Barrow Island are home to Bradford Dudley Hill tomorrow in Division Two of the National Conference League, while our other local teams take a rest due to the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Island will be looking to get back on track after last week’s 32-22 defeat at league leaders Ince Rose Bridge, which ended a run of five straight league wins.

Island Coach Joe Elliott said ahead of the Rating Lane clash with the Hill: “Rose Bridge were a good side but we never did ourselves justice in the first half (they trailed 18-6 at half-time), but in the second half, though well adrift, we came back strong to make it more respectable.

“At home we fear no-one but all games in this league are hard and our home form has been good. We play good open rugby and look for another two points.”

Josh Banham could miss out due to work commitments, while Adam Jackson could also be unavailable along with Joe Mallinson and Joe Spenceley.

Island are fifth in the table on 12 points and will leap-frog over the Hill, who are currently a point ahead of them, into fourth if they are successful.

Last weekend, the Hill won a closely fought contest 27-24 at East Leeds. Their last visit to the area saw them edge past Askam 18-14 last month.

There is one other game in Division Two tomorrow and it’s third plays second, as Wigan St Judes host West Bowling.

There are just two fixtures currently going ahead in the North West Men’s League, with bottom side Rochdale Mayfield A due to host Thatto Heath Crusaders A in the Premier Division, where Walney Central ply their trade.

With Division One side Ulverston looking to win the Barton Townley Cup tonight, Oldham St Annes A will be up against second-placed Blackbrook.