THIS Nationwide Conference North game really was a tale of two halves, which the Cumbrians managed to steal on the back of their first 45 minutes showing.
Early on Barrow looked a lively and it came as little surprise when they took the lead on 16 minutes with a neat flowing move involving Tarrant and Anthony, ending with Ridley applying the final touch.
Vauxhall's responded first through McGivern but then Kumiskey in space, wasted a great opportunity, curling his shot into the side netting.
Trouble erupted when McGivern was floored by Smith but the referee dismissed both players.
Home keeper Dittmer made two smart saves to deny Tarrant and Knight while home defender McNulty headed just over.
On the resumption, however, it was virtually oneway traffic as Motors pushed Barrow further on to the back foot.
Lawton headed over before Brazier fired wide. Addo then struck a fierce shot into the side netting and as the pressure on the visitors' defence increased,, Garrity tested Bishop right at the death, but the same keeper made a spectacular full-length save to deny McDermott to earn his side all three points.
VAUXHALL: Dittmer, Woodyatt, McDermott, McNutt (Garrity 53), McNulty, Brazier, Addo (Duffy 89), Lawton, McGivern, Moogan (Szmid 87), Kumiskey.