Barrow Raiders head coach Paul Crarey was pleased to see his side cut out the silly mistakes in the second half of their thumping 50-6 victory over what was a much-changed Bradford Bulls in the 1895 Cup.

With Bradford fielding a second-string side made up of fringe players and youngsters, the Raiders went into the second-round tie as heavy favourites, but their first-half performance didn’t match that status.

A multitude of handling errors contributed to them going into half-time 6-4 behind and leaving the majority inside Craven Park worrying a real shock to the system was on the cards.

However, Barrow were a team transformed in the second half, as they scored 46 unanswered points, running in eight tries, to breeze into the quarter finals of the new competition.

Crarey said: “I just said at half-time that it was down to individual errors, really, and concentration and we need some standards across the board.

“What was good about our first-half performance was that they only broke us with one kick towards the back end of a set that ricocheted off a post, but apart from that there were no clear line breaks, so I didn’t think they could trouble us.

“I knew that if we just started supporting the ball [we’d be alright] and we had 90 per cent [set] completion in the second half, with 34 support runs and two errors and we put big points on the board.”

It was important for the Raiders that they came out all guns blazing after misfiring in the first half and they did exactly that after Jono Smith’s try put them ahead after 43 minutes.

It was the start of a seven-minute spell in which they scored three tries and effectively finished the match against a tiring Bradford as a contest.

Crarey said: “When we push and play through the middle, we’re a good side and I said to them at the end that we’ve got to look at what’s good for us and what’s bad for us and cut out the bad stuff.

“That’s individual errors, off-loading the ball on their goal line off play one and giving it away on the next play, dropping the ball off the kick-off, little things like that and that’s all about our lapses in concentration for one moment in time.”