Muldoon strike helps Harrogate sink Barrow

In-form Harrogate striker Jack Muldoon struck the only goal of the online game as Barrow failed to lift lacking boss David Dunn’s spirits subsequent his positive Covid-19 test.

Dunn, who had remote all week with telltale signs and symptoms, received the results of his check on Friday night.

And Muldoon’s fourth goal from the season piled on the misery for that former Blackburn midfielder by protecting 1-0 home win in this conference between the two teams promoted towards the Football League last term.

With Dunn’s assistant Take advantage of Kelly also required to quarantine, skilled defender Sam Hird and advancement coach Craig Rutherford took cost of the Cumbrians, who are still awaiting their first league triumph from the campaign.

Harrogate, in the mean time, picked up their first League 2 home success on their return to Wetherby Road, with grass having at this point been laid to replace their synthetic surface.

After Yoan Zouma had blazed an early point-blank chance over for the visitors carrying out a Lewis Hardcastle corner, Harrogate proceeded to go ahead from their first shot from the game in the 22nd minute.

A searching forward basketball by home centre-back Will Jones caught Barrow napping defensively because Muldoon burst through the right funnel.

He then finished with confidence to beat Joel Dixon within his near post from fifteen yards.

With Barrow having only netted once within their last five contests on the road, it had been Harrogate who continued to look the larger goal threat after the break.

Dixon was called onto make smart saves to refuse Lloyd Kerry and Muldoon.

But Barrow substitute Dior Angus missed the Bluebirds’ greatest chance to snatch a point at the loss of life, firing into the side-netting when the golf ball dropped to him five back yards from goal.

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