Defender Kyle Jameson is hoping Barrow AFC can find a cutting edge in front of goal in their remaining games to add to their continued solidity at the back.

The Bluebirds kept their tenth clean sheet in 14 National League games in their 0-0 draw against Ebbsfleet United last Saturday, with Jameson picking up the man-of-the-match award as a result of his performance.

However, a lack of goals has hurt AFC’s pursuit of a play-off place, with them not being clinical enough in the final third with the openings that they’ve still been frequently creating.

Since the turn of the year, four of their seven matches have ended goalless and, as yet, no-one has been able to fill the shoes of Tyler Smith, who scored 11 goals during his loan from Sheffield United earlier in the season and remains Barrow’s top scorer.

Jameson said: “Ten clean sheets in 14 is not bad – we’ve shown we can keep them, but we need the front three and the midfield to start scoring some goals.

“They can do it, they do it in training all the time, scoring really good goals, but we need to take that into Saturdays now, finish our chances off and start scoring.”

After nicking the points late on – and finally rewarding what was a very good display – at Sutton United the previous week, thanks to Josh Kay’s winner, the Bluebirds almost produced another late show against the Fleet.

In what was one of their best moves of the match, Connor Brown hung up a cross in the 90th minute that Luke Burgess met on the volley, hitting it into the ground, only for the bounce to take it over the bar.

Jameson said: “Honestly, if there is one person you’d want to shoot from there it is Luke.

“It’s just the way he’s gone for it that has taken it over the bar and I think that was our chance in the game to take the points.

“They’re the little chances that we need to learn to take and see games out.”

Jameson was pleased with the way AFC stuck to their game plan against what was a physical Ebbsfleet outfit.

“They wanted to turn it into a fight from minute one, didn’t they?” he said.

“We got through it, kept 11 men on the pitch and battled it out, but it’s always going to be tough against big opposition like that.”