A late opportunistic try from Sam Wicks gave a much-changed Furness a dramatic 22-19 victory at Creighton in Cumbria Division Two last Saturday.

Furness had won the reverse fixture comfortably earlier in the season and opened the scoring with an unconverted try after seven minutes, but found themselves 7-5 down at half-time after James McParlane hit back for the hosts.

Joe Mallinson then put Furness back in control of the game, but first fending off the Creighton scrum-half to go over before going over for his second of the afternoon after some great build-up play.

But the visitors took their foot off the gas, with dropped passes and aimless kicks letting the home side back into the game, which led to them striking through tries from Alex Taylor and Chris Marsh.

George Dudley’s conversion put them 19-17 ahead going into the closing stages, but Furness’ luck was in, as they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

A promising attack looked to have been for nothing when the ball was kicked ahead, with a pass looking the better option, but the Creighton full back failed to ground the ball, allowing Wicks to nip in claim all five points.

Elsewhere in the division, Millom picked up an excellent 21-13 win at home to Carlisle Crusaders, which moved them above south Cumbria rivals Windermere, who had the weekend off, and into fifth in the table.