Barrow Raiders tasted defeat on home soil on Monday night, losing 43-18 to Halifax Panthers in the Betfred Championship.

Having trailed 12-0 after the opening 18 minutes, Raiders hooker Josh Wood traded tries with Fax full-back James Woodburn-Hall before Jarrad Stack struck just before half-time to reduce the deficit to six. 

Brandon Moore stretched the visitors’ lead to make it 24-12 four minutes after the interval, before a coming-together between both sets of players saw Halifax’s Greg Worthington and Tendai Gwaze sent off, with Raiders centre Hakim Miloudi also shown a yellow card. 

Paul Crarey’s side could not make their numerical advantage count, however, with the visitors running in a further three tries through Louis Jouffret, Lachlan Walmsley and Matty Gee. 

Joe Keyes added a further two conversions, a penalty and drop-goal, with the Raiders’ sole response coming in the shape of a converted Jarrod Sammut try. 

Despite the result, Barrow remain sixth in the Betfred Championship league table, one point ahead of play-off chasing Bradford Bulls with 16 rounds played.

The Raiders return to action this Sunday away at York City Knights, who are currently third in the division. 

BARROW RAIDERS 18

Tries: Josh Wood, Jarrad Stack, Jarrod Sammut

Goals: Jarrod Sammut 3

HALIFAX PANTHERS 43

Tries: Ben Tibbs, Ben Kavanagh, James Woodburn-Hall, Brandon Moore, Louis Jouffret, Lachlan Walmsley, Matty Gee

Goals: Joe Keyes 7

Drop-goals: Joe Keyes

Paul Crarey reaction

Raiders head coach Paul Crarey spoke to Premier Sports post-match to discuss the result. 

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