ROB Kelly is delighted for Barrow AFC’s fans and players after his side secured their Football League status last night.

Goals from Scott Quigley and Bobby Thomas set Kelly’s Bluebirds on their way as they beat Forest Green Rovers 2-0.

With Barrow now confirmed as a League Two team for next season, Kelly has credited the ‘united effort’ behind the club’s survival push.

“It was a massive game for us, particularly on the back of a couple of disappointing results,” Kelly told iFollow.

“We added some cutting edge today, created a couple of chances in the first half and I am just delighted for everyone that we have managed to get over the line.

“You have to try and maintain some perspective with what is going on in the world but when you wait for 50 years there is a sense of responsibility so it can be, in a sporting index, quite overwhelming. I know how I felt about it.

“The players have shouldered the burden and got it done so I am really delighted for everybody. It’s been a unique season for everyone, but I am just delighted for the supporters and thrilled for the players who will remember this now.

“I’m also happy for the people at the Club who have worked so hard to get the Club back in the Football League and have really supported me since asking me to take it until the end of the season.

“People are aware of what we have managed to achieve and where we have come from after where we were post-Christmas and in January, but it’s been a united effort and I know the Club will be better for it next season.”

The 56-year-old also revealed how he would be celebrating the club’s survival.

He said: “I will take my dog for a walk tomorrow – Brian will be going for a longer walk so he will be delighted!

“I am not going to lie, I will definitely have a few glasses of wine and maybe even a couple of pints if I can find somewhere that will serve me.”