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Barrow 2-1 Aldershot Town

John Rooney's last-gasp penalty earned Barrow a 2-1 National League win at home to relegation-threatened Aldershot.

Wayne Rooney's younger brother kept his cool to convert from the spot after team-mate Josh Kay had seen an earlier penalty saved.

The visitors, with just one win to their name since early November, fell behind in the 32nd minute as Dior Angus headed home a Lewis Hardcastle cross at the near post.

Barrow went close to doubling their lead on the stroke of half-time as Hardcastle's 30-yard effort came back off the bar.

But the visitors levelled in the 58th minute when Adam McDonnell beat his man and sent a low shot arrowing into the bottom corner.

Barrow were handed a chance to restore their lead in the 85th minute when Kay went down under the challenge of Alex Finney to earn his side a penalty.

Kay took the spot-kick, but Jake Cole kept it out and then Dominic Bernard blocked the rebound.

But, just as Aldershot looked set to hold on for a hard-fought point, Barrow were awarded another penalty deep into stoppage time for handball.

Rooney took the responsibility this time and sent Cole the wrong way to seal a dramatic win for Barrow.

Report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Barrow

  • 12Dixon
  • 2BrownSubstituted forJamesonat 36'minutes
  • 15HirdSubstituted forJenningsat 67'minutes
  • 4Taylor
  • 3JonesBooked at 13mins
  • 21Barthram
  • 8Rooney
  • 10Kay
  • 20Hardcastle
  • 18TurnerSubstituted forHindleat 68'minutes
  • 16Angus

Substitutes

  • 7Hindle
  • 9Blyth
  • 14Burgess
  • 23Jameson
  • 25Jennings

Aldershot

  • 1Cole
  • 6Elokobi
  • 12Bernard
  • 8Howell
  • 24FinneyBooked at 78mins
  • 22Menayese
  • 4McDonnellSubstituted forGallagherat 82'minutes
  • 17Booty
  • 21Berkeley-AgyepongSubstituted forMcDonaghat 71'minutes
  • 26GoddardSubstituted forFenelonat 71'minutes
  • 20Mensah

Substitutes

  • 7Fenelon
  • 15Lelan
  • 16Gallagher
  • 23McDonagh
  • 27Hall
Referee:
Gareth Rhodes
Attendance:
1,156

Live Text

Match ends, Barrow 2, Aldershot Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barrow 2, Aldershot Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 2, Aldershot Town 1. John Rooney (Barrow) converts the penalty with a.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jake Gallagher replaces Adam McDonnell.

Booking

Alex Finney (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Gerry McDonagh replaces Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces John Goddard.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Jack Hindle replaces Rhys Turner.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Steven Jennings replaces Sam Hird.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 1, Aldershot Town 1. Adam McDonnell (Aldershot Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Barrow 1, Aldershot Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barrow 1, Aldershot Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Kyle Jameson replaces Connor Brown.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 1, Aldershot Town 0. Dior Angus (Barrow).

Booking

Dan Jones (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

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3Solihull Moors36207959332667
4Salford37199963382566
5Fylde361713659302964
6Harrogate36189968452363
7Gateshead371881148341462
8Eastleigh36187114745261
9Sutton United371512104441357
10Ebbsfleet3614101247351252
11Barrow371310143942-349
12Hartlepool371212134549-448
13Dag & Red37138164444047
14Bromley37138164853-547
15Halifax361016103132-146
16Maidenhead United37135193958-1944
17Boreham Wood361013133745-843
18Chesterfield37915133843-542
19Barnet33117153243-1140
20Dover37109184257-1539
21Havant & Waterlooville37811184966-1735
22Aldershot3688202858-3032
23Maidstone United3685233062-3229
24Braintree3767243368-3525
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