Report: Whitehaven 16-32 Barrow Raiders

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


Tries: Toal, Cresswell, Sammut, Langtree, Iaria

Goals: Shaw 6

Post-match reaction

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.

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