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. 


Tries: Josh Wood, Jarrad Stack, Jarrod Sammut

Goals: Jarrod Sammut 3


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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