Tony Gray's injury-time penalty secured Blue Square Bet Premier play-off chasers Southport a point at Barrow.

The hosts went ahead through Joseph Jackson's bullet header from Jack Mackreth's cross.

Southport levelled as Chris Lever's pass was emphatically finished by Darren Stephenson.

Jackson hit the post before substitute Richie Baker put Barrow ahead but Gray levelled from the spot after Andy Nicholas brought down Shaun Whalley.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Barrow manager Dave Bayliss told BBC Radio Cumbria:

Bayliss blasts penalty decision

"We showed urgency, good commitment and are just absolutely devastated by a horrendously bad decision.

"That's the way it's going and we've got to keep working hard and hopefully we'll get a terrible referee who will give us some decisions soon.

"It's never in a million year a penalty. I spoke to Liam Watson when we went off the pitch then and he's relieved. He was laughing, not in a bad way, but he couldn't believe the referee has give it."

Lineup, Bookings (9) & Substitutions (4)

Barrow

  • 01 Hurst
  • 04 Nicholas Booked
  • 22 Hone Booked
  • 03 Skelton
  • 07 Rutherford Booked
  • 12 Owen
  • 15 Smith
  • 16 Mackreth
  • 24 Harvey Booked
  • 11 Boyes (Baker - 35' )
  • 17 Jackson

Substitutes

  • 31 Cudworth
  • 14 Edwards
  • 19 Lomax
  • 20 Moyo
  • 08 Baker

Southport

  • 01 McMillan Booked
  • 03 Lever
  • 04 Akrigg Booked (Davis - 46' )
  • 06 Grand Booked
  • 14 Smith Booked
  • 07 Whalley Booked
  • 08 Moogan
  • 17 Ledsham
  • 21 O'Keefe (Ellison - 81' )
  • 10 Gray
  • 24 Stephenson (Benjamin - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Nemes
  • 05 Davis
  • 20 Benjamin
  • 09 Ellison
  • 27 Farran
Ref: Jez Simpson
Att: 918

Match Stats

Shots

12 6

On target

8 5

Corners

3 3

Fouls

8 23

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:51 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +4:49 Booking

Booking Tony McMillan receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +4:49 Booking

Booking Paul Rutherford goes into the book.

90:00 +3:35

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker from the right by-line.

90:00 +2:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Tony Gray - Barrow 2 - 2 Southport Tony Gray scores a placed penalty. Barrow 2-2 Southport.

90:00 +1:33 Booking

Booking Booking for Andy Nicholas.

90:00 +1:14

Andy Nicholas gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Shaun Whalley.

89:45

Jack Mackreth restarts play with the free kick.

89:45 Booking

Booking Simon Grand is shown a yellow card for dissent.

89:31

Unfair challenge on Jack Mackreth by Simon Grand results in a free kick.

88:44

Jack Mackreth takes a short corner.

88:19

Simon Grand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joseph Jackson. Direct free kick taken by Richie Baker.

87:43

James Ellison is caught offside. Danny Hurst takes the indirect free kick.

83:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Whalley on Jack Mackreth. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

83:32

The referee blows for offside against Shaun Whalley. Direct free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

82:27

Danny Hone fouled by Earl Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

81:42 Booking

Booking Danny Hone goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

80:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Hone on Shaun Whalley. Free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

80:57 Substitution

Substitution James Ellison comes on in place of Josh O'Keefe.

80:35

Jack Mackreth takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Lever.

80:11

Richie Baker takes a shot. Tony McMillan makes a save.

76:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Baker on Shaun Whalley. Shaun Whalley crosses the ball in from the free kick, Danny Hone makes a clearance.

75:38

Earl Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Joseph Jackson. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Skelton.

74:26

Russell Benjamin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joseph Jackson. Gavin Skelton restarts play with the free kick.

72:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joseph Jackson by Simon Grand. Paul Smith crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save made by Tony McMillan.

70:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Richie Baker - Barrow 2 - 1 Southport Richie Baker finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Barrow 2-1 Southport.

70:16

Effort from inside the penalty area by Joseph Jackson hits the post.

