Barrow Raiders secured a fine victory away at high-flying York City Knights in the Betfred Championship, winning 24-16 at the LNER Community Stadium.
The Knights had lost just three times all season in the league, but the Raiders produced a fine display to pick up a hard-fought two points against James Ford’s side.
After Jarrod Sammut and Joe Brown exchanged first half tries, Ryan Shaw’s flying finish in the corner saw the Raiders go 12-6 ahead after 22 minutes.
The scoreline stayed that way until the 56th minute when Shaw added his second of the match with a jinking finish from out wide, racking up his 100th career try in the process.
Pauli Pauli and James Glover reduced the deficit to 18-16 with less than 10 minutes to go, but Sammut’s second of the game – a trademark solo effort and customary celebration – ensured Paul Crarey’s side would return to Cumbria with two competition points.
YORK CITY KNIGHTS 16
Tries: Joe Brown, Pauli Pauli, James Glover
Goals: Jamie Ellis, Liam Harris
BARROW RAIDERS 24
Tries: Jarrod Sammut 2, Ryan Shaw 2
Goals: Ryan Shaw 4
Paul Crarey reaction
Raiders boss Paul Crarey gave his thoughts on Sunday’s impressive victory.
What a win on the road! Thank you to everyone who got behind us this afternoon.
We spoke to Paul Crarey after the hooter.
— Barrow Raiders (@BarrowRaiders) July 3, 2022
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