Toronto awaits the Raiders for the Second Time this year
Toronto Wolfpack play the Raiders this Saturday in what will be one of the games of the season. The Raiders are looking to get revenge on the Wolfpack after our 70-2 defeat to Toronto back in May after the Raiders travelled without a full squad due to Visa issues.
Toronto have since appeared to drop in form, suffering a draw against Keighley and a loss against York in their Super 8 games so far. Barrow however are so far unbeaten in the Super 8s. Toronto could seal the title on Saturday, and the only thing stopping them is the Raiders this Saturday.
The Wolfpack hold a 100% Win Record at the Lamport Stadium and the support they get at the Lamport is incredible. Two weeks ago 7,522 people watched Toronto beat Newcastle Thunder 50-0, and that attendance for one of their biggest games of the season.
A Just Giving page setup by the Raiders Supporters Trust has meant that fans of the Raiders have raised £2,656 for the club to visit Toronto for the 2nd time this year. The club needs extra funds for food and transfers etc whilst in Toronto and normally the club has to fund this themselves, but with Barrow being the only team so far that has had to visit Toronto twice in one year, the Supporters Trust set up the page to give the lads a hand.
Barrow head coach Crarey is delighted by the efforts of the group, headed up by Louise Scarr and Natalie Banks, and praised them for both this and the work they have done since late last year. Cresta said “They’ve done a fantastic job, and it’s nearly £3,000 raised which pays for busses and food out there. We’ve got the supporters’ trust going, and they’re raising funds for the club and they’re very pro-active.”
We can confirm that the below players have made the trip to Toronto and will be able to be selected for Saturday’s game.
Luke Cresswell, Eze Harper, Max Wiper, Tom Loxam, Jamie Dalimore, Lewis Charnock, Joe Bullock, Karl Ashall, Oliver Wilkes, Danny Morrow, Jarrad Stack, Martin Aspinwall, Nathan Mossop, James Duerden, Tom Walker, Bradd Crellin
The game will be shown live on TV free to watch on FreeSports – Freeview Ch 95 or Sky Channel 424.
See you on match day.