Jackson sparkles as hat-trick hero in defensive masterclass

Delighted: Coach Damian Duncan on the attack for Bamber Bridge
Delighted: Coach Damian Duncan on the attack for Bamber Bridge

NORTH WEST COUNTIES League division two

Bamber Bridge 42
Hindpool 14

Bamber Bridge recorded their second win of the season by seeing off Hindpool at Withy Grove Park.

Damian Duncan’s side were quick out of the blocks with Ben Whewell crossing the line after just 45 seconds.

Jamie Jackson added the conversion and followed it up with a converted try of his own.

Hindpool hit back with two tries in as many minutes before Jackson bagged his second try of the afternoon.

Bamber Bridge kept the scoreboard ticking over with Duncan bursting through the Hindpool defence to make it 24-10.

Before the break, Hindpool had the final say with two penalties to make it 10 points between the two sides.

A superb defensive display in the second half kept Hindpool from getting back into the game including Aaron Marshall back to good form with some telling darting runs and a high work rate .

Winger Marshall was rewarded
for his hard work with Lee Cadwallader breaking through the visitors defence before offloading to Marshall to touch down on 72 minutes.

The final seven minutes was the Jamie Jackson show as he added another dozen points to his match tally.

A great platform set by Ben Whewell and Cadwallader put Jackson in for his hat-trick
which he improved for six kicks from six.

And Jackson also the recipient of some great teamwork as Duncan, Marshall, Dixon, McLaughlin and Callum Brown shifted the ball across the park.

Marshall provided the final assist to give Jackson an opportunity to make it seven from seven kicks and four tries to give him a personal haul of 30 points.