Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt is very concerned about the manner of goals his side continue to concede after they allowed their home match against FC Halifax Town to slip away in the second half.

For the fourth time already this season, the Bluebirds failed to pick up all three points after leading at half-time, following away defeats at Wrexham and Stockport and last Saturday's draw at Chesterfield.

Liam Nolan's equaliser for the Shaymen was also the third time in the campaign a lead had been lost within three minutes of the second half kicking off and it came from a poor clearance from Brad Barry, keeping up a trend that has worried Evatt.

He said: "There are positives and negatives - the positives are we haven't been outplayed in any game. In fact, we've more than held our own in every game for certain spells.

"But we just have a soft centre that mean when we concede goals we're not even getting cut open, we're handing the opposition goals.

"Take Saturday, for instance; the first goal was a penalty given away when he was going nowhere and we just bring him down.

"For the second one, Joel [Dixon] makes that save 999 times out of 1,000, but last Saturday happened to be time it goes in."

AFC have now conceded 12 goals in seven games this season, with just two of those coming in the first half, and things don't get any easier as Evatt's side face a trip to National League leaders Woking on Saturday.

Evatt said: "It just feels like we're getting punished for everything - Brad Barry has been magnificent for the start of this season and then he plays the ball straight to the guy on the edge of the box.

"It's hard to deal with, it's hard to take, but now's the time to stop talking because actions speak louder than words and we need to get our heads down and really knuckle down."