Barrow manager Ian Evatt was pleased to see his side’s goals come from more unlikely sources in the vital 2-1 victory against Dagenham & Redbridge at Holker Street.

Much of the goalscoring onus has fallen on Scott Quigley and John Rooney for the Bluebirds, with those two players scoring 20 goals each to fire their National League promotion push.

But against the Daggers, it was Patrick Brough, who has filled in as a wing-back of late, that proved to be an unlikely match winner in the 28th minute, restoring a lead that had earlier been given to them by Tom White.

For both players, it was just their second time they’ve registered for AFC, while centre-back Sam Hird almost scored his first competitive goal for the club when he struck the bar with a thumping effort before he helped his side hold out in the stormy conditions.

Evatt said: “We’ve been trying to get Whitey a bit higher up the pitch at times and he took his goal ever so well.

“With Patrick, as we speak about a lot, our wing-backs must get in the box and he’s got in the box and got himself a goal.”

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