Ollie Wilkes double helps Barrow Raiders down Whitehaven
January 22, 2017 - Finding Carter
SKIPPER Ollie Wilkes led a approach for Barrow Raiders with dual tries as they saw off Cumbrian rivals Whitehave 36-10 in Sunday’s accessible during Craven Park.
The Raiders stormed into a 30-point lead by half time, nonetheless a second 40 mins valid a most some-more attritional event and tempers boiled over in a shutting stages with a quarrel violation out and a divided side’s Connor Holliday being sent to a sin-bin.
Of some-more regard for Barrow was a prior week’s four-try favourite Shane Toal being forced off early on with an injury, though differently this was another certain opening from Paul Crarey’s side who constructed some harmful attacks associated with dynamic defence.
It was all Whitehaven in a opening minutes, though a discerning 20-metre daub from Jamie Dallimore and mangle from Chris Fleming – on after final week’s four-try favourite Shane Toal had been forced off – led to column Wilkes crashing over for a opening measure after 5 minutes, with Lewis Charnock converting.
The hosts were in again 4 mins later, with Ryan Fieldhouse anticipating Brett Carter out far-reaching with a cut-out pass to finish a quick conflict following a chastisement low in Whitehaven domain and Charnock nailed a acclimatisation from a touchline.
Whitehaven were struggling to get out of their half and a excellent square of particular ability from Dallimore, ducking underneath a high tackle afterwards jinking by a defence, saw him squeeze Barrow’s third converted try on 24 minutes.
Charnock’s line-break, that left would-be tackler Glen Riley clutching during skinny air, led to a scrum-half environment adult Luke Cresswell to measure underneath a posts – a Raiders scrum-half again converting – and Cresswell was concerned again in Barrow’s fifth try, with a round being kicked out of his hands as he attempted to dot down, heading to a chastisement try.
Leading by 30 points during a break, a Raiders took only 4 mins to pierce a serve 6 points in front when play resumed as a glorious pass from event Dallimore set Wilkes adult to dive over for his second of a game, followed by Charnock gripping adult his ideal record with a boot.
Jesse Joe Parker did conduct to get Whitehaven on a scoreboard with a try in a dilemma in a 47th minute, that Paul Crook converted, and a centre was over again on a hour for an unconverted measure following a spell of vigour from a divided side.
Tensions boiled over with 10 mins to go and Whitehaven winger Holliday was shown a yellow label by arbitrate Jamie Barr for throwing punches in a brief m�lange that started with Dallimore and James Newton squaring adult to any other.
Barrow were incompetent to press home that male advantage in a shutting stage, notwithstanding going tighten to scoring twice, nonetheless a final measure and altogether opening were still some-more certain signs forward of a start of a 2017 season.
Barrow Raiders: Ryan Fieldhouse; Shane Toal, Declan Hulme, Tom Loxam, Brett Carter; Jamie Dallimore, Lewis Charnock; Joe Bullock, Brad Marwood, Ollie Wilkes, Andy Litherland, Bradd Crellin, Martin Aspinwall. Interchange: Dan Abram, Nathan Mossop, James Duerden, Chris Fleming, Luke Cresswell, Brad Brennan, Matty While, Ryan Johnston, Ethan Kelly, Dan Toal.
Whitehaven: Jordan Burnes; Shane Pattison, Jesse Joe Parker, Chris Taylor, Connor Holliday; Tyrone Dalton, Paul Crook; Tommy Holland, James Newton, Carl Forster, Dave Allenb, Jake Moore, James Tilley. Interchange: Glen Riley, Mark Shackley, Kurt Maudling, Aiden Worthington.
Referee: Jamie Barr.