RAIDERS have come away with a narrow win and two points after a hard fought game in West Yorkshire.

The rugby league side welcomed back Jarrod Sammut from international duty after he missed last week’s clash with Workington Town.

And the Maltese international produced the goods against Dewsbury Rams with a try and two conversions.

Raiders quickly took the lead, despite having been sent down to 12 men just three minutes in, when Jarrod Sammut opened the scoring just inside ten minutes.

He went on to convert the try to give Raiders a clean six points.

And it wasn’t long before the lead was extended again, after an unconverted Jarrad Stack try had them ten points to the good.

Rams centre Adam Ryder wasn’t letting the game go, however, when he burst through Barrow’s defence 30 metres out and touched down.

A Paul Sykes conversion saw them within catching distance of Barrow.

Luke Cresswell capped a busy half for Raiders when he dummied his man and went in at the left corner, again converted by Jarrod Sammut.

Dewsbury came out in the second half flying when Jordan Schofield scored and Sykes converted to bring the scores to 12-16 at just 43 minutes.

Ryder got his second of the afternoon at minute 57, when he slipped through the Raiders defence from 40 metres and Sykes again converted to give the hosts a two point lead.

But never to be outdone, Stack got his second of the afternoon with just over ten minutes to go to make the final score Dewsbury Rams 18 – 20 Barrow Raiders.

It means two wins on the trot after the victory over fellow Cumbrians Workington Town last week.

Head Coach Paul Crarey will be delighted after winning what he called “a target game for them and a target game for us.”

It leaves Raiders in sixth place, three points clear of Bradford Bulls and level with Batley Bulldogs, who  still have a game in hand.

And luckless Workington Town, yet to score a point in the Championship, will be thanking their coastal companions as Dewsbury sit within catching distance on just four points.