BARROW boss David Dunn was left impressed by Colchester United’s attacking armoury after seeing his side play out a 1-1 draw with the U’s.

The Bluebirds found themselves trailing at half-time to the U’s, following midfielder Noah Chilvers’ superb long-range strike.

However, Mike Jones’ magnificent equaliser secured a point for the hosts, at the Progression Solicitors Stadium.

Dunn was full of praise for his players and their efforts - but admitted that Colchester’s attack posed them plenty of problems.

“I thought we were very good,” Dunn told Barrow iFollow.

“Out of possession we were excellent; we really pressed Colchester and, if we’re being honest, I don’t think we’ll come up against many better front lines than theirs.

“We created some really good chances when we were on top, we hit the post and I thought we looked a threat all afternoon.

“I think we made one mistake in the first half and we seem to be getting punished for every one at the minute but we were excellent, other than that.

“It was great to see that when we went behind, we had the strength of character to bounce back and get back in the game – we were unlucky not to go on and take all three points.

“It was a fantastic strike for our goal, I don’t think you’ll see too many better than that.”

Barrow are still looking for their first win since winning promotion from the National League, last season.

However, Dunn is confident they can turn their draws into wins - and that their first victory is just around the corner.

“They’re a hungry group of players and we’re going to get better as the season goes on,” said Dunn.

“Let’s be honest we’ve got about 13 or 14 players who have never played football together before.

“We’ve been together about eight weeks now so naturally it takes time. People are getting to know each other, they get better every single day on the training ground.

“We want to improve football players here that’s our aim.

“But the most important thing is that we want to win football matches. We seem to be getting punished for every single little mistake we make.

“If we get the performances in then the draws will turn into wins and I firmly believe that.

“We’ve missed players. We’ve still got three or four out. They aren’t going to be squad players either. I said to them before the game that the lads have got the shirt now and we have to keep that competitiveness.

“They’ve got the shirt and its up to them to lose it.”