Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt is pleased for goalkeeper Joel Dixon after his penalty-saving heroics earned his team all three points at Aldershot Town last weekend.

Dixon prevented the Bluebirds from throwing away yet more points from a winning position away from home when he repelled Connor Shields' penalty in the fourth minute of stoppage time of the 2-1 win at the Recreation Ground.

The 26-year-old had endured a couple of rough moments in AFC's previous two away games, as he allowed Mike Fondop's header to squirm between his hands for Chesterfield's equalising goal before giving away a penalty at Woking the following week.

But he was back to showing why he is Evatt's No.1 at Aldershot, with his gaffer saying: "He deserved that. He's a very good 'keeper at this level.

"It wasn't just the penalty save because whenever balls were coming into our box he was commanding and he was aggressive.

"He was proactive, rather than reactive, when he was coming out to claim crosses, which is what we need when we're keeping a high line with our back three/four, so I was very pleased for him because he deserved that."

Evatt is now hoping the Bluebirds' first away win of the season can spark an improved run of form that will allow them to rise from their current position of 19th in the National League and put their stuttering start to the campaign behind them.

"We're a very good team and I think that we're in a false position," Evatt said. "You ask all the opposition managers who have played against us and I think a few have been counting their lucky stars this season.

"The improvement is coming, I think we're dominating games with our possession and our movement is exceptional at times. We just probably need to manage the last 20 minutes of games better."