After producing a superb performance to defeat Wrexham on the road, Barrow AFC will be looking to upset another team in the upper reaches of the National League when they face Eastleigh tomorrow.

At 311 miles, it’s another of those marathon away journeys the Bluebirds have frequently had to face this season and they’ll be travelling down to Hampshire today to allow themselves the best possible preparation.

Eastleigh go into the clash at the Silverlake Stadium sixth in the table, having jumped into the play-off places on Tuesday night by taking advantage of a slip-up by Gateshead.

They’ll be well aware, however, that AFC have a good record against top six teams in the division and are coming in off the back of arguably their best result of the campaign: their 3-1 victory against the Dragons.

It was their second win in a row and manager Ian Evatt believes his side are more than capable of going on a good run, as they look to finish as high in the table as possible.

He said: “We’ve got eight games left now and we’ve got two more points than what we finished with last season, so that’s obviously a positive.

“The frustrating thing for me, and it is frustrating and I’ve said it to the players, is that Wrexham are top of the league and on our day, we can more than match and beat anybody.

“We’ve just left points out there at certain stages of the season and I’m slightly down and disappointing about where we are [in the table] because I really think we can be a top six, top seven team.

“But there’s still lots to play for this season and definitely lots to look forward to next season.”

Performance-wise, Barrow will be looking for more of the same against Eastleigh after they took apart Wrexham in the first half at the Racecourse Ground.

What was most pleasing was that they took the chances they created to effectively kill the game off before half-time, rather than let their opponents off the hook, as they’ve done all too often this season.

However, Evatt doesn’t believe the first 45 minutes in windswept North Wales was the best his side have produced under him.

He said: “I think we’ve had games in which we’ve won, lost or drew and played brilliantly well.

“It was a different type of performance at Wrexham – normally, we are possession-based and we like to play football, but you couldn’t play football in those conditions.

“What was pleasing for me was the way they dug, the way they grafted for each other, they hit good areas with the wind and certainly punished their mistakes with some excellent goals.

“In terms of in front of goal, yes that was probably the most clinical we have been, but the general performance was more workmanlike than anything else.”

The Bluebirds will now look to make a very good week a perfect one at Eastleigh, with the fact that their hosts are looking to preserve their position in the play-off places meaning that another open game is on the cards.

“We put a lot into Wrexham and we’ve rested, recuperated for Saturday and we’ll just keep going and see where we get,” Evatt said.

“This team is capable of going six, seven on the trot, winning games, they are capable. It’s just about getting that momentum and hopefully we can start that now.”