Barrow 1-1 Tamworth

Adam Boyes rescued a point for Barrow against Tamworth on the first Saturday of the Blue Square Bet Premier season.

Veteran striker Iyseden Christie gave Tamworth the lead with a drilled penalty after a handball from Bluebirds defender Adam Quinn.

The hosts levelled when Boyes got on the end of Louis Almond's left-wing cross and converted from 12 yards out.

There were few chances to win the game as both sides seemed to settle for a point at Holker Street.

LINE-UPS

Barrow: Hurst, Lomax, Bolland, Quinn, Skelton, Baker (Sheridan 26), Hulbert (Cook 62), Ferrell, Rutherford (Mackreth 84), Boyes, Almond. Subs Not Used: Shaun Pearson, Mike Pearson.

Booked: Bolland.

Goals: Boyes 69.

Tamworth: Hedge, Tait, Green, Kanyuka, Barrow, Cain, Thomas, McDonald (Bradley 81), Jay Smith, Iyseden Christie (Staimee 75), Patterson (Shariff 75). Subs Not Used: Liam Francis, Mills.

Booked: Patterson, Jay Smith, Kanyuka.

Goals: Iyseden Christie 31 pen.

Att: 1,371.

Ref: Peter Banks (Merseyside).