Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt believes his side stood up to the tricky conditions well during their 3-1 victory over Boreham Wood at a windy Holker Street on Tuesday night.

The Bluebirds looked set to blow the Wood away after racing into a 2-0 lead after 18 minutes and having further chances to score in that time, but the contest became much more of a scrap from that point.

The hosts had to play in the face of a 40mph-plus wind in the second half, but they managed to calm things down after bringing substitute Lewis Hardcastle into midfield and eventually made sure of the result when Scott Quigley banged in his second of the game.

For just the third time in their history, AFC have recorded seven straight league wins, are now up to fourth in the National League table and have the chance to equal the club's record winning run when they welcome Dover Athletic on Saturday.

Evatt said: "I don't even think we played that well, to be honest. I thought in the first 20 minutes we were outstanding and we blew them away and we probably should have put the game to bed.

"But then we got sloppy in the last 25 minutes of the first half, conceded off a set-piece and we didn't really go through our passing patterns.

"It was difficult in the conditions, granted, but in the second half I thought they really stood up to the conditions, defended admirably - Joel Dixon probably only had one save to make, but it was a great save - and then we started to pass the ball and move them around.

"We have those patterns when we're calm and cool in possession where we cut teams to shreds and we score goals, we create opportunities and we've got a couple of goalscorers at the minute who are on fire."

While John Rooney didn't add to his tally against Boreham Wood, Scott Quigley took his personal run to 11 goals in 12 games to make himself the top scorer across the top five divisions of English football.

"I gave him a target of 30, so he's on his way," Evatt said, "but when you give people three-year contracts, the pressure is on not just the manager, but for the player as well and he's stood up to that pressure and taken it on his shoulders.

"He looks a real threat in the box and he's taking his chances ever so well and that's what we wanted.

"We wanted a big number nine to score goals and he's given us that, but it's not just that, it's his work ethic as well, the way he hassles and harries defenders, gets hold of the ball and allows us to bring other people into play."