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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.

Line-ups

Barrow

  • 1Dixon
  • 2BeeleyBooked at 71mins
  • 3Wilmer-Anderton
  • 8Harvey
  • 6Diarra
  • 5Livesey
  • 18HughesSubstituted forHaworthat 89'minutes
  • 22Yates
  • 9BennettBooked at 35minsSubstituted forHannahat 78'minutes
  • 20HarrisonSubstituted forMeikleat 90+3'minutes
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 7Haworth
  • 10Hannah
  • 16Meikle
  • 19Murray
  • 23Wright

Eastleigh

  • 31Clarke
  • 2PartingtonBooked at 45mins
  • 3Green
  • 15Coulson
  • 8Drury
  • 4Essam
  • 10ReasonBooked at 32minsSubstituted forPipeat 48'minutes
  • 25CresswellBooked at 46mins
  • 26BirdSubstituted forWilsonat 63'minutes
  • 28Taylor
  • 30CuretonSubstituted forMandronat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Pipe
  • 12Howells
  • 13Huddart
  • 18Wilson
  • 19Mandron
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,795

Live Text

Match ends, Barrow 4, Eastleigh 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barrow 4, Eastleigh 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Lindon Meikle replaces Byron Harrison.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 4, Eastleigh 0. Byron Harrison (Barrow).

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Andy Haworth replaces Liam Hughes.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Ross Hannah replaces Richard Bennett.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 3, Eastleigh 0. Byron Harrison (Barrow).

Booking

Shaun Beeley (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Mikael Mandron replaces Jamie Cureton.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Scott Wilson replaces Ryan Bird.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 2, Eastleigh 0. Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Barrow).

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. David Pipe replaces Jai Reason.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 1, Eastleigh 0. Byron Harrison (Barrow) converts the penalty with a.

Dismissal

Ryan Cresswell (Eastleigh) is shown the red card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barrow 0, Eastleigh 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barrow 0, Eastleigh 0.

Booking

Joe Partington (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Richard Bennett (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green18124234122240
2Lincoln City18113436162036
3Dag & Red18113428131536
4Tranmere18113425111436
5Barrow1897230171334
6Aldershot189542114732
7Dover1810173431331
8Eastleigh1886429191030
9Boreham Wood188642214830
10Macclesfield189362518730
11Gateshead1885530191129
12Chester187562621526
13Sutton United187472424025
14Wrexham186661724-724
15Solihull Moors186482329-622
16Maidstone United186482332-922
17Bromley186392128-721
18Torquay1853101524-918
19Southport1844101637-2116
20York183691931-1215
21Woking1834112639-1313
22Braintree1834111633-1713
23Guiseley1824122032-1210
24North Ferriby United183114729-2210
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