Garry Haylock was left frustrated and relieved at Hayes & Yeading United's 1-1 draw with a stubborn Barrow outfit at Church Road on Saturday.
The hosts recovered from a slow start to take the lead through Ram Marwa before Phil Bolland's header earned the Bluebirds a deserved point in an even game of few clear cut chances.
However, Haylock bemoaned his side's profligacy in front of goal and thinks his side could have been staring at defeat had Barrow rectified the very same problem.
“They are well organised, disciplined and a difficult team to play against with the way they play and the way they are set up," said the United boss.
"A better or more creative team would have punished us but we have got away with it. It was a poor goal to concede and it is two points dropped.
“I do not think we played very well and in the second half we lacked a bit of zip. “We had a spell in the second half where we improved and put plenty of crosses into the box, but we are lacking a centre forward."