Barrow and Workington share spoils in thrilling derby

Barrow and Workington share spoils in thrilling derby

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Barrow Raiders and Workington Town shared the spoils after a 24-24 draw at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium.

The visitors were able to draw first blood after seven minutes. Jamie Doran got the ball at first receiver, and was able to power his way over. Carl Forber missed the conversion, meaning they led by four points.

However, Forber made up for that miss just a few minutes later. He added a penalty after Barrow were caught offside.

Just three minutes later, Barrow hit back. Jamie Dallimore was able to step free and he beat Gabe Fell one-on-one to score. Dallimore then converted his own try to level the scores.

Workington were then dealt a blow after Caine Barnes was sent to the sin bin after hitting Dallimore late after a kick. However, Dallimore missed the resulting penalty.

That would not matter, as Barrow claimed their second try soon after. Adam Walne took in a short ball, and went through the gap to score.

Barrow were really making their man advantage count, and scored again soon after. Sam Dowsett went himself from dummy half and went over. Dallimore added the conversion to put the Raiders ahead by two converted tries.

The Raiders moved three scores ahead just before the break, after a penalty from Dallimore.

Dallimore added two more just two minutes into the second half after a high shot.

Just like in the first half, Workington were able to hit first in the second half. Matthew Henson went himself from dummy half and managed to get in down the short side. Forber converted to reduce the deficit to 10 points.

It really was game on just past the hour. Doran chipped the ball over the top, and managed to get an offload to Blain Marwood, who scored. Forber scored the conversion to make it a four-point game.

Workington completed the turnaround with just over 10 minutes to go. Tee Ritson fumbled a kick, allowing Brad Holroyd to score. Forber converted to put the visitors into the lead.

Barrow’s cause was not helped when Walne was sent to the sin bin after a high tackle.

Dallimore then levelled the scores with five minutes to go, after he was taken out late by Forber.

Both sides are back in action next Sunday. Workington welcome West Wales Raiders and Barrow welcome promotion rivals Doncaster.

Barrow Raiders: Luke Cresswell, Shane Toal,Jake Carter, Tom Hopkins, Tee Ritson, Ryan Johnston, Jamie Dallimore, Carl Forster, Nathan Mossop, Callum Bustin, Danny Morrow, Bradd Crellin, Adam Walne.

Subs: Ryan Duffy, Carl McBain, Charlie Emslie, Sam Dowsett.

Head Coach: Paul Crarey.

Workington Town: Gabe Fell, Brad Holroyd, Joe Brown, Calvin Wellington, Alex Young, Jamie Doran, Carl Forber, Conor Fitzsimmons, Dec O’Donnell, Jake Lightowler, Jacob Moore, Caine Barnes, Marcus O’Brien.

Subs: Matthew Henson, Rhys Clarke, Hanley Dawson, Blain Marwood.

Head Coach: Chris Thorman.

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Steven Hughes

I am a freelance journalist based in Liverpool, specialising in football, darts and rugby league
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