69:19

Unfair challenge on James Owen by Alan Moogan results in a free kick. Paul Smith delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

69:03

Simon Grand takes a shot. Save by Danny Hurst.

68:14

Alan Moogan fouled by Richie Baker, the ref awards a free kick. Shaun Whalley crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Danny Hone.

67:38

Shaun Whalley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Hone. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

65:33

Shot comes in from Paul Smith from the free kick, blocked by Alan Moogan.

65:33 Booking

Booking Shaun Whalley is booked.

65:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Mackreth by Shaun Whalley.

63:19

Richie Baker has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Tony McMillan.

63:19 Booking

Booking James Smith goes into the referee's book.

63:07

Foul by James Smith on Alex-Ray Harvey, free kick awarded.

62:24

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Gavin Skelton.

62:09

Russell Benjamin takes a shot. Save made by Danny Hurst.

61:31 Substitution

Substitution Russell Benjamin comes on in place of Darren Stephenson.

57:29

Alex-Ray Harvey takes a shot. Blocked by Earl Davis.

54:32

Effort from the edge of the area by Paul Rutherford goes wide of the left-hand post.

53:32

Unfair challenge on Josh O'Keefe by Paul Rutherford results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Alan Moogan, clearance by Andy Nicholas.

52:24

Karl Ledsham produces a cross, save by Danny Hurst.

50:50

Tony Gray concedes a free kick for a foul on James Owen. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.

49:31

Jack Mackreth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh O'Keefe. Alan Moogan takes the free kick.

48:29

Karl Ledsham is caught offside. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

47:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Earl Davis on Andy Nicholas. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

46:30

Karl Ledsham takes a shot. James Owen gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line, Darren Stephenson takes a shot.

45:27 Substitution

Substitution Earl Davis joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steve Akrigg.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:27

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Karl Ledsham, Andy Nicholas manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:27 Booking

Booking Alex-Ray Harvey is booked.

45:00 +0:50

Alex-Ray Harvey challenges Josh O'Keefe unfairly and gives away a free kick.

41:20

The official flags Richie Baker offside. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

37:23

Handball decision goes against Joseph Jackson. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

36:01

Paul Smith fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Tony Gray gets a block in.

36:01 Booking

Booking Booking for Steve Akrigg.

35:47

Unfair challenge on Alex-Ray Harvey by Steve Akrigg results in a free kick.

33:48

A cross is delivered by Paul Rutherford, save by Tony McMillan.

33:48 Substitution

Substitution Adam Boyes leaves the field to be replaced by Richie Baker.

33:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joseph Jackson by Steve Akrigg.

32:43

Chris Lever provided the assist for the goal.

32:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Darren Stephenson - Barrow 1 - 1 Southport Darren Stephenson gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barrow 1-1 Southport.

31:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Whalley on Gavin Skelton. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

29:40

Inswinging corner taken by Karl Ledsham, Andy Nicholas manages to make a clearance.

29:11

Tony Gray takes a shot. Danny Hurst makes a save.

26:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Stephenson on Danny Hone. Danny Hurst takes the direct free kick.

24:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Stephenson on James Owen. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.

24:25

Jack Mackreth is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

21:36

Joseph Jackson is penalised for a handball. Alan Moogan takes the free kick.

20:07

Josh O'Keefe challenges Joseph Jackson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Smith fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

18:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joseph Jackson by Steve Akrigg. Free kick taken by Gavin Skelton.

16:25

Corner from right by-line taken by Paul Rutherford.

14:02

Jack Mackreth has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

13:26

Centre by Shaun Whalley, save by Danny Hurst.

12:06

Unfair challenge on Alex-Ray Harvey by Josh O'Keefe results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

8:38

Adam Boyes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

6:15

Assist by Jack Mackreth.

6:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Joseph Jackson - Barrow 1 - 0 Southport Joseph Jackson grabs a headed goal from inside the box. Barrow 1-0 Southport.

5:34

Shaun Whalley produces a cross, clearance by Andy Nicholas.

4:47

Tony Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Hone. Danny Hurst takes the direct free kick.

3:56

Danny Hone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Gray. Direct free kick taken by Steve Akrigg.

1:57

Paul Rutherford fouled by Karl Ledsham, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Hurst takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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