Barrow caretaker manager Rob Kelly felt his side "left two points out there" after their 2-2 draw with Carlisle United.

The Bluebirds boss was pleased with the way his team fought back to lead in the game, before Offrande Zanzala's penalty earned a point for United.

While Carlisle kept in touch in the play-off race, Barrow remain six points clear of the relegation zone.

Speaking to his club's iFollow after the game, Kelly said: “I think we’ve left two points out there.

“They’ve scored early on from a set-piece, which is something we work hard on and are normally very good at.

“It took about 15 minutes for the lads to get their senses back really but, once we got a foothold in the game, I thought we played really well and showed that character and resilience again.

"Scott Quigley's finish [for the equaliser] was really good, and he did great for the second, which Patrick Brough took excellently.

“I thought we looked threatening in the second half and could have nicked another one, but we just didn’t get that final pass right.

"They got the penalty and after that it was a case of going hammer and tongs, with both sides definitely going for the win, but we’ll shake hands on a draw."

Kelly felt it was a shame that the all-Cumbrian clash, which he felt had a derby "edge", had to be played behind closed doors because of the ongoing Covid-19 rules.

“It would have been fantastic if there had been a crowd in because football is about supporters and players," he added.

On Barrow's survival battle, he added: "It’s another point on the board and it keeps the scoreboard ticking over so we have to move on quickly now, and we will.

“We have to keep doing everything we can to make sure we have more games in the EFL like these on home soil so the fans can come and enjoy them because they’ve waited long enough for it."