Byron Harrison has had to wait a long time to open his account during his second spell at Barrow AFC, which is why he is adamant he got on the scoresheet in last Saturday's FA Trophy tie against FC United of Manchester.

Harrison, who hasn't started to many games this season, was named in what was a strong team against the Red Rebels and was involved in the fifth of the Bluebirds' seven goals when he went in with FC United defender Chris Doyle for Patrick Brough's cross.

Officially, it has been credited as a Doyle own goal, but Harrison is claiming he got the final touch off his shoulder, which would be his first goal for AFC since the last of his 32 strikes during his first spell came against Torquay in February 2018.

Should he ultimately have that taken off him, though, it would make his saved penalty from later in the tie that much crueller.

Harrison said: "That was the aim from the day, to get off the mark. Obviously, it was disappointing to not get more, but that's football and I'm glad I've just got off the mark and that's the big positive for me this year.

"If you attack the ball with the right conviction, you get the breaks in football and that's what I was focusing on."

Harrison was the only player from the starting line-up from the first round replay against Atherton Collieries and the 32-year-old noticed the difference while playing in a side that is used to playing together, which they demonstrated to devastating effect.

Harrison said: "Of course, the team has been doing really well. I back myself and I know what I can bring to the table. I was glad I got the nod and hopefully I showed something to the manager."

Almost since manager Ian Evatt came through the door in summer 2018, he's been on at his players that they need to become more clinical in front of goal and it appears as though he's finally getting his wish, with the Bluebirds recording 7-0 wins in back-to-back Saturday afternoons.

"Long may that continue, but there's a long way to go and this is a squad that definitely knows the realities of this league," Harrison said.

"You can be up and definitely go down again and we're working really hard to make sure that doesn't happen to us and that we stay where we are in the table."