Match ends, Barrow 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Barrow 1-0 Hartlepool United
Barrow ended their run of five without a win with a hard-fought victory over Hartlepool.
The hosts nearly made the perfect start when Jamie Philpot went through, but he struck the post and Jack Hindle failed to convert on the rebound.
Barrow went close again minutes later when John Rooney released Hindle, but Scott Loach tipped his effort wide.
Ian Evatt was forced into an early change when Dior Angus succumbed to injury and his replacement, Josh Kay, sensationally scored with his first touch, a spectacular overhead kick into the top corner.
Scott Loach thwarted Rooney in the second half, but Kay's effort had deservedly secured the three points.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 7HindleBooked at 56mins
- 8RooneyBooked at 90mins
- 16AngusSubstituted forKayat 27'minutes
- 28AmosSubstituted forNobleat 46'minutes
- 16FeatherstoneBooked at 68mins
- 14HolohanBooked at 58minsSubstituted forHawkesat 70'minutes
- 33JamesSubstituted forMuirat 84'minutes
- Rebecca Welch
Second Half ends, Barrow 1, Hartlepool United 0.
John Rooney (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Niko Muir replaces Luke James.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Josh Hawkes replaces Gavan Holohan.
Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Gavan Holohan (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Jack Hindle (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Liam Noble replaces Danny Amos.
Second Half begins Barrow 1, Hartlepool United 0.
First Half ends, Barrow 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Goal! Barrow 1, Hartlepool United 0. Josh Kay (Barrow).
Substitution, Barrow. Josh Kay replaces Dior Angus.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.