Barrow Raiders head coach Paul Crarey was happy with his troops’ 28-0 over Workington Town win and more than pleased that they ‘nilled’ the opposition.

The Raiders had to soak up some early pressure from their rivals from up the coast before two tries from Declan Hulme put them on course for what was ultimately a comfortable pre-season friendly win.

Crarey said: “We played well after Workington had shown up good in the first half. We scored some nice tries and bombed at least another five or six chances. We created opportunities but failed to capitalise as they were scrambling in defence.

“To win 28-0 and keep a clean sheet, I am more than happy in a game that was played in heavy conditions. The lads said after the game it was hard out there.

“Town made us work hard, they played some good stuff and and are well coached by Chris Thorman. Our field position was good, we moved the ball well and our defence was sound.”

Crarey’s squad now take a break and eagerly await the draw for round three in the Challenge Cup, which takes place tonight at 6:30pm.

With the league fixtures not good in the opening weeks, a home draw is vital to bring revenue into the coffers before the season gets under way at Doncaster.

Crarey said: “Jake Carter appeared to take a late shot so we will have a look at the video on that one.

“Wartovo Puara I thought did well in his first game back from international duty. He showed some nice touches while Ryan Johnston again put in a good display to win his third successive man of the match in the pre-season friendlies. Town did show some good play and it will be difficult when we go to their spot.”