The euphoria of Barrow Raiders' 54-10 thumping of fellow strugglers Rochdale Hornets yesterday was tempered by the news that hat-trick hero Stargroth Amean suffered a dislocated shoulder during the second half of it.

Papua New Guinea international Amean has been enjoying the greater involvement afforded from playing at centre lately and he ran riot in the first half, scoring three tries in the final nine minutes of it to open up a 42-10 lead for the Raiders and effectively end the match as a contest.

From that point, Barrow's second win of the season in the Betfred Championship was never in doubt, although the 28-year-old raised concerns when he was forced from the field with over 20 minutes still to play.

Amean was taken to hospital before full-time and the extent of the damage to his shoulder will become clear in the week ahead.

Head coach Paul Crarey said: "Stargroth has got a total dislocation of his shoulder, so he's up at the hospital and it's about how he comes back from that. He's had the shoulder put back in, but it's the damage it can cause.

"We've got a bit of time off now until the next game, which is Bradford [in the 1895 Cup on June 5], so I don't know if he'll make that, or maybe even Widnes.

"We've got Lewis [Charnock] on a ban, on a grade F and then we've got Jono on a D, so for the second time in the season I've been able to put a side out and it'll probably be dismantled again when Bradford come to town on the Wednesday. We've got to start again, really.

"I've got to take my hat off to the forwards today - I thought they were outstanding. Tom [Walker] and Glenn [Riley] came on and all they were really doing was defending, but they did that really well."