AMANDA Wilkinson’s history makers broke their Women’s Super League duck with an impressive 22-10 over Featherstone Rovers.

Barrow Raiders Ladies are the first Cumbrian side to play in the top tier of the women’s game and despite some good performances had failed to win any of their previous games.

But they kicked off Raiders double-header against Rovers with a well-deserved first Super League win.

Despite the hosts coming out on top it was Rovers who drew first blood, scoring a try after just four minutes.

But Wilkinson’s side were in front for the first time on 10 minutes. Jodie Litherland Vanessa Temple linked up well before getting the offload away to Michelle Larkin, who scored close to the sticks.

Litherland then added the extras to put her side 6-4 up.

They increased their lead 10 minutes later when Beth Lindsay was stripped of the ball with more than one person in the tackle.

Litherland successfully converted the penalty to make it 8-4.

But four minutes later the game swung in Rovers favour as they landed a converted try to lead 10-8.

Raiders continued to take the game to the visitors and were rewarded when Lindsay went under the sticks from dummy-half and Litherland added the extras to make it 14-10 to Wilkinson’s side.

And that was how it remained at the break.

Just after the hour mark, Rovers found themselves down to 12 players – a high shot on Leah Clough seeing one of the visitors head for the sin bin.

Raiders made Rovers pay as Temple gathered a little kick through from Litherland and touched down before Litherland again added the extra two.

With the clock running down another high shot caused problems once more for the visitors.

Temple was on the receiving end this time around and Raiders opted to go for goal with the penalty.

Litherland was again on target to seal a 22-10 success.

It was the perfect way to start Raiders history and heritage day which saw Raiders men follow the opening clash with a Championship match with Rovers men.

And it was double delight as Crarey’s men followed on from Wilkinson’s ladies to make it double delight for Raiders at the Northern Competitions Stadium.