Barrow crashed out of the 1895 cup going down to a strong and powerful Rovers side at Craven Park.

It was always going to be a hard task with Barrow going into the game minus Carl Forster, Jake Carter, Shane Toal Gary Wheeler, and Danny Langtree.

Back after a lengthy lay off was Dan Toal and he managed to cross for the home sides loan try on 49 minutes.

However, the game was out of Barrows reach at that time.

The game was barely six minutes old when Rovers took the lead with standoff Morgan Smith dummying his way over from close range for Craig Hall to convert 0-6.

Barrow came back strong going close through Josh Wood and Ellis Gillam only to gift Rovers a second try.

Jarrad Stack trying to get the ball to Tee Ritson in his own 20-yard area saw his intended pass go into the arms of Carl Hall who raced over, the same player failed to convert. 0-10.

But it could so easily have been 6-6 as Ritson would have had a clear run to the Rovers line.

Toal did go close when he chased a Ryan Johnston kick only for a defender to get to the ball first.

Two successive penalties put Barrow on the back foot to which Rovers extended their lead. Swift play across field saw Luke Briscoe sweep in at the corner for Hall to convert 0-16.

And when John Davies burst through the middle and was into his stride, Sam Eshe brought him down. as half time approached.

Three minutes into the second period, another sweeping attack saw Davies over the line for Hall to convert 0-22.

Barrow battled away with good a good run from Ryan Shaw taking play deep, he fed Brett Carter and going close was Anton Iaria but he was halted inches short of the line.

Loan player Sam Eshe was having a strong game in attack and defence and along with Ritson went close.

Then joy for the home fans as Sammut sent Dan Toal crashing over, Sammut adding the goal 6-22.

However, despite their efforts the home side conceded a further 24 points. Former international Brett Ferres went in by the posts soon followed by Mark Kheirallah plus two conversions from Hall, 6-34.

Ryan Jacks and a second from Briscoe rounded off the scoring with Hall converting both.

Barrow move on and entertain Cumbrian neighbours Workington next Sunday.

Barrow: Creswell, Ritson, Stack, Shaw B Carter, Sammut, Johnston, Brooks, Wood, Gillam, Hopkins, Morrow, Crellin.

Subs used: Mossop, D Toal, Iaria, Eshe Mail.

Man of the Match was Sam Eshe.

The attendance was 1,804.

The end score was Barrow 6, and Featherstone Rovers 46.