It was the same old story for Barrow AFC – and it proved too much for some of their players to contain their anger and frustration after the final whistle.

The Bluebirds fell to a 3-1 home defeat to AFC Fylde – extending their winless Holker Street run to 12 games in all competitions – as defensive mistakes and unfathomable refereeing cost them dear. And after the final whistle, there were some ugly scenes as AFC players confronted each other – Dan Jones being held back by team-mates as he aimed a volley in the direction of Ollie Cook, and other players were clearly unhappy.

There was an inquest in the dressing room after the game, with assistant boss Jamie Day emerging afterwards to bemoan a similar story of chances not taken and mistakes proving costly.

“It’s the same old story,” said Day. “I thought in the first half, we played really well, pressed them and we were on the front foot.

“But at the minute, we’re giving away some silly goals; teams are not earning the goals they are getting and we’re getting punished for it at the minute. That’s why we’re down at the bottom of the table, because we’re making too many mistakes.”

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