Barrow Raiders ended the regular season with a 20-30 victory over London Broncos at the Cherry Red Records Stadium in the Betfred Championship.
The Broncos went into this game with 6 points from their previous five fixtures under their belt and they would strike first with Alex Walker opening the scoring just 8 minutes in.
However, Barrow would fight back just almost instantaneously as a series of quick offloads by the goal line led to Anton Iaria going over for his sixth try of the season.
The Raiders pressed their advantage and 7 minutes later, following two try attempts from Stack and Cresswell which the home side successfully defended, Charlie Emslie broke the Bronco’s defensive line and crashed over for his first try of the season
A cagey affair, Ryan Shaw’s penalty conversion for a high tackle on the stroke of half-time added two more points to the tally, with the Raiders going into the break with a 14-6 advantage.
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It would be the Broncos who came firing out in the second 40 minute period with Ulberg and Gahan going over within the first 12 minutes of the second-half to put the hosts in front.
Nevertheless, in typical Raiders fashion which has encompassed their fantastic season, they would fight back, finding Tee Ritson who, following an interception from Hakim Miloudi, utilised his boundless pace from the halfway line to crash under the sticks and his try was subsequently converted by Shaw making it 20-16.
The game opened up for the Raiders which saw Shaw pounce on a loose ball for his seventh try of the season before Ritson pulled off a trademark try in the corner to give him his 100th career try.
The Broncos would hit back through Macani but it would be too late and the Raiders would hold out for all two points.
Following Leigh Centurions’ 64-6 victory over Batley Bulldogs, Barrow Raiders finished the regular season in fourth place, earning them a home play-off tie against Batley, with the date of the fixture being confirmed in due course.
LONDON BRONCOS 20
Tries: Paul Ulberg, Calum Gahan, Iliess Macani
Goals: Oliver Leyland
BARROW RAIDERS 30
Tries: Anton Iaria, Charlie Emslie, Tee Ritson 2, Ryan Shaw
Goals: Ryan Shaw 5
Paul Crarey reaction
Raiders head coach Paul Crarey shares his thoughts following Sunday’s victory.
Following another fantastic away day, we spoke to Paul Crarey, the head of our own crazy gang. pic.twitter.com/V1aGJpZxRo
— Barrow Raiders (@BarrowRaiders) September 12, 2022
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