Windermere reached the semi-finals of the Cumbria Vase last Saturday with an emphatic 46-13 victory on the road at Creighton.

They got off to something of a false start, as they found themselves 8-0 down after ten minutes, but they had forced themselves 10-8 in front by the time 23 minutes had been played.

That lead had grown to 22-8 at the break after Windermere began to dominate and ran in two more tries.

Three more scores had been added, one of them converted, with 63 minutes on the clock, meaning the visitors had notched 39 unanswered points, with the two teams swapping tries in the closing stages.

Hawcoat Park A maintained their good run of form with a comfortable 38-5 win at Rochdale’s 3rd XV, scoring six tries in the process.

Rochdale actually opened the scoring with an unconverted try in the fifth minute, but Hawcoat levelled matters when Adam Armstrong finished in the corner before Harrison O’Brien put them in front a minute before half-time.

Lewis Sayle then chipped over the hosts’ defence before gathering and scoring under the posts eight minutes into the second half, with Will Coles going over next to make the result safe.

Simon Robertson was then set up by Robbie Pattingson to finish a length-of-the-field move before Pattingson himself rounded off the scoring in the 57th minute with a scorching 60-metre run.