BARROW Island secured their place in the Barton Townley cup final with a 36-6 victory over a young Millom side under the sunny skies of Craven Park.

The Island were off to a flyer, going ahead with only four minutes on the clock with Sam Jones covering 80 yards to score and also tagging on the goal points 6-0.

This was the signal for the Island to take a firm grip of matters and they doubled their tally when second-row forward Rhys Bartlett crashed over from close range, Jones again on target with the conversion 12-0.

It was Jones who claimed Island's third try but he was unable to add the conversion 16-0. Millom were finding the going tough and went further behind when Brandon Corrie dummied his way through the cover to score 20-0.

Jake Stockdale got in on the act with an unconverted try prior to the Woolybacks crossing for a try through Hadley Thompson, with Jack Newbiggin adding the goal points 24-6.

The impressive Aide Wright crossed for the Island with Jones obliging with the goal and to round off the scoring Jones was the provider for Spencer Hoyland to cross the whitewash, Jones converting.

On the League front, former Barrow player and coach Dave Clarke turned backs the years as he played his first competitive game since retiring in 2006. The new boss at Ulverston was forced to select himself at stand-off due to lack of numbers and he soon made his mark with the opening try.

Ulverston were always in the driving seat as they defeated Haydock 36-10 after leading 24-4 at the break.

Other tries for the Dragley Beck side came via Sam Williams, Mike Reekes, Jake Spedding and Rowan Smedley, and Connor Saunders kicked six goals from six attempts.

Hindpool Tigers came out second best against Folley Lane, going down 58-20 after trailing by two points at the break 18-16.

The Lane shot into a 18-0 lead before the Tigers fought back with tries from Paul Rickleton 2, and Finlay Goodings with Grant Burns adding two goals.

However, the Manchester side took control in the second period going ahead 34-16 before pulling away to 58-20 with Adam Nicholson crossing for the Tigers.

Roose Pioneers came out on top with a 52-12 win over Chester Gladiators at Holbeck Park. Tylor McPoland got his name on the Pioneers scoresheet for the first time running in a hat-trick of tries with others coming from Jack Torkington 2, Kris Holmes, Euan Jones, Josh Tranter and the evergreen Dan White. On target with eight goals from nine attempts was Sam Beatrice.

Dalton also ran up a half century of points accounting for Hindley 52-12 at Kelland Park. Tries came via Ryan Baines 2, Sam Purslow 2, Harri Brown, Joe Crarey, Todd Steel, Evan Jones, Brad Richards with Zac Steel adding six goals and Joe Crarey 2.