Monumental effort sees Raiders fall agonisingly short

Barrow and Leigh provided a thrilling Betfred Championship tie to mark the Queen’s Jubilee with the Centurions eventually taking the two points.

Adrian Lam’s side raced into a comfortable lead with Raiders pulling 4 points back on the stroke of half time to go in 4 – 18 down at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium.

Second placed Leigh controlled the first period but Barrow enjoyed the best of the second half.

The Raiders led with seven minutes remaining but Blake Ferguson raced the full length of the pitch for the winning try to break Raiders hearts as Leigh came out victorious 28 – 30.


Tries: Brett Carter, Luke Cresswell, Tee Ritson, Jarrod Sammut, Connor Saunders

Goals: Jarrod Sammut (4)


TRIES: Edwin Ipape (2), Blake Ferguson (2), James McDonnell

GOALS: Ben Reynolds (5)

HT: 4 – 18

ATT: 2,422

A huge thank you to all our sponsors.

Match Day Sponsors Andrew Spencer and his team at Apollon Security Services Ltd chose Connor Saunders as the Player of the Match on his outstanding debut for Raiders.

Acerbis Sport chose Connor Saunders for his break creating a fantastic try.

Our amazing commercial partners E J Parker Technical Services were Match Ball sponsors and Stuart Driscoll is pictured receiving a signed ball from Barrow Raiders’ chairman Steve Neale.