PAUL Crarey believes Barrow Raiders' good work against Leigh Centurions was cancelled out by some of the penalties they gave away in yesterday's 46-30 defeat.

The Raiders looked scintillating with the ball in hand at times, with Dan Toal and Tee Ritson's tries from breaks, and Deon Cross' 90-metre run from an interception being the highlights.

But while head coach Crarey was hugely encouraged by those moments, he was frustrated to see the team give away 16 penalties, with several of those being for dissent.

"That's frustration with where we are in the league and we took it upon ourselves," said Crarey.

"I spoke to them for a while after the game about what we're doing well and how we can push forward as a group.

"Not many teams will come to Leigh and score 30 points – or in the manner they were scored as well, which I thought was outstanding.

"We've got to build on that, but when you give away 16 penalties it knocks your 80 per cent completion rate out of the window."

Barrow now have a weekend off to prepare for a busy Easter period which features games against Toronto Wolfpack and Bradford Bulls.

But despite one or two areas for improvement, Crarey was encouraged by what he saw.

"I though we were outstanding in the second half for a spell and we looked class, but little things we are doing are killing us," said Crarey.

"We jumped the line a couple of times on the left edge, but we've got players who haven't played for a while, and they're thrown into a big game likes this away to Leigh and it becomes difficult when they're throwing numbers at you.

"But all in all, I thought we were outstanding."