BARROW boss Pete Wild hit out at the Doncaster stewards after Paul Farman was “physically assaulted” by fans who stormed the pitch.

Doncaster Rovers said in a statement: "These scenes marred one of the most memorable matchdays in the history of the stadium and as a club we promise repercussions for these senseless and entirely unnecessary acts.

"We can guarantee that banning orders will be issued for those found to be guilty."

The Bluebirds blew a two-goal advantage after Emile Acquah and Sam Foley put them ahead in the first half.

Joe Ironside’s penalty got the hosts back into the contest before the wheels fell off. Hakeeb Adelakun and former Barrow midfielder Harrison Biggins scored in the 84th and 88th minutes respectively, before Ironside’s dramatic winner in the ninth minute of added time.

But unsavoury scenes followed with a number of home supporters running on in celebration and allegedly assaulted the Barrow stopper.

An incensed Wild, who ran onto the pitch to protect his player, said: “Ultimately, our goalkeeper’s been physically assaulted and the stewards have done nothing about it.

“The last thing me and my staff want to be doing is running onto the pitch and help them out. But when you’ve got three lads running at the goalkeeper and the stewards are doing nothing about it, what are you going to do? Are you going to let your goalkeeper be physically assaulted? You’ve got to do something about it.

“I spoke to the referee at the end and I told him I don’t want to be running onto the pitch. It’s easy to say let the stewards deal with it, but what am I meant to do… let my goalkeeper be beat up?

“Farms is raging, absolutely raging. You should be safe to be on the football pitch without fear of physical violence.”

The statement from Doncaster Rovers added: "We will work closely with South Yorkshire Police and study CCTV footage in order to identify those who entered the field of play and explore the full range of punishments at our disposal."

Barrow have picked up just one point from a possible 15 and defeat to Rovers, who earned their ninth win in the row, left Grant McCann’s side just a point behind them with two games to go.

“The players have got to lift themselves as much as I’ve got to lift them,” stressed a frustrated Wild. “They’ve got to find something from deep within. What we’ve got to do is do it for 90 minutes, not just 65.

"There’s a lot to think about for Tuesday and the team we pick.

“The players are fuming, they’re tearing strips off each other in the changing room because they care. They want to get it over the line. We saw this as an opportunity to get over the line, we had it in the grasp of our hands and we’ve thrown it away.

“We’ve got to keep believing. We’ve had a real tough week on the road, physically and mentally.”

Barrow struggled to handle the relentlessness of McCann’s charges at the end. Wild added: “The biggest disappointment is we didn’t see the game out. There are always big moments in games. “Clear the ball before it comes back in for the pen. Win your heads, it’s those littles bits that have let us down again and it’s so frustrating.

“You’ve got to appreciate that they are playing gung-ho football because they need to win. They are just chucking lads forward and played gung-ho football for half and hour and we’ve not dealt with it.

“We could’ve dealt with it easily with little bits of quality.”