Barrow Raiders had no joy from a very difficult Easter period, but there were plenty of signs of encouragement.

There was good attacking flair against table toppers Toronto Wolfpack, but they were punished by defensive lapses and against Bradford Bulls, almost the reverse happened, where there was some good defence but an error-ridden attack.

I doubt whether the Championship will ever repeat two games over the Easter period in the future and will probably opt for just one fixture staggered between Good Friday and Easter Monday. That is a sensible way forward both for players and supporters.

The pre-season vision of mid-table consolidation is gradually evaporating and supporters, although remaining loyal to the cause, are concerned where the next win is coming from.

In order to sustain our Championship status, it’s quite simple; we have to beat Rochdale and Swinton and win more games than them.

We want to win all our remaining games but in reality, that isn’t going to happen. We probably need to win another six games at least which means that the obvious ‘target’ games are Rochdale, Batley, York, Bradford and Leigh at home, Swinton and Dewsbury away and Sheffield Eagles at the Blackpool bash.

I don’t fancy getting relegated this season especially with the introduction of trans - Atlantic new boys New York City and Ottawa and the possibility of competing against the likes of Whitehaven, Workington, Doncaster, Keighley and Newcastle.

I watched Featherstone’s game against Toronto on TV on Monday and Rovers were very impressive and should have won, only losing in the last five minutes.

There were two stand out performances for me with ex-Toronto star Jack Bussey and recently signed half-back star from Bradford Bulls Dane Chisholm.

Dane, 28, played for Melbourne Storm in the NRL when he was younger and was Bulls' top scorer last season and they have let him go on loan to Rovers for the rest of the season, which is surprising?

They are the leaders and will have to stopped tomorrow for Barrow to stand any chance of victory.

Finally, credit to the RFL for acting quickly on what had become the most talked about issues this season in rugby league: 'Gamesmanship.'

With immediate effect, players who now pass the ball from the ruck straight at an opposition player will be the ones penalised if clearly trying to win a penalty.

The RFL's head of match officials Steve Ganson said: "Certain teams or players were acting contrary to the spirit of the game, in a manner that has infuriated fellow professionals, broadcasters and, crucially, supporters."

Well done to the RFL, and less penalties at Craven Park.