Stanley boss John Coleman hailed his side's "belief" following their 1-1 draw at Barrow.

The hosts had gone ahead through Ben Whitfield early in the second half but Joe Pritchard hit back to secure a point.

“The game was there to be won," said Coleman. “We were good in the first half against a very strong wind and driving rain.

“Barrow came out for the second half and scored a cracking goal. which sometimes you have just got to clap them.

“But we regained our composure, got back on top and limited them to spasmodic attacks.

“I have got to take my hat off to this side. The character in them, the willingness to run, to work, to challenge, to block.

“I am disappointed we got so many bookings but it showed the intensity we wanted to play. There is a belief in this side and you can’t help but warm to them.”

On Pritchard’s equaliser and later substitution due to injury, the Reds chief added: “It was a fantastic goal and we know Joe has the composure to finish like that.

“We need Joe fit between now and the end of the season because he delivers that moment of brilliance.”