Windermere consolidated their fifth-place position in Cumbria Division Two last Saturday, as they ran out 22-8 winners against south Cumbria rivals Millom at Dawes Meadow.

It was a full-blooded match played in awful conditions and it was the hosts who managed to adapt the better, as they went seven points clear of sixth-placed Carlisle Crusaders.

It was also the perfect response to being 'nilled' at Workington the previous week for Windermere, who have a two-week break before their next match against Wigton Wanderers (should their badly struggling hosts be able to raise a team this time).

This was Millom's first match in a fortnight, since their 78-10 hammering at league leaders Silloth, and they will be able to take some positives from what was a battling performance.

However, they were unable to prevent Windermere from completing a league double over them, after going down 19-12 in the reverse fixture back in November.

After defeating their opponents 35-0 at home the previous week, Hawcoat Park’s return fixture against St Benedicts in the Cumbria Shield was postponed, with the match likely to be rescheduled for early next month.

Their next match will see them host Whitehaven on March 23, by which point they won't have taken to the field in three weeks.

The Maroon and White’s A team were narrowly defeated 8-5 by Preston Grasshoppers 4th XV last Saturday in awful conditions. It was their fifth loss in six games.

Furness were also left with a blank weekend in Cumbria Division Two, as their game at bottom side Wigton Wanderers was called off. They also have this Saturday off before returning to action at home to Carlisle Crusaders on March 23.