LUKE James scored his first Football League goal for Barrow AFC in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Walsall - and he hopes it will be the first of many.

It was another frustrating afternoon for the Bluebirds as they went ahead twice but were pegged back on both occasions meaning their search for an elusive first win back in the league goes on.

A Dior Angus spot-kick opened the scoring before Caolan Lavery levelled on the stroke of half-time.

James put AFC back in front on the 50th minute but the lead only lasted eight minutes as Lavery struck from the penalty spot.

“There’s mixed emotions,” said James.

“We are playing well but didn’t get the result that we wanted.

“It’s another point on the board but if we keep playing like that then the three point will come because we’ve played well.

“The first half we were very good. We’ve got to keep playing as we are.

“A goal has been a longtime coming. It’s the best feeling so hopefully can get a few more.

“We had chances but the keeper pulled off good saves. I am enjoying my football, as long as we are playing well and getting chances then that’s what you want as an attacker.

“When you are playing well you’ve got to take the chances and have a lead. We have got to keep doing that and results will come.

“We’ve got to keep believing. We all do. We’ve got a good team and the results will change.”

Another chance to break the duck arrives tonight as Barrow head down the M6 to Mansfield.

The Stags sit on five points and are also yet to win a game this season.

AFC sit two places above tonight’s opponents but only on goal difference.