Four matches left and Barrow Raiders must win two more than our nearest relegation rivals Widnes to survive in the Championship, writes Tony Colyer.

It's a long shot but not impossible and while there is a mathematical chance to stay in this league, we must continue to remain positive and believe that it can be done.

The Vikinfs are three points ahead of us with games to come against Toulouse (h) this afternoon , Leigh (a), Swinton (h) and Dewsbury away.

A first half hat-trick from full-back Matty Marsh helped York City Knights to a hard-earned 24-16 victory at Craven Park last week.

Barrow were 18-4 down at the break and the suspect forward pass which went unnoticed by the officials and ripped open the Raiders defence to make it 24-4 didn’t help the cause.

To their credit Barrow never gave up and reduced the arrears with two converted second half tries from Jono Smith and the outstanding Luke Cresswell.

The Knights head coach James Ford was very complimentary afterwards, saying: “I’m really pleased to get a win. It’s never easy coming to Barrow, especially when they have got so much to play for.

"I thought we were the better side, but we gave Barrow an opportunity in the second half and, to be honest, I was a bit worried.”

Tomorrow, it’s the visit of Bradford Bulls. The former Super League champions have had a horrendous period in the last few years with the club entering administration on a couple of occasions.

They were relegated to League One but came up last year with York and considering the turmoil have done pretty good so far this season with a play-off spot their target under the stewardship of experienced coach John Kear and chairman Andrew Chalmers.

However, there have been a few raised eyebrows recently when a journalist claimed two County Court Judgement (CCJ) orders were placed on them for a total of £2,100 and a potential signing was blocked earlier this month by the RFL. Chalmers refuted the claim stating: “It’s disappointing to see journalists peddling fake news."

Chalmers has also set a self-imposed deadline of next Thursday to decide if they will be moving out of Odsal, their home since 1934 which they say cannot afford to continue to play at.

The Bulls currently pay landlords the RFL £72,000 a year, although the full bill to maintain their ageing ground is thought to be closer to £400,000 which isn’t sustainable.

Bradford City’s Valley Parade, Bradford Park Avenue’s Horsfall Stadium and Dewsbury’s Tetley’s Stadium have all been sounded out as possible alternative bases, but that would be a tragedy.

There is a special atmosphere in the amphitheatre-style ground that is Odsal, but it is obvious that there needs to be substantial investment to bring the facilities up to modern day standards and I hope a solution can be found.

I like Kear’s reaction to the off-field events when he said the Bulls will play anywhere and was quoted saying: “I’m quite a simple fella and I know there’s a field that’s 100 metres long, 68 metres wide, with six metre in-goals.

"There’s going to be 13 blokes wearing different coloured shirts playing against us and we’re going to try knock ten bells out of them and get a result. That’s how simple I’m approaching it”.

The different coloured shirts will be worn by the Raiders tomorrow and although Bradford put up an impressive display against league leaders Toronto Wolfpack last week, just losing 25-20, I think we can beat them.

There is expected to be a significant contingent from Yorkshire, which should add to a great atmosphere. As Paul Crarey said it would be great if we could get our ‘dormant’ supporters to get behind the team in our greatest hour of need so get yourself to Craven Park.