Millom finally picked up their first win of the season in Cumbria Division Two last Saturday when they defeated bottom side Wigton Wanderers 15-7 on their own patch.

After opening their campaign with four defeats, including a narrow 34-27 reverse at Furness last week, Millom gave themselves a real boost in windy conditions, although they had to come from behind.

They trailed 7-0 at half-time through Sam Harrison’s converted try, but hit back when prop Kevin Rogan was driven over before Chris Parks’ penalty gave them the lead.

The win was effectively sealed with ten minutes left when Trevor Dixon dotted down near the posts.

Furness suffered a torrid afternoon, as their understrength team were thrashed 57-5 by league leaders Silloth.

The visitors travelled up the coast with only 11 players in their ranks after several of their number pulled out of the fixture, but Silloth were sympathetic to their cause and ‘loaned’ three of their own.

Not surprisingly, the hosts dominated from the start, scoring three tries in the opening 15 minutes in the driving rain and had added two more before Corne Els pulled a score back for Furness before half-time.

Already restricted to 14 men, Furness lost Alex Mason to injury, with Silloth making the most of the extra space.