Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt couldn't be more pleased for striker Dior Angus, after he finally broke his duck for the season in last Saturday's 2-1 victory at Bromley.

Angus, who made his loan move from Port Vale permanent during the summer, flew through pre-season and looked set to really hit the ground running when the campaign proper got under way in August.

However, it didn't go according to plan for the 25-year-old in front of goal, with chances either being blocked by goalkeepers or slipping frustratingly wide of, rather than inside, the post.

Overall, his performances had impressed his manager, however, and it was clear from Angus' reaction, as well as those of his teammates, how much it meant to see his efforts get some reward at last.

Evatt said: "It was his first goal of the season and Quigs [Scott Quigley] nicked the other one, but in the last two weeks I think he has been absolutely magnificent and he's set the tone for the team.

"Just because he doesn't score doesn't mean his work ethic and the way he stretches the opposition doesn't create space for our midfield players and help the team.

"I'm really pleased for him and I'm proud of him because his attitude has been fantastic. He's not been beating himself up, he's stayed positive and he deserved that goal and the lads are really proud and really delighted that he's managed to do it."

With Angus off the mark, the Bluebirds' goal threat will hopefully be that bit greater for tonight's visit of Boreham Wood as they look to extend their record National League winning run to seven games.

It's a gruelling midweek trip up from Hertfordshire for the Wood, but Evatt said: "It's tough for both teams. I think Luke Garrard is a fantastic young manager, he gets them fired up, they've got a goalscorer and it's going to be a really difficult game.

"We have to go into that and make sure that we're still at the races, still putting in that intensity and work ethic into pressing teams, but also keep that calmness in keeping the ball the way we're doing and hopefully we'll get the right result.

"Nothing gets given out in September or October. We're doing well at the moment, but we've got to make hay while the sun shines."