReasonBooked at 32minsSubstituted forPipeat 48'minutes
- 25CresswellBooked at 46mins
- 26BirdSubstituted forWilsonat 63'minutes
- 30CuretonSubstituted forMandronat 63'minutes
- Karl Evans
Second Half ends, Barrow 4, Eastleigh 0.
Substitution, Barrow. Lindon Meikle replaces Byron Harrison.
Goal! Barrow 4, Eastleigh 0. Byron Harrison (Barrow).
Substitution, Barrow. Andy Haworth replaces Liam Hughes.
Substitution, Barrow. Ross Hannah replaces Richard Bennett.
Goal! Barrow 3, Eastleigh 0. Byron Harrison (Barrow).
Shaun Beeley (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Mikael Mandron replaces Jamie Cureton.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Scott Wilson replaces Ryan Bird.
Goal! Barrow 2, Eastleigh 0. Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Barrow).
Substitution, Eastleigh. David Pipe replaces Jai Reason.
Goal! Barrow 1, Eastleigh 0. Byron Harrison (Barrow) converts the penalty with a.
Ryan Cresswell (Eastleigh) is shown the red card.
Second Half begins Barrow 0, Eastleigh 0.
First Half ends, Barrow 0, Eastleigh 0.
Joe Partington (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Richard Bennett (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
Jai Reason (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.