HINDPOOL Tigers remain top of Division Two of the North West Men's League following their comprehensive 32-14 victory over neighbours Roose Pioneers.

The Tigers sit proudly at the top of the ladder making it eight wins from eight to maintain their 100 per cent record.

The opening exchanges were even with the deadlock broken on 28 minutes with Pioneers going ahead with a neat try from Sam Beattie.

The visitors swept downfield before the ball was in the hands of Beattie, who when approached by Jack Osman, chipped the ball over the full-back’s head to regather and dot the ball down, Matty Roberts converting 0-6.

However, the home side reacted with a double try and conversion to lead 12 -6.

Grant Burns, who shone throughout with Paul Rickleton, and both were involved with the first try.

Burns made a fine break inside his own half parting to Zac Middlehurst and on hand to cut inside the cover was Rickleton, Ryan Kyte converting.

Shortly after Ricklerton tore through the Pioneers cover, parting to Daryll Archer who raced clear to score, he was impeded over the line which resulted in Burns and Beattie spending 10 minutes in the sin bin.

Evan James and Roberts were working hard for Pioneers, but it was the Tigers who edged further ahead when swift handling along the line enabled Rocco Scarpone to get in at the corner.

Pioneers started the second half with determination with Regan Livingstone breaking through for the impressive Luke Chelton to be held short of the line.

However, quick hands saw Glen Phillips in at the corner 14-10.

The Tigers responded with a fine try engineered by Archer, he released Rickleton who made good yards but when tackled slipped the ball to Kyte who crossed the whitewash, he also tagged on the goal 20-10.

Connor McDermott strode over in the corner minutes later with Kyte adding the goal 26-10.

Kyte then added a penalty goal 28-10.

There was no stopping the Tigers as Middlehurst tore downfield to send Finn Goodings over the line 32-10.

Pioneers rounded off the scoring with an unconverted try from Josh Tranter.

At Kelland Park, a late try from Elliott Bibby kept Dalton top of the ladder in Division One with a 26-26 draw against second-placed Hindley who led 18-10 at the break.

Bibby was earlier on the scoreboard with other tries coming from Pat Kelly, Tom Sharpe and Owen Bridle.

Kelly and Ross Bird (2) added goals.

Ulverston came out on top against Chorley Panthers with a 36-20 victory.

Tries came from Jack Aiken (2), Marc Storey, Max Nisbet and Liam Saunders with Jai Smoothy adding six goals.

In the Conference, Barrow Island almost pulled off a shock win over Division Two leaders Shaw Cross.

Island were 20-4 up at one stage only to lose 20-26. Tries came from Nathan Sneesby, Finn Dutton-Rosconie and Sam Jones, who added four goals.

Millom went down 40-18 at Thornhill Trojans after trailing 18-6 at the break. Tries came via Nial Harris (2), and Owen High, with three goals from Jack Newbiggin.