BARROW Raiders outside back Shane Toal says Sunday’s Betfred Championship trip to Halifax Panthers has the potential to be an exciting spectacle. 

Beaten by a strong Featherstone Rovers outfit on Good Friday, Paul Crarey’s side will be keen to recover quickly, against a side three places and three points below them in the league table. 

The Raiders’ recent defeat to the league leaders was the first setback on their travels in 2022, with impressive away wins already secured at Widnes Vikings and more recently Bradford Bulls.

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Ahead of Sunday’s trip to the Shay, Toal insists his side know they have the quality to hurt teams, both at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium and away from home.

“Halifax will be a really tough game. We know they’re really good at home, but there’s nothing to say that we can’t go there and win based on our recent form as well,” he said.

“They’ve just beaten Bradford, so confidence will be high. However, we’ll be looking to bounce back from Friday’s game against Featherstone, so it has all the makings to be a really good contest. 

“It could be a good indicator of where we are as a squad at the moment, and hopefully we’ll get a win again straight away. 

“It’s just about keeping that away form going and getting back to winning ways.”

On a personal note, Toal has enjoyed a productive start to the new season, having scored five tries in eight matches, equalling his tally for last season in half the number of games.