A superb away following of just under 400 saw the hosts go in front on the half hour when the hapless Paul Lorraine put through his own net following a Nelthorpe cross. Nelthorpe took the corner which led to Barrow's second goal, scored by Walker with the Dons defence found wanting.
It was Elliott Godfrey who got the Dons back on track, in the right place at the right time to capitalise on a goalkeeping slip by Stuart Tomlinson, netting after the Barrow keeper fumbled. Unfortunately for Godfrey he was later sacrificed to make way for Wellard as Brown looked to offer something different and possibly take all three points.
The redoubtable Jon Main headed the equaliser from a Hatton corner to just about preserve tenth place in the Blue Square Premier for the Dons, with a tricky couple of fixtures approaching against improving York and Kidderminster.
Truthfully, Barrow could and possible should have won this match, with the best of the later chances falling their way, but when they went into cruise control in the second half, the Dons picked up the pace and showed some urgency.