Barrow Island were denied both points at second-bottom Shaw Cross Sharks in Division Two of the National Conference League, as the hosts, with only two wins from ten this season, brought the scores level with a late penalty goal to snatch a 20-20 draw.

The Heavy Woolen side were ahead 12-10 at the break and they then extended their advantage to 18- 10 into the second half.

The Island rallied to go ahead 20-18 until that late goal, which earned the Cross a share of the spoils. Carl McBain was shown a yellow card and then red for dissent.

Jake Stockdale crossed for a brace of tries for the visitors -one a brilliant 80 yarder - with the returning Dan White also on the scoresheet. Adam Jackson chipped in with four goals, converting all three tries as well as adding a penalty.

Barrow Island remain fourth in the table on 15 points while Shaw Cross stay second-from-bottom, three points ahead of Askam, who had to call off their match at Crosfields due to a lack of players.

Roose Pioneers pulled off a fine win 35-28 at second-placed Wigan Spring View in the North West Men’s League Division Three, their third league victory.

Joint-coach Chris Larkin was a hat-trick hero for the Pioneers, with their other tries coming from Jack Torkington (2), Sam Doyle and Sayle while Larkin’s joint-coach Mike Backhouse added three goals plus a drop goal.

Roose remain eighth in the division after arguably their most impressive performance of the season so far.

Walney Central were second best at Ashton Bears in the Premier Division, as they lost 36-6, despite young Matt Henderson making a fine debut for the visitors, to stay second-from-bottom in the table.