Barrow Raiders saw off a sustained challenge from Newcastle Thunder to come out victorious in their second pre-season friendly of 2022.

Trailing 22-12 shortly after the half-time break, head coach Paul Crarey will be pleased with the Raiders’ tenacity and fitness as a devastating final half-hour saw 22 unanswered points scored at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium.

Ellis Gillam, Hakim Miloudi, Danny Langtree, Ryan Shaw (2) and Ryan Johnston all crossed, with Shaw adding a further 10 points with the boot.

Thunder responded with tries from Sam Hallas, Craig Mullen, Isaac Nokes and Jack Johnson.

BARROW RAIDERS

Tries: Ellis Gillam, Hakim Miloudi, Danny Langtree, Ryan Shaw (2), Ryan Johnston

Goals: Ryan Shaw 5

NEWCASTLE THUNDER

Tries: Sam Hallas, Craig Mullen, Isaac Nokes, Jack Johnson,

Goals: Jake Shorrocks 3

HT: 12- 16

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