Head coach Paul Crarey saw his side find an extra gear in the closing stages of their stunning 38-16 at Featherstone Rovers, which has moved them to within points difference of safety.

With the score tied at 16-16 after Featherstone had cancelled out a ten-point deficit either side of half-time, it looked odds-on that the home side would press on for what would have been a seventh straight win.

However, the Raiders had been in the mood to defy expectations all afternoon and forged ahead again through Stargroth Amean's second try of the game after 63 minutes before they comprehensively outplayed the hosts for the remainder.

Crarey was still playing for Barrow the last time they went to Post Office Road and won and was understandably beaming over what his players had produced, as they moved level on points with third-from-bottom Dewsbury.

Crarey said: "We spoke when we got here about that I've been here with a team that's lost and I've been here with a team that's won and the team that's won believed they could win and played from minute one, didn't shut up shop and kept playing, and that's what we did.

"We scored seven tries here and some of them were fantastic. Luke Cresswell got a hat-trick and I thought we managed the game well, apart from a little period just after half-time, where we changed up a little bit and we gave them an amount of possession with some errors.

"But once it was 16-16 for a long time, we just went toe-to-toe and we came up with some great plays to get some great tries.

"We finished the game real strong and they just melted, really, in the last ten or 15 minutes and we were the ones who had the ascendency."