Match ends, AFC Fylde 1, Barrow 0.
AFC Fylde 1-0 Barrow
James Hardy's second-half header clinched Fylde a 1-0 win against Barrow and their first home victory in the top tier of non-league football.
Fylde, promoted to the National League for the first time last season, followed up Saturday's maiden win at Hartlepool with three more points courtesy of former Manchester City trainee Hardy.
Both sides squandered chances during a goalless first half. Barrow striker Adi Yussuf was denied in a one-on-one by home goalkeeper Rhys Taylor, while Sam Finley and Danny Rowe both went close for Fylde.
Man of the match Taylor then pulled off a fine double save to keep out Barrow midfielder Bedsente Gomis' low shot and Jordan White's follow-up effort.
Fylde broke the deadlock in the 56th minute when Rowe's angled drive was parried by Barrow goalkeeper Stuart Moore and Hardy headed home the rebound.
The visitors went close to equalising through Alex-Ray Harvey's fine curling effort and forced a series of late corners, but Fylde held on after six minutes of time added on.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 3Francis-AngolSubstituted forEzeweleat 61'minutes
- 27JonesSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes
- 7HardySubstituted forBlinkhornat 84'minutes
- 11BauressSubstituted forHarrisonat 66'minutes
- 6DiarraBooked at 9mins
- 22MakomaSubstituted forHughesat 51'minutes
- 9WhiteSubstituted forPanayiotouat 82'minutes
- Joseph Johnson
Second Half ends, AFC Fylde 1, Barrow 0.
Substitution, AFC Fylde. Matthew Blinkhorn replaces James Hardy.
Substitution, Barrow. Harry Panayiotou replaces Jordan White.
Substitution, AFC Fylde. Johnny Smith replaces Henry Jones.
Substitution, Barrow. Byron Harrison replaces Bradley Bauress.
Substitution, AFC Fylde. Josh Ezewele replaces Zaine Francis-Angol.
Goal! AFC Fylde 1, Barrow 0. James Hardy (AFC Fylde).
Substitution, Barrow. Liam Hughes replaces Donovan Makoma.
Second Half begins AFC Fylde 0, Barrow 0.
First Half ends, AFC Fylde 0, Barrow 0.
Moussa Diarra (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.