Barrow Island Ladies were knocked out of the Women's Challenge Cup last Sunday as they were defeated 38-18 at Rating Lane by Warrington Wolves in the second round.

Going into the game, Warrington were unbeaten since losing to Barrow in the first game of the season and with the addition of several new players would be a strong challenge.

The visitors scored the opening try of the game when they made the most of a Barrow mistake and they made their pressure tell with a well-working second score to move into a 12-0 lead.

The hosts halved the deficit when after good work from Emily Stirzaker, Jodie Litherland and Samantha Norman the ball was passed to birthday girl Michelle Larkin, who raced in under the sticks.

However, the Wolves struck again off a knock-on before Barrow hit back