Barrow AFC 0 Harrogate Town 1: Advertiser player ratings

Jack Muldoon's late strike handed Harrogate Town all three points at Barrow on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 12:46 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 1:00 am
Harrogate Town's players celebrate Jack Muldoon's late winner at Barrow. Pictures: Matt Kirkham

Here's an assessment of how Simon Weaver's men performed as they secured a third consecutive League Two success.

James Belshaw 7 - Made some good saves at his near post to keep the hosts out and a record a well-deserved clean-sheet. That's three in a row now.

Ryan Fallowfield 6 - Will be delighted with another shut-out, but doesn't yet look to have developed the same understanding with Simon Power as he had with George Thomson down the right. Still a threat going forward, however.

Josh McPake looks to deliver the ball into the Bluebirds' box.

Will Smith 7 - Competed well against a tricky customer in Barrow striker Scott Quigley, winning more than his share of battles between the two men.

Warren Burrell 7 - Looked comfortable playing centre-half for the first time since November. Helped limit the Cumbrians to very few sights of goal.

Dan Jones 6 - A solid display at left-back, though passing was at times a little erratic. A constant threat to his former club with those long throw-ins into the box.

Simon Power 6 - Didn't have too much influence during the opening period, but got better in the second half as the opposition tired. Used his pace to get at Barrow and almost created a goal for Josh March.

Mark Beck keeps his eye on the ball.

George Thomson 7 - Always calm on the ball and able to find a team-mate when things got congested in the middle. Conjured up a couple of through-balls that caused the home defence problems.

Lloyd Kerry 6 - An energetic showing from the midfielder that was perhaps tempered by an early booking.

Josh McPake 8 ADVERTISER STAR MAN - Town's biggest attacking threat. Every time he got on the ball he was willing to run at and, more often than not, beat his man. Was however guilty of not getting his head up and looking for a team-mate when in good positions.

Mark Beck 6 - A few nice flick-ons, but struggled to build on his winner against Grimsby last time out and really make an impact on the game.

Josh March 7 - The Bluebirds struggled to deal with him. Was unlucky not to have been awarded a first-half penalty and also to see the ball bounce wide of the mark after he closed down Joel Dixon as he attempted to clear the ball. Tested the Barrow stopper multiple times before being substituted.

Substitutes:

Josh Falkingham 7 (on for Kerry, 63) - Made a bit of a shaky start, but provided the crucial pass which released Jack Muldoon and led to the winning goal.

Aaron Martin 6 (on for Beck, 63) - Provided a timely boost in energy just as Barrow looked to be getting on top. Competed well physically to help the visitors regain some control.

Jack Muldoon 8 (on for March, 63) - Provided that bit of quality to win the game just as it was needed. Showed good pace to latch onto Falkingham's lofted pass and real composure to slot home.