Barrow’s wait for a first Football League win since 1972 went on after a 1-1 draw at Colchester United.

The Bluebirds haven’t looked out of their depth in the fourth tier but are still waiting for their first win of the campaign.

Colchester are yet to taste defeat in the league this term and took the lead through Noah Chilvers’ first senior goal for the club.

But Michael Jones secured a point for the hosts with his second-half strike.

Bluebirds’ boss David Dunn made three changes from the side which lost at Newport County last time out.

Last season’s top scorer Scott Quigley made his first appearance of the season after completing his suspension from last term.

Scott Wilson and Harrison Biggins also came into the side as Kgosi Ntlhe, Sam Hird and Luke James missed out.

The hosts made a promising start to proceedings with Quigley a nuisance for the U’s on his return.

Barrow’s first chance of the afternoon fell to Harrison Biggins as he blasted well over the bar.

It was end-to-end action as both sides squandered chances to take the lead.

Striker Quigley was into the game early but he could only lash wide after being expertly found by Connor Brown.

Shot-stopper Joel Dixon did superbly to tip Callum Harriott’s effort over the bar.

Forward Dior Angus caressed a strike over the target as he got his first sniff at goal.

The Bluebirds were forced to rue Quigley’s awful miss with their best chance to take the lead.

Quigley missed the target when unmarked after getting on the end of Lewis Hardcastle’s sublime in-swinging corner.

Down the other end Tom Eastman almost diverted Brown’s cross into his own net.

And the visitors made the most of those let offs to take the lead in the 34th minute.

The Bluebirds’ failed to clear their lines as Chilvers’ unstoppable left-footed strike left Dixon stranded.

Dunn’s team talk worked wonders as the hosts drew level nine minutes after the restart.

It was the second spectacular strike of the game as Jones tried to outshine Chilvers’ earlier effort.

The ball fell kindly for Jones 25 yards out as his bullet nestled in the top corner.

Just before the hour Dixon pulled off a fine stop to keep Cohen Bramall free-kick out.

Quigley came agonisingly close to opening his account for the season.

The striker picked the ball up just outside of the 18-yard box and curled his effort on the turn against the post.

And the 28-year-old was easily held by veteran stopper Dean Gerken.

Luke Norris had shouts for a penalty waved away after going down inside the box.

Dixon did really well to tip a looping ball past the post.

James Jones almost stole the spoils deep in stoppage time as his header bounced over the bar.