A proud Barrow Raiders boss said he was ‘delighted’ by the performance after they ‘blew away’ Workington Town at the weekend.

But Paul Crarey hopes that their Cumbrian rivals can escape their woes and stay in the division after a difficult season.

The ten-try demolition came as four different players grabbed a double in the Raiders’ 58-0 victory, while captain Jarrad Stack and the returning Hakim Miloudi also got in on the act.

Crarey said: “It was comfortable – I thought it was a very good performance from minute one.

“I knew they would come hard there was a lot of emotion in their play after they said they were up for the game last weekend.

“But the game is not played on emotion it is played on smarts, and we did a review and spotted some areas – the winger and centre being tight and leaving space – and managed to get them."

Sunday’s impressive victory leaves the Raiders sixth in the table ahead of the international break with Crarey’s side not back in action until they welcome Halifax Panthers to the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium on June 27.

Crarey continued: “Once we got into the swing of it we were just outstanding. We blew them apart.

“I can't praise my players enough, they’ve had a tough run, there are no easy games, but we’ve put a side to the sword who were ready for us

“I do hope that Workington stay in the Championship but today we had to come and do a number on them and we did that.”

Crarey said that the fans ‘did them proud’ and he was very happy with both the number and behaviour of Sunday’s travelling support.

The players have been given a rest until Wednesday before they return to training to prepare for Halifax.