Barrow Raiders climbed up to 12th in the Betfred Championship table with a deserved 32-16 victory over local rivals Whitehaven at the Summer Bash.
Despite falling behind to an early Curtis Teare try, the Raiders responded in emphatic style as Shane Toal was on-hand to support Danny Langtree’s powerful surge forward and race over to score.
Luke Cresswell grabbed a second Raiders try of the afternoon midway through the first half after some fine footwork, and Jarrod Sammut then touched down shortly before half-time to make it 18-6 at the break.
Teare produced an acrobatic finish 10 minutes after the restart to reduce the deficit to eight, but Langtree put the game to bed with a typically no-nonsense finish from close range with 15 minutes to go, bringing up his 100th career try in the process.
Ryan Shaw stretched the lead to 26-10 from the kicking tee inside the final 10 minutes, and there was even time for Anton Iaria to score at his second successive Summer Bash with a diving finish under the posts.
Josh Rourke scored a late consolation for Haven, but it mattered little as the Raiders came away with the competition points.
Another tough test awaits Paul Crarey’s side in eight days, with a trip to league leaders Featherstone Rovers on the cards next Sunday.
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Tries: Teare 2, Rourke
Goals: Rourke 2
BARROW RAIDERS 32
Tries: Toal, Cresswell, Sammut, Langtree, Iaria
Goals: Shaw 6
Head coach Paul Crarey reacts to Saturday’s win at the Summer Bash.
Danny Langtree reaction
Powerful forward Danny Langtree reacts to scoring his 100th career try during last weekend’s fixture.