Coach Darren Holt hails 'superb' Barrow display

Andy Ballard

Barrow player-coach Darren Holt has said the 32-16 Northern Rail Cup win against Swinton ranks as his side's best display of the season so far.

Six tries, and five conversions from Holt himself, sealed the victory to keep Raiders' knock-out hopes alive.

"So far as a team performance goes this season, I thought it was superb," Holt told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"Our completion rates were up to 83% and if we can do that this season we'll be a force to be reckoned with."

Holt has also been impressed with the progress of Liam Harrison, who tied his future to the club in the summer.

The 29-year-old was switched from the three-quarters to the second-row following Holt's arrival at Craven Park.

"When I transferred Liam into the pack this year, I had some doubters and sceptics who said I should leave him in the centre," Holt added.

"But he's been playing out of position for the first five years of career, he shouldn't have been a centre, he should have been a second-row in my opinion.

"The squad and the team are reaping the benefit from having him in there and he is a key figure."