Barrow Raider head coach Paul Crarey was full of praise for his troops following their great victory over Halifax as they gained sweet revenge for a 46-10 defeat at The Shay last month.

Barrow were always ahead and in the driving seat with a superb all-round performance that saw them gain two vital points to stay in the survival battle.

It was a game the Raiders had to win following Swinton's shock victory in Toulouse, where Dalton's Liam Paisley crossed for a hat-trick of tries.

Crarey would have slept well last night after seeing what was by far the best performance of the season. He said: "This was a massive win, the lads were magnificent, everyone of them.

"Young Jake Carter came in and had a magnificent game alongside Jamie Dallimore, and we were explosive and our defence was outstanding.

"And what a game for Jarrad Stack to put in a performance like he did when he has a serious family matter to deal with.

"We are up for the fight for survival and it was nice to have a balanced side, we have been up against it throughout the season with a massive injury list.

"I was going to leave Danny Morrow out but when Dan Toal dropped out I put him in and he responded with a good game. But all the lads did a good job and we are back in the fight.

"We will fight and the fans today were buzzing and we looked very good across the board. We have to remain focused and have some tough games coming up, Featherstone and Leigh away followed by Toulouse at home.”

Survival is still within their grasp with the likes of potential points coming at home with York,Bradford, Batley to play while targeted away wins have to be at Dewsbury and Swinton.