Askam cruised into the semi final of the Barton Townley cup with a comprehensive 74-6 victory over Hindpool Tigers at Brisbane Park.

The National Conference side were too strong for the Tigers who operate in division two of the North West Mens League.

Hindpool were struggling from the first whistle as the Villagers hit them at pace, although it was the home side who almost opened the scoring. Following a tap penalty, the ball moved swiftly to Charlie Crawford but he was unable to cross the line.

Askam then moved the ball downfield and a long looping pass saw winger Ethan Guy in at the corner for an unconverted try 0-4.

Further pressure from the visitors saw Joe Sattherthwaite break in midfield, he went deep into the home territory and on hand to touchdown was full back Brad Jackson who tagged on the conversion 0-10.

The Tigers were finding it difficult to string passes together but once more went close, following a scrum Connor McDermott went over only to drop the ball.

It was downhill from there on out for Tigers, as Askam ran in eleven tries to secure the semi final.

However the visitors failed to keep a clean sheet as in the dying seconds Connor McDermott swooped on a kick through to score, with Connor Goodings adding the conversion on the final whistle to end the game 74-6 to Askam.