Barrow battled back superbly from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at promotion rivals Mansfield and replace them in the play-off spots.
Stephen McLaughlin put the Stags ahead on nine minutes. Harrison Neal brought down George Maris almost 25 yards out and McLaughlin’s free-kick found a way off a defender through the wall and, although he got a hand to it, goalkeeper Paul Farman was unable to keep it out.
On 25 minutes, the home side doubled that advantage as George Ray was caught in possession by Stephen Quinn some 30 yards out and, robbing him of the ball, the veteran midfielder sped clear to slot home low under Farman.
But, against the run of play in the first added minute, Billy Waters had a cross blocked wide on the left but then curled the follow-up round everyone and inside the far post from a tight angle to halve the arrears.
Interval sub Josh Gordon then made a quick impact as he leveled with a close-ranger header on 49 minutes from Tyrell Warren’s cross from the right.
The comeback was complete in 77 minutes as Warren’s firm cross from the right was turned into his own net by Oli Hawkins at the near post to seal Barrow’s first win in six attempts.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 2GordonSubstituted forKnowlesat 87′minutes
- 3McLaughlinSubstituted forLawat 85′minutes
- 16QuinnSubstituted forLapslieat 75′minutes
- 10MarisBooked at 64mins
- 26SwansSubstituted forBoweryat 75′minutes
- 2BrownSubstituted forWhitfieldat 45′minutes
- 25RayBooked at 58mins
- 13WhiteSubstituted forFoleyat 72′minutesBooked at 74mins
- 26BennettSubstituted forGordonat 45′minutes
- 15GottsBooked at 36minsSubstituted forNewbyat 71′minutes
Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Barrow 3.
Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Barrow 3.
Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by George Lapslie (Mansfield Town).
Josh Gordon (Barrow) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Mansfield Town).
Elliot Newby (Barrow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Hiram Boateng (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Lapslie.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jimmy Knowles replaces Kellan Gordon.
Corner, Barrow. Granted by Hiram Boateng.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jason Law replaces Stephen McLaughlin because of an injury.
Delay in match due to an injury Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town).
Attempt missed. Oliver Hawkins (Mansfield Town) with an attempt from the center of the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Maris with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Courtesy of Harrison Neal.
Attempt blocked. Hiram Boateng (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen McLaughlin.
Offside, Barrow. Sam Foley tries a through ball, but Elliot Newby is caught offside.
Own Goal by Oliver Hawkins, Mansfield Town. Mansfield Town 2, Barrow 3.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jordan Bowery replaces Will Swan.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. George Lapslie replaces Stephen Quinn.