Barrow 1-1 Tranmere: Michael Jolley records first point as Bluebirds boss

Tuesday 29 December 2020 22:17, UK

Battling 10-man Barrow held on for a 1-1 draw against Tranmere in Michael Jolley’s first game in charge of the club.

Former Everton striker James Vaughan opened the scoring before Scott Quigley equalised from a second-half penalty.

The hosts had to play the last 22 minutes with 10 men after Harrison Biggins was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Rovers missed the chance to go within a point of the League Two play-off places, with Barrow ending the year three points off the relegation zone.

Quigley was twice denied by Tranmere goalkeeper Scott Davies in an entertaining first half.

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Bluebirds keeper Joel Dixon produced a superb save to tip Vaughan’s close-range effort over the bar.

But he was helpless as Vaughan headed home his 13th goal of the season off a post in the 23rd minute.

Quigley won the hosts a penalty when he was felled by Sid Nelson before converting his fourth goal in as many games in the 65th minute.

Biggins was given a second booking for an off-the-ball incident with Vaughan three minutes later.

Both keepers made good late reaction saves as Dixon denied Clarke and Davies kept out Lewis Hardcastle.

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