Manager Ian Evatt believes Barrow AFC are now demonstrating that they are a better team than last season after their resounding 3-0 victory against Solihull Moors last Saturday.

Sweeping aside one of the pre-season favourites for promotion from the National League brought up the Bluebirds second win in a row while the it also equalled the biggest victory of Evatt's time in charge.

This time, there were none of the dips during games that had hampered them during the first month of the season and at both ends the improvement was clear as AFC were clinical in attack while their defence offered Solihull no clear chances.

Evatt said: "We probably only hit second or third gear and we still won the game comfortably.

"This team has got a lot of ability and a lot of talent and we've improved from last year. People might say differently, but I'm telling you we are a better team than we were last year.

"We've got off to a slow start, but that hasn't been through performances, that has been through our own individual errors. That will eventually stop and we will progress and hopefully we can build on it.

We've had two excellent results and hopefully we've got two away games to come [at Ebbsfleet and Chorley] where we can go and give the same performance level. Confidence will be higher and we can go down there and get a win."

Barrow will go into those two away games with a clean bill of health, although they will be without midfielder Jason Taylor through suspension at Ebbsfleet after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Solihull, with Lewis Hardcastle or Mark Waddington just two of the players Evatt could bring in.

Evatt said: "Everyone is fit, well and healthy and I have to say it's difficult for me to pick a team from all our players at the moment, but long may it continue.

"It's great to have options and those choices."