Dec 7 2009 By Tim Edwards
ANOTHER late goal ensured Hayes & Yeading United their second successive 1-1 draw and extended their unbeaten Blue Square Premier run to seven games.
Esmond James capped a man-of-the-match display with an 81st minute equaliser after Barrow substitute Jason Walker had fired the hosts ahead early in the second half.
Hayes, who were lacklustre in the midweek draw with Eastbourne Borough at Church Road, were boosted by the return of Danny Allen-Page to the starting XI and the defender was quick to block Mark Boyd's goal-bound strike.
Walker fired Barrow ahead after taking Simon Spender's long throw in his stride before the hosts spurned several chances to extend the lead.
Matt Ruby almost diverted Walker's cross into his own net before Simon Overland thwarted Marc Goodfellow with a fingertip save.
Hayes substitutes Dale Binns and Scott Fitzgerald combined for the latter to fire straight at Stuart Tomlinson but it was United's other replacement, Craig Watkins, who had a say in the equaliser. He beat the offside trap and raced away before cutting the ball back to Adam Green. The right-back crossed for James to prod the ball past Tomlinson from six yards.
Steve Basham, the on-loan Luton striker who scored a stoppage time penalty against Eastbourne, almost won the game for Hayes but his last-gasp header crashed against the bar.