COUGARS 27-18 Barrow Raiders – Live Match Blog

Keighley Cougars v Barrow Raiders Live Match Blog by Joshua Chapman (@Chapalar) in association with A1 Stairlifts.

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FULL TIME – Keighley Cougars 27-18 Barrow Raiders.

78 min – The game is done and dusted as a contest.

77 min – COUGARS TRY – Danny Lawton crosses to seal the game. DJ misses the conversion. Cougars 27-18 Raiders.

75 min – The referee stops the clock as Cougas trudge back for the restart.

75 min – MOTM is Danny Lawton, Barnett’s try is Champagne Moment, Attendance is 812.

75 min – Ryan Shaw converts. Cougars 23-18 Raiders.

75 min – RAIDERS TRY – Dan Toal fights in under the posts. COugars 23-16 Raiders.

73 min – Evalds breaks down the wing but is halted by James Haley.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (10/10) – Jode Sheriffe replaces Neil Cherryholme.

73 min – The referee halts play prior to the scrum.

72 min – Yorkshire Times Man of the Match this afternoon is James Haley.

72 min – Cougars intercept and break down the wing, halted though by Max Wiper.

71 min – Barrow awarded a penalty for obstruction.

71 min – Barrow lose the ball through a monster Lynam challenge.

69 min – Jones catches Barrow cold with a kick on the fifth. The Raiders gets away with it.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (9/10) – James Craven replaced by Rawlo.

67 min – James Craven is down injured. The clock is stopped.

RAIDERS INTERCHANGE (7/10) – Liam Campbell and Jamie Butler are replaced by Aaron Low and Andrew Dawson.

65 min – Danny Jones converts. Cougars 23-12 Raiders.

65 min – COUGARS TRY – Paddy powers over. Cougars 21-12 Raiders.

64 min – The greasy surface halts Barnett on the line.

61 min – COUGARS TRY – And from that kick off, the Cougars are up and Richie Barnett is over in the corner. DJ misses the conversion. Cougars 17-12 Raiders.

59 min – Smart short kick off by Tiger is collected by Josh Lynam.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (8/10) – Rawlo replaced by Ben Sagar.

59 min – Ryan Shaw converts. Cougars 13-12 Raiders.

58 min – RAIDERS TRY – A break by Ryan Shaw, a kick by Liam Campbell and a try by Dalton Grant. Cougars 13-10 Raiders.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (7/10) – Paddy replaced by Jode Sheriffe.

57 min – Tiger kick makes a strong seventy metres.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (6/10) – Peltier replaced by Cherryholme.

54 min – Ryan Shaw breaks from an intercept. Put the referee misses a stray elbow on Craven and a grab on Jones.

RAIDERS INTERCHANGE (4/10) – Joe Bullock replaced by Andrew Dixon.

52 min – Cougars have yet another set on the Barrow line.

50 min – Cougars have another scrum just ten metres from the Barrow line.

50 min – Knock on by the Raiders. Cougars scrum.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (5/10) – Buster replaces Jack Lee.

48 min – Whitey somehow manages to knock on in the process of scoring. Raiders restart on the twenty.

47 min – Knock on by Liam Harrison. Cougars scrum.

46 min – Referee rules a knock on. Raiders scrum.

45 min – Great kick by Tiger, DJ halts Evalds on the line before he has chance to make a run.

44 min – James Craven looks to break but is halted by a Liam Campbell ankle tap.

43 min – Cougars push the Raiders back a good couple of metres. Great tackle by Haley.

42 min – Rawlo knocks on. Barrow scrum.

41 min – Raiders kick reaches touch. Barnett restarts with a tap on the twenty.

KICK OFF – Danny Jones restarts us here at Cougar Park.

15:52 – The sides are back out here at Cougar Park. IT’S COUGARTIME! PART TWO!

HALF TIME – Keighley Cougars 13-6 Barrow Raiders.

40 min – DROP GOAL – DJ drop goal. Cougars 13-6 Raiders.

39 min – Cougars penalty. Tiger kicks for touch.

38 min – Jack Lee penalised for the offside.

37 min – Danny Lawton breaks and is caught ten from the line.

36 min – The tempo of the game has been really killed off by the worsening weather.

35 min – Tiger kick reaches touch. Yet another Raiders scrum on there own ten metre.

34 min – Speakman kick reaches touch. Cougars tap on the twenty.

32 min – Tiger’s kick nearly catches out Niall Evalds. The full back manages to stay in touch though.

RAIDERS INTERCHANGE (3/10) – Jamie Butler and Mick Govin replace Nathan Mossop and Andrew Dixon.

30 min – Raides scrum, ten from there own line.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (4/10) – Ben Sagar replaced Lewis Graham.

30 min – The try has put some life into the Raiders. Really getting into the Cougars faces.

29 min – Raiders penalty, high tackle.

28 min – Ryan Shaw adds the extras. Cougars 12-6 Raiders.

27 min – RAIDERS TRY – Dan Toal breaks from the ruck on the last to cross. Cougars 12-4 Raiders.

26 min – Andrew Dixon breaks for the Raiders but is caught by Danny Lawton on the forty metre line.

25 min – Another great kick by Tiger. Raiders scrum ten from there own line.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (3/10) – Jack Lee replaces Buster.

25 min – Knock on. Cougars scrum.

24 min – Raiders penalty. Interference in the tackle I believe.

23 min – Play is restarted after Andrew Dixon and Josh Lynam both recieve treatment.

RAIDERS INTERCHANGE (1/10) – Andrew Dawson replaced by Joe Bullock.

23 min – Barrow getting more into the game now, Barnett prevents Harrison from scoring. Dropout.

22 min – Raiders scrum after the free play has no advantage taken.

22 min – Peltier knocks on. Barrow take the free play.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (2/10) – Paddy and Chezza are replaced by Peltier and Jode Sheriffe.

21 min – Tiger then Lawton break the Barrow line. Makes the Cougars a good sixty metres.

20 min – Goalline dropout. After Whitey knocks the Speakman kick in touch.

19 min – Andrew Dixon powers over but is held out by the Cougars defence.

19 min – Raiders awarded a penalty but the surface is getting the better of them.

17 min – Grant kept out by a great Craven challenge. Dixon knocks on. Cougars scrum.

16 min – Paddy knocks on. Raiders scrum.

15 min – Raiders surrender possession. Cougars go upfield.

14 min – Raiders penalty. Speakman kickes to touch.

12 min – Lovely kik by Tiger. Raiders scrum ten from there own line.

11 min – The Raiders actually have an attack. But the referee halts it. Cougars ball on the turnover.

9 min – DJ Converts. Cougars 12-0 Raiders.

9 min – COUGARS TRY – Danny Lawton collects a lovely Tiger grubber to cross. Cougars 10-0 Raiders.

8 min – Barrow haven’t had a look in so far. This is all Cougars.

7 min – The wet ball is spilled twice. Referee awards the first knock on. Cougars scrum.

6 min – Cougars penalty. Tiger kicks for touch.

5 min – DJ adds the two. Cougars 6-0 Raiders.

4 min – COUGARS TRY – Paul White collects a lovely DJ kick to score in the corner. Cougars 4-0 Raiders.

3 min – Cougars awarded a penalty for a late shot on Josh Lynam. Twenty from the Raiders line.

1 min – Solid first set defensively by the Raiders.

KICK OFF – Dom Speakman has us underway here at Cougar Park.


14:58 – Barrow Raiders are onto the Cougar Park pitch for this afternoon’s clash.

14:51 – Thank you to this afternoons sponsors who are as follows:
Main Match Sponsor – SquadBuilder
Man of the Match – SkillsForge
Matchball Sponsor – Clever Energy Boilers
Champagne Moment Sponsor – Napoleons Casino & Restaurant
Community Match Sponsor – University Academy Keighley
Teamsheet – Shipley College

14:41 – Andy Shickell failed a late fitness test around 13:30 and misses out this afternoon.

14:37 – MATCH OFFICIALS: Referee – Mr W Turley, Touch Judges: Mr J Smith & Mr M Griffiths, Reserve Official – Mr J Ashton, Match Commissioner: Mr P Crashley.

14:35 – TEAM NEWS:

Cougars welcome back James Craven, Richie Barnett, Jack Lee and Ross Peliter to the seveteen with Jesse Sheriffe, Andy Shickell, Ash Lindsay and Luke Haigh dropping out.

1 – James Craven
2 – Richie Barnett
19 – Danny Lawton
4 – James Haley
5 – Paul White
6 – Danny Jones
7 – Paul Handforth
18 – Neil Cherryholme
9 – James Feather (C)
10 – Sean Hesketh
11 – Josh Lynam
12 – Brendon Rawlins
17 – Ben Sagar

16 – Jode Sheriffe
25 – Lewis Graham
27 – Jack Lee
32 – Ross Peltier

29 – Niall Evalds (L)
26 – Ryan Shaw
30 – Jason Walton (DR)
4 – Max Wiper
5 – Dalton Grant
6 – Dominic Speakman
7 – Liam Campbell
17 – Andrew Dawson
9 – Nathan Mossop
15 – Danny Jones
11 – Liam Harrison (C)
13 – Dan Toal
32 – Andrew Dixon (DR)

3 – Aaron Low
10 – Jamie Butler
24 – Joe Bullock
27 – Mick Govin

DENOTES: (C) – Captain, (DR) – Dual Registration, (L) Loan

14:30 – Good Afternoon and welcome to Cougar Park for this Kingstone Press Championship clash between the Cougars and the Barrow Raiders.

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