BARROW Raiders' boss has given his team high praise following a convincing victory over Keighley Cougars on Sunday and promises more to come.

The Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium saw the home side win 40-18.

Speaking after the game, Paul Crarey said: "I thought we were outstanding at times, especially in the first half as I thought we were in total control.

"We let a try in that we practised all week not to let in so that was the only disappointment.

"I thought what we did on video and what we worked on during the week was outstanding when we put it into practice from the lads, especially the last try when we knew that if we turned our edges in that the middle would sink and we wanted our middle to support later, then Ben Harrison scored right by the posts which is everything we worked on really.

"There was a spell in the second half where Jamie got sin-binned that we lost control of the game but that is always going to happen with the quality they have got.

"It was a great to get a win and put 40 past a team that put 40 past Doncaster last week and have come here with great momentum and to do that today was absolutely outstanding from our fellas."

Tries were scored by newcomer Hakim Miloudi, Luke Cresswell, Jamie Dallimore, Ben Harrison, and Jarrad Stack who scored two.

"This is our second win and there are 16 games left and another one chalked off against one of the favourites that was around us and a convincing one at that, so we are going to celebrate that," Crarey continued.

"We are happy with what we are doing, and we can get better, we know we can. As we came off, I had a chat with Adam Walne and he said there is so much more this side can give.

“It has been a trying time for everyone just to get on the field given the restrictions, it is difficult, but we are putting some good stuff together and we are trying to win the game after we have already won.

“We also defended well, so the only time they looked like scoring was when we went down to 12 men."

Looking ahead to future games, Crarey has high hopes give their start and is particularly looking forward to the next home game with fans on May 30.

"We have got some great young local players playing and everything is going well for this club, so we have to celebrate these wins and move on, we have a tough game next week at Hunslet as we went there in pre-season and it was really tough.

"I can't wait for the fans to see what we can do against North Wales in a couple of weeks as I think they will make the difference to our consistency and fluency."