PAUL Crarey is encouraged Barrow Raiders are moving in the right direction after seeing them run in five tries away to Leigh Centurions.

The scores from Jarrad Stack and Glenn Riley were from well-worked attacks, while Tee Ritson and Dan Toal both finished off from breaks and Deon Cross went 90-plus metres on an interception.

Despite it finishing 46-30 to the hosts, Barrow head coach Crarey saw it as further signs things are clicking for the new-look squad.

“It’s starting to come and we were late starters,” said Crarey. “The last team we had which survived in the Championship were together for three years, so it’s like starting again.

“Stuff we’re putting together now is probably better than last year in what we’re doing.

“We were going in 10-minute blocks to control the game, then there was a spell when they had a mountain of possession and it’s Leigh at home who are full of quality, so they’re going to put numbers on.

“We put 30 points on and it’s a measure of how far we’ve come offensively, but we’re putting so much pressure on ourselves defensively it’s going three sets, try; three sets, try.”

That pressure came partly from the Raiders getting on the wrong side of Super League referee Ben Thaler, conceding several penalties for dissent.

And Crarey knows his team cannot afford to take out their frustrations on the officials.

“Once we realise our job as professional rugby players is to be disciplined and have composure – and not give penalties away – we’ll be come a real threat the way we are going," said Crarey.