Ulverston under-16s claimed the local bragging rights last Sunday when they defeated Barrow Island 42-28 in Division Two of the North West Counties Youth League.

Their impressive performance at Rating Lane was Ulverston’s second league win of the season and it allowed them leapfrog Island in the table and up to fourth, while it also emulated their senior team’s recent triumph in the Barton Townley Cup semi-finals.

Ellis Archer produced another outstanding individual performance, as he scored 40 points in Roose Pioneers under-15s’ came up with a 68-0 away-day thumping of Leigh Miners Rangers Golds.

Archer’s haul included five tries and ten goals and it was the second time he has managed such a feat this season, as the Pioneers maintained their 100 per cent league record.

They were coming off the back of a cup defeat at Langworthy Reds, but they quickly got that out of their system, with man-of-the-match Josh Cohen leading what was a rampaging performance from the pack.

Roose’s other scorers during the match were Ethan Hadwin, Taylor Roberts, Tom Farren, Cohen, and Jackson Young.

It was a brilliant display of rugby from the Pioneers side, who had been asked by the coaches to use what they do in training and play free-flowing rugby in attack, and defend with good movement and communication.

They’ll be looking to produced the same again against the same opposition in the quarter finals of the NWC Shield this weekend, while in the same competition, Askam will be travelling to Belle Vue Bees.

In the under-16 North West Youth Shield, Barrow Island have an away quarter final at Crosfields, while Ulverston will be welcoming Cadishead Rhinos in the last eight of the Plate.

Walney Central return from a two-week break at home to Oldham St Annes in the quarter finals of the Cup competition.