ADAM Jackson came back to haunt his old team, crossing for a try and kicking six conversions from six attempts as Barrow Island defeated Askam 36-12 before a healthy crowd at Rating Lane.

Askam had the better of the early exchanges in the National Conference League Division Two clash, well led by half-backs Kris Tyson and Russ Bolton.

But in the second half it was the Island who dominated, with Askam running out of steam, and the introduction of Ian Irvine saw the home side step up a gear to earn the local bragging rights.

The Villagers were off to a flyer, going ahead on two minutes when pressure paid off for Russ Bolton to burrow his way over for Tyson to convert.

However, a blunder from the re-start saw Island on level terms. The kick was fumbled, the ball went to ground and Matt Parkinson swooped to send John Mallinson in by the posts,Jackson making it 6-6 with the kick.

Island were almost over again immediately, only for Carl McBain to lose the ball close to the line.

Another raid saw Matty Sayle lose the ball close to going over. Askam came back with some fine play with Bolton and Tyson at the helm, but Islands defence was sound for long periods.

And when a high, dangerous kick to the corner from Tyson threatened, Sam Jones was on hand to gather.

At the other end, Dan White broke down the wing and headed for the line only for his inside ball going into the arms of Tom Hopkins. Askam continued to press, forcing two drop outs following neat stabs over the home line from Keir Shepherd and Tyson as the half came to a close.

Four minutes into the second half, Island were ahead when a storming run saw Josh McBain crash over for a converted score.

But when Josh Banham was penalised for talking out of turn to the referee, Askam drew level.Tyson burst through the home defence and on hand to score was Sam Broadley, with Tyson adding the goal.

However, Island took control and restored the lead when Banham made amends for his indiscipline, setting up a raid for Peter Rimmer to score with Jackson tagging on the goal.

Jackson then provided a neat ball out to Jake Stockdale to score out wide and the touchline kick proved no problem for Jackson.

Jackson then put the game out of his old club's reach when he went over courtesy of a neat ball from Banham, again the touchline kick sailed between the posts.

And as full time approached, Banham brushed aside several would be tacklers to score and Jackson rounded off the scoring with the goal.