Furness had the daunting task of facing Cumbria Division Two leaders Silloth last Saturday, but they gave a good account of themselves at the Strawberry Grounds during a 24-10 defeat.

Their visitors have won every league game they have played this season, often putting their opponents to the sword, but they found fourth-placed Furness a tough nut to crack in the stormy conditions.

From playing the team who look destined for promotion at the end of the campaign, Furness next have a trip to Wigton Wanderers at the weekend, with their hosts lying at the foot of the table.

Windermere couldn’t prevent second-placed Workington from recording their 15th straight win, as they were comfortably defeated 29-0 on the road.

The hosts opened the scoring from their first attack, after seven minutes, when Adam Hodgson hustled his way through to score in the corner.

Mark Murphy then doubled the lead to 10-0 with another unconverted try, rounding off a slick passing move, but Windermere were resolute in defence for long periods against their in-form opponents.

Tom Lawson set up Will Todhunter for Workington’s third just before half-time to take the score to 17-0 before Andrew Bowe crashed over to seal their bonus point seven minutes into the second half.

Scott Campbell then evaded the tiring visitors to score on 54 minutes before, with conditions worsening, the referee chose to end the contest early, out of concern for player safety.

Millom’s match against bottom side Wigton Wanderers was postponed after the away side were unable to raise a team. It is hoped the game will be rescheduled in the next couple of weeks.