Tom Beadling was 'delighted' to net his first goal for Barrow during a 1-1 draw against Colchester United.

The 25-year-old rescued a point for Rob Kelly’s men after finishing off a well-worked move in the 88th minute on Easter Monday.

Despite admitting it was not a great performance from the side, Beadling said it was important to keep going at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Speaking to the club's website, he said: “I am delighted [to score], it’s been a long time coming I think.

“We’re the first ones to admit we didn’t play great, but we will take a point and will go again.

“When it's not your day, at least try and get something from the game and that’s what we have done.

"It was good character from the lads and it showed we have got a bit about us; we could have rolled over, but we have come away with a point and we go on to Saturday now.

“It was a massive game, with how close we are in the table and we know the situation we are in, so there is a huge difference between gaining a point and losing three and they would have jumped above us, so it just settles us a bit and it’s in our hands still.”

The stalemate means that Barrow are now seven points clear of the relegation zone.

With the Bluebirds picking up four crucial points over the Easter weekend, Beadling revealed the side are focused on finishing the job and securing their EFL status.