A VERY young Barrow Island side pulled off a fine win over a strong Saddleworth Rangers side at the John Jefferson Stadium.

Island were always ahead, leading at one stage 18-0 only for the Oldham side to put six points on the board prior to the half time whistle.

Saddleworth came more into the game in the second period narrowing the gap midway through the half at 22-18.

A try from Adam Ford converted by Finn-Dutton-Rosconie eased matters taking the score to 28-18 with the visitors rounding off the scoring with a converted try 28-24.

Island were up and running on two minutes when Josh McBain crossed the line for Dutton-Rosconie to convert 6-0.

And 16 minutes later, Carl McBain was crashing over the line with Dutton-Rosconie adding a further two points with the conversion 12-0.

Saddleworth were not making much progress with ball in hand and went further behind when Ryan Wilson sprinted in at the corner from 25 meters out, Dutton-Rosconie tagging on the goal 18-0.

Rangers hit back with a converted try almost on half-time, only for 16-year-old Brad Warne on his debut to be on the end of a sweeping attack to touchdown 22-6.

Then the Rangers came more into the frame pulling back to 22-18.

But their joy was short lived when a Ford try and Dutton-Rosconie goal eased matters at 28- 18, with the visitors responding with a converted try 28-24.

Millom lost narrowly at home to Thornhill Rangers 22-20 after the score was level 10-10 at half time.

Tries for the Woolybacks came from Kai Williams, Rio Walker, Josh Blinkhorn and Daniel Hartley with two goals from Lee Postlethwaite.

In the North West Men’s League, Dalton came away with the points from Westhoughton Lions to the tune of 30-16.

Tries came from Owen Bridle, Brad Richards (2), Tom Sharpe and Ross Bird a brace plus three goals.

Hindpool were also winners, when they defeated Mayfield “A” 22-16 with Connor McDermott crossing for a hat-trick of tries with one from Lewis Sayle, while Ryan Kyte added three goals.

Ulverston’s game at Burtonwood was called off due to an unfit pitch, as was the case for Roose Pioneers at Wigan Springview.

In the Cumberland league, Askam went down 32-10 at Fallowfield Park to Maryport with Dale Lambton crossing for a brace of tries with one goal from Lewis Stables.