For the second week running, Barrow Raiders head coach Paul Crarey was left fuming at a bad call against his team, as Tee Ritson’s disallowed try proved pivotal in their 30-12 defeat at Swinton Lions.

At the time of the decision, Barrow had just closed the gap to 18-12 after Luke Cresswell had pulled a converted try back while the visitors had Jamie Dallimore in the sin bin.

They thought they were about to level the match when Matty Ashton misjudged the bounce from Ben White’s kick to the corner, allowing Ritson to steal in and ‘score’ near the posts, making White’s conversion a simple one.

However, with players from both teams beginning to line up for that kick, the try was ruled out as the assistant on the far side deemed Ritson to be offside.

This came a week after the same player had been denied in the Raiders’ 24-8 loss against Leigh when a pass from Cresswell was wrongly called forward when that match was still in the balance.

Crarey said: “We had all the momentum then and I thought if we had scored there we would have massively had the ascendency and even Ryan Duffy lined up for the kick-off.

“Everybody started to line up and they pulled it back from the touch judge, who was 70 metres away.

“It was a real late call as well. Tee had caught the ball, screeched in from 20 metres, scored under the posts, then he decides to chalk it off.

“I had a word with Steve Presley last week about the call where Tee Ritson was pulled back off a pass from Luke Cresswell, which I thought was a shocking decision.

“They’re just game changers for us. We’re fighting for our lives and we’re not getting rewarded for real good play.”