WEST Bowling action man hooker Danny Halmshaw covered every blade of grass to ensure a 36-18 home victory against Barrow Island in the Kingstone Press National Conference Division Two clash at Emsleys Rec.

Bowling were given an early warning of the visitors' intent when their giant 6ft 4in-plus centre Ben Garner used all his attributes to crash over for the opening converted touchdown.

However, the Barrow side's celebrations were short-lived when centre Phil Monroe drew the cover to send wingman Kyle Moore dancing down the chalk and he cut inside to the uprights to leave stand-off Harry Williams to level the score at 6-6.

Wests scrum half Liam Coe dovetailed brilliantly in a combined move that saw Halmshaw pounce on a raking kick to the try line that caught the visitors napping.

The lively hooker then produced a telling flat pass from acting half to send substitute forward Nat Light on an unstoppable blast to the side of the posts.

Everything the well-drilled Wests outfit attempted bore fruit and the visitors were clearly bewildered when, following a number of diversionary plays, Coe sprinted clear and sold a clever dummy to scamper over, leaving Williams to add his third conversion for a 22-6 half-time lead.

Bowling showed no mercy on the restart when Halmshaw slid a clever kick behind the line for Monroe to touch down with ease.

That was soon followed by a Williams sleight of hand which permitted loose forward Ollie Bartle a clear run to the whitewash.

Williams duly made sure of all the extras and Bowling were home and dry at 34-6. Regrettably there was still 20 minutes left on the clock and, with the home concentration fading, Barrow prop forward Josh McBain crashed over for a converted effort.

Alarm bells started to ring loudly when the visitors' full back Jake Stockdale sprinted the length of the field from a set scrum without a finger being laid on him for another six-pointer in the bag.

At this point Halmshaw resumed his role at the centre of the proceedings to cleverly run down the clock and Williams completed the winning tally with a penalty success on the final whistle as Bowling bounced back from their derby defeat to Dudley Hill.