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Cant make the game today. can anyone give score updates on here please...

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Plenty of effort today, I thought it was quite good for the first hit out. Looked tired towards the end but I think that was to be expected really. Kurt Haggerty looks a real signing.

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I thought the defence was solid apart from a couple of mistakes. Too many unforced errors though in attack and im sure hoty will work on this.

Good first run out and I'm sure things will get better as the team gel together.

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I though all the new signings that played today did there bit, for me man of the match was The prop Mat Haggarty

I hope Andrew Dawson is ok after limping off in the second half

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What was the team? Also how does the team to compare to that of last years.

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20-23 to keighley FT att-875

Not a bad attendance considering most will be skint from Xmas?

The score is immaterial I just hope we got through it without picking up any injuries?

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What was the team? Also how does the team to compare to that of last years.

Barrow Raiders Starting XIII:

Dean McGilvray,

Lee Haney,

Chris Larkin,

Aaron Low,

Adam Clay,

Scott Kaighan,

Liam Campbell,

Brad Brennan,

James Dandy,

Matthew Haggarty,

Liam Harrison,

Kurt Haggerty,

Dan Toal.

Substitutes: Liam Finch, Andrew Dawson, Mike Whitehead, Danny Jones, Max Wiper.

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played ok today for first run out. deffo need a kicker tho. missing conversions will cost us games, not just wins but bonus points aswell. dont know if noone still wears his kicking boots but if he is i think he could do a job for us.

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played ok today for first run out. deffo need a kicker tho. missing conversions will cost us games, not just wins but bonus points aswell. dont know if noone still wears his kicking boots but if he is i think he could do a job for us.

Who was kicking and how many did they kick?

Maybe they just need some practice? Who better than Holty to teach them how to kick?

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been down this road to many times my freind. we are going to miss ryan shaw big style this season. all games are going to be hard , there will be no gimmies in this league so conversions are going to have be put on the score board. .scott kaigan started off well but as the game wore on some of his field kicks were going down the throats of the catchers imo.

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Thought our tackling was in the main very good although a better team than the Cougars might have caused us more pain ?

we need a stand off .....scotty was poor today...his goalkicking isnt good enough and his in play field kicking is woeful...why didnt we see Casey today ? also Finchy should be given a shot as well ????

Kurt Haggerty looks very very useful as does McGilvary (in attack anyway coz he is definitely not a fullback). Haney a better prospect maybe ? Didnt get to see as much of Danny Jones as I wouldve liked. Clay was willing to come in and mix it as well.

Hope Dawso isnt crocked ? Is Toal ok as he came off as well ?

Our last try was class why didnt we throw it around like that all game ?

as it was our 1st game we had to expect game rustyness and Cougars had a game last week to get going so were ahead of us gamewise.

Bull was immense as usual today

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been down this road to many times my freind. we are going to miss ryan shaw big style this season. all games are going to be hard , there will be no gimmies in this league so conversions are going to have be put on the score board. .scott kaigan started off well but as the game wore on some of his field kicks were going down the throats of the catchers imo.

Agreed thought his positional kicking was woeful he never made full back work at all and their second try came from an awful kick through the middle they picked up the ball and went on to score ! didnt rate him last year and his no diff

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Not a bad first game of the season against good opposition, my biggest concern is our lack of size in the pack, Keighley weren't the biggest team but they were still bigger than us.

We certainly won't be able to compete with the likes of Halifax, Fev, Sheffield and Batley down the middle, I know Holty has expressed a need for another 2nd rower, but I think our biggest priority is a line breaking prop with experience to lead the pack, if we could get one a big Tongan or Samoan would be nice but I realise they wouldn't come cheap, so we would have to settle for someone closer to home. I also agree the need for a goal kicker is vital, as games like today's are won or lost by 2 or 3 points.

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I thought we did alright for a first run out. Keighley had a game last week and they appeared just a little bit sharper for it.

Definitely some work to be done with the kicking game and hopefully a bit of full back coaching for Dean McGilvray ( where are you Broady?)

All in all I would think the coaches won't be too disappointed. I think that the next two friendlies will be just about the right level to prepare us for what is to come.

Just to digress a little, I drove up today and whilst the 200 miles up was easy enough, the M6 on a Sunday evening wasn't much fun coming home.

From now on I'll use the train the cost is the same and the train is a longer day but its a lot easier.

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Kurt Kaggerty was MOM for me. I think when he settles with Liam H in the second row they'll be a handfull. I also agree the kicking both with conversions and field kicking were woeful. This aspect must be improved. I thought the Raiders defence was very sound until they tired later in the game and Keighley scored two tries.

I presume the game was not on RC. Why was this because there was full live commentary of all the Bluebirds friendlies although some were played in mid week.

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Not a bad first game of the season against good opposition, my biggest concern is our lack of size in the pack, Keighley weren't the biggest team but they were still bigger than us.

We certainly won't be able to compete with the likes of Halifax, Fev, Sheffield and Batley down the middle, I know Holty has expressed a need for another 2nd rower, but I think our biggest priority is a line breaking prop with experience to lead the pack, if we could get one a big Tongan or Samoan would be nice but I realise they wouldn't come cheap, so we would have to settle for someone closer to home. I also agree the need for a goal kicker is vital, as games like today's are won or lost by 2 or 3 points.

welcome back mate..

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been down this road to many times my freind. we are going to miss ryan shaw big style this season. all games are going to be hard , there will be no gimmies in this league so conversions are going to have be put on the score board. .scott kaigan started off well but as the game wore on some of his field kicks were going down the throats of the catchers imo.

Agreed Ryan is an excellent kicker,but so was Darren Holt.

With Holty being coach maybe he can coach people how to kick,that is what his job is after all?

Spend an hour before training and an hour after training if that,s what it takes,you only get out what you put in?

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I was informed that keighley have played 2 games b4 today and think it showed towards the end of the game but saying that i believe we showed enough ability( kicking aside) to make me think we can hold our own in this league ! mid table wud be a good result this year as a learning curve this season with the quality we'll b facing . well done today lads :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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