VAUXHALL fell to a third consecutive home defeat last night.
After a polished opening by the Motormen, which failed to bring its just reward, the gloss started to fade when they were hit by a sucker punch 10 minutes before half-time.
And as time wore on the whole picture faded, with Barrow wrapping up the points with a deflected 90th minute winner.
From the first whistle Vauxhall looked purposeful, with Lawton firing in a decent shot from outside the box in an action-packed first minute which required a smart save by Barrow keeper Bishop.
The hosts felt they had strong claims for a penalty on 18 minutes when Darren Wright appeared to be fouled inside the area.
But then they were struck back on their heels on 35 minutes when a defensive lapse enabled Ridley to smash home from 25 yards from Forde's cross.
Shortly after, Barrow might have increased that lead but for Knight's shot coming off the Motor's crossbar.
After the break, Darren Wright tried his luck from a distance while, at the other end, Forde was unlucky to see his shot rebound off the far post.
As time moved on, Vauxhall upped the tempo and Lawton was only inches wide of the target.
Right at the death, Barrow netted a crucial second as Knight's free-kick took a wicked deflection off the Vauxhall wall, giving Tim Dittmer no chance.
Even after that, the hosts wasted a great opportunity when McDermott skied a penalty over the Barrow bar following a foul on McNulty.
Vauxhall: Dittmer, Woodyatt, Mc-Dermott, Glendenning, McNulty, Spellman (Duffy, 78), Nesbitt (A Wright, 66), Lawton, D Wright, Olsen and Griffiths (Noone, 55). Subs not used: Parry and O'Don-nell.