Roose Pioneers under-15s continued their impressive season by coming from behind to defeat Belle Vue Belles 36-18, with Ellis Archer plundering yet another hat-trick.

The Bees started the brighter of the two teams, and after their two second rows both struck, Roose found themselves 12-0 down.

The young Pioneers managed to rouse themselves, however, with Cohen going on a barnstorming run, which led to Archer breaking the line from 40 metres out to score.

After good work from Hadwin and Roberts, Shepperd crossed over the level the scores, but Belle Vue regained their lead before half-time.

Roose turned around 18-12 behind, but they went on to dominate the second half, first squaring things up again when Archer seized upon an error before unleashing Young down the left and beat the cover with sheer pace.

The Pioneers took the lead for the first time after more great yardage running from Farren,Cohen and Hadwin, as Archer powered his way over from close range.

It wasn’t long before Archer completed his hat-trick when he was set up by Roberts before managing to stretch his arm over the line.

A great turnaround was then completed when Young somehow took Shepperd’s pass, which was slightly behind him, before beating the full back with ease to grab his second.

Archer converted all six of his side’s tries to finish with a personal haul of 24 points.

Roose are now five points clear at the top of Division Three of the North West Counties Youth League, having played a game more than second-placed Blackbrook Royals.

In Division Two, Askam fell to a 30-8 defeat at home to Rochdale Mayfield, their fourth loss in six league games this season.

Walney Central remain on one win in Division One of the under-16s league following an 18-0 loss at Shevington Sharks, while in the West Cumbria Youth League, Millom under-16s edged a thrillers 44-34 against their counterparts from Dalton.

In the under-14s division of the Barrow & District Youth League, Roose Pioneers were handsome 42-12 winners at Ulverston, while Askam thumped Millom 46-12.