Barrow Raiders’ Paul Crarey highlights the reason his side lost to Huddersfield Giants and the part-time effects on his players

Barrow Raiders went down 30-16 to Huddersfield Giants in the Challenge Cup Sixth Round today.

But, the Championship side pushed their Super League opponents all the way to the final whistle and were within six points at two stages of the game.

For Barrow boss Paul Crarey, however, he was disappointed that the Cumbrian side couldn’t get over the line.

“I’m disappointed we didn’t win to be honest, if we had converted some of that pressure into the points and it would have been game on,” Crarey said on the BBC after the game.

“The last try was a harsh one, it was a rip, but some of the guys will go to work tomorrow and some will go tonight.

“If we had been more clinical at the back end of the sets then we would have been near them as in the second-half I thought we were really dominant.”

When asked why his side eventually ran out losers to Super League opposition, Crarey was defiant.

“They’ve got a bigger pool of players – our players are battered and bruised and will have to get up for work, their players will get a rehab day tomorrow, but the alarm will go off at 5 or 6 for our boys.”

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