Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt was delighted with the performance of striker Jack Hindle after he scored twice in the Bluebirds’ Lancashire Senior Cup tie against Oldham Athletic.

It’s been a tough start to Hindle’s second season at Holker Street, after he finished as top scorer with 12 goals in his maiden campaign after signing from Colwyn Bay.

The 25-year-old has yet to start for AFC in the National League this season, with Evatt stating that he just hasn’t looked the same player out on the pitch or on the training ground.

But Hindle showed signs of getting back to his old self against Oldham, scoring an early opener before his penalty started a late comeback from 3-1 down to 3-3 that preceded Barrow winning 12-11 after a shoot-out.

Evatt said: “I thought Jack Hindle was fantastic and that was what I really wanted to see from Jack.

“It looked like he was back to himself from last year. He’s not been at the races so far this season, but that was magnificent and I’m really pleased for him.”

On what was a roller-coaster of a first round tie, Evatt added: “It was a great game, I was really pleased. They had a lot of first team players and some players who have played at a very high level as well, so it was a good test for our lads.

“I thought some of them were excellent and their attitude and application was fantastic.”