MAN of the match Ben Harrison crossed for his first try in Barrow colours as the home side ran in six tries in a demolition job on the Cougars.

Following a distinguished career with Super League side Warrington and England, local boy Harrison put in a sterling performance along with his team mates to fend off a skilful Yorkshire outfit.

A bruising encounter was always on the cards between the two teams.

The Raiders soaked up the pressure from the outset. Shane Toal made ground to half way with a fine run from which the attack continued.

Jake Carter then put in a neat chip through the cover for Luke Creswell to hack the ball against the posts, gather the rebound and dot the ball down, Carter adding the extra two for 6-0.

Carl Forster enabled Jarrad Stack to dive in from close range, Carter obliging with the goal 12-0.

Then newcomer French boy Hakim Miloudi took Creswell's pass to prise open a gap to score out wide, Carter failing at goal for 16-0.

The half back soon made it 18-0 with a penalty goal following a shoulder charge.

With five minutes of the half remaining the Cougars finally put points on the board.

From the tap they moved the ball wide for Brendan Santi to score, Jack Miller converting 18-6.

Jamie Dallimore closed the half by getting round the defenders to convert for 24-6 to Barrow.

Five minutes into the second half, Jake Webster scored and Miller converted to hit back and Miller made it 24-18 ten minutes later.

It was nervous times for the Raiders but Carter eased matters with a 35-yard penalty goal.

Stack then rose highest to beat the cover from a Johnson kick to score, Dallimore adding the goal and Raiders were 32-18 in front.

The fire had gone out of the Cougars as Dallimore kicked another penalty goal, and it was Dallimore who sent Harrison crashing over almost on the hooter, Dallimore closing the scoring with the conversion. to make it 40-18.

RUGBY: Shane Toal

RUGBY: Shane Toal

Barrow: Creswell, S Toal, Miloudi, Tyson, Ritson, Dallimore, Carter, A Walne, Mossop, Forster, Hopkins, Stack, Harrison.

Subs used: Johnston, Duffy, D Toal, Bustin.

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