Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt hailed his team's performance against Hartlepool United as their best of the season, after Josh Kay's stunning goal earned them a 1-0 victory.

The final score doesn't give a fair reflection of how dominant the Bluebirds were in what was their final home game of the season, as they swarmed all over their visitors from the North East from the first whistle.

Josh Kay's overhead kick, his first touch after coming off the bench for the injured Dior Angus, was a goal worthy of winning any game, but it could have been one of many for AFC, who had plenty of chances to add to it.

But the roar of appreciation that greeted the final whistle was a good indication of how well the majority of the 3,007 inside Holker Street felt they had been entertained.

Evatt said: "I'm so proud of the whole club today. The crowd were magnificent - it was great to see so many people here.

"I thought the players were outstanding, for me that was the best performance of the season.

"It might have only been 1-0, but I don't think six or seven would have flattered us today, with the amount that we entered the final third.

"We changed shape, we went back to the 4-3-3 because we knew they'd be 4-4-2 and we could dominate with the extra man in midfield, which we did do, and with pace out wide, we'd murder them.

"It came off, but we just didn't quite have that final bit of detail - the last pass or the last shot - but it's great to see today and I'm so happy and proud of everybody at this football club.

"When you see them play like that after the work we put in Monday to Friday, there can't be one person leaving thinking they haven't been entertained."