Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt was satisfied that none of his players performed like they were already on their holidays after their 1-1 draw at Maidenhead United.

Conditions at York Road were sapping, as players had to work through the Berkshire heat as well as adapt to what was a bobbly pitch, but the Bluebirds will still be frustrated they couldn’t hold on to the lead given to them by Jack Hindle.

However, they at least responded better to conceding than they did in last week’s disastrous finish against Dover and they had their chances to snatch the points late on.

While they didn’t always display enough quality, there wasn’t any questioning the efforts of the players, some of whom are playing for their future with just two games of the season left.

Evatt said: “The conditions are obviously difficult when it’s this hot and it doesn’t make it any easier when the opposition turn the radiators on in the changing room before the game. Them old tactics, I thought they were finished, but they still came to fruition today, which was funny.

“I’m pleased with the fact that we’ve put so much effort in - I thought a point was probably fair.

“The pitch was difficult, it’s a difficult place to come, but there were certainly no beach towels out there.

“We put it all in, which I asked for before the game. Certainly when we came under a bit of pressure in the second half, we stood up to it well.

“We just switched off for a minute - young Kyle and Nozza that side, a little bit of inexperience and it cost us, but a point’s another point. It’s another point on the road and we’ll go into Monday and try to finish off on a high at home.”