Barrow Raiders beat Sheffield Eagles in Championship opener

Barrow Raiders marked their return to the Betfred Championship with a hard-fought 22-10 victory over Sheffield Eagles.

In front of almost 2,000 fans at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium, the Raiders opened up an 18-10 half-time lead and produced a stern defensive display in the second half, keeping the visitors scoreless and extending their advantage thanks to two penalty goals from Ryan Shaw.

Ellis Gillam, Tee Ritson and Hakim Miloudi scored for the hosts, with Ben Jones-Bishop and Anthony Thackeray scoring in response.

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Paul Crarey’s side are in action again next Sunday as they visit Cumbrian rivals Whitehaven. Away travel for the game is available here.


Tries: Ellis Gillam, Tee Ritson, Hakim Miloudi.

Goals: Ryan Shaw (4)


Tries: Ben Jones-Bishop, Anthony Thackeray.

Goal: Izaac Farrell

HT: 18-10
Attendance: 1,927


Watch the thoughts of Head coach Paul Crarey following the Raiders’ opening-weekend victory.


Thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting Sunday’s game.

Match Sponsors Matt Johnson Prestige selected Danny Langtree as their Man of the Match.

Match Ball Sponsors: Marsh Plant Hire 

Champagne Moment Sponsors Emlyn Street Tyre Services selected Hakim Miloudi’s chip through and collection as their moment of Raiders magic.

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