Askam’s difficult season in Division Two of the NCL continued last Saturday, as they came out second best on their travels to Wigan St Judes, losing 54-10.

It was the second week in a row in which they conceded over 50 points, as the villagers remained bottom with just one league win this season.

Russ Bolton and Kris Tyson crossed for Askam’s tries with Tyson adding one conversion.

In the North West Men’s League First Division, Ulverston responded to coach Dennis Porter’s call to start winning games and climb the ladder, and they did it in style by defeating Halton Simms Cross 32-18 at Dragley Beck.

They ran in five tries through Dan Crabtree, Marc Saunders, Jake Spedding, Sam Shepherd and Connor Saunders, who was on target with six goals. It was Ulverston’s second league win of the season and it lifted them above three teams in the table.

Walney Central were left frustrated by a call at 11:15am on the morning of their game to say that opponents Mayfield A would not be travelling to Central Drive due to a lack of players.

The Rochdale side, whose first team play in Conference Premier Division had previously assured the Cents on Thursday that they would be coming.

Joint-coach Dave Warne said: “It is annoying as due to injuries etc we had to call off our A team game with Ulverston on Friday night, losing the points. If we had known earlier, we could have played the Barrow League fixture.”

Craven Park is the venue for the Frank Reid Cup final on Wednesday evening (kick-off 7pm), with Dalton meeting Ulverston A. The Crooklands side saw off the challenge of Barrow Island A 38-10 in the semi-finals while Ulverston accounted for Askam A 36-10.