BARROW AFC striker Dominic Telford says the strength in depth of the squad showed in their narrow 1-0 win over Newport County on Saturday.  

The 27-year-old forward made his first start of the calendar year and assisted the goal which saw the Bluebirds’ stretch their unbeaten run to five matches.

Instead of attempting to swivel and shoot from Ben Whitfield’s drive in the 20th minute, Telford unselfishly laid the ball off to Cole Stockton, who finished the move by powering the ball past keeper Nick Townsend.

“When we play at home and we score first, we’re very good at seeing games out,” Telford told the Club website.

“It was a game to keep the ball on the deck and when we played, we looked sharp and created chances.

“Cole is a brilliant player, he’s a goal scorer. I feel we think alike when we’re playing.

“In every position we’ve got so many quality players. We’ve got quality and depth in the players we start or bring on and I think it shows on days like today.

“Credit to everyone who was on the pitch today.”

The result leaves Barrow in sixth position with a five point cushion to the final remaining play-off spot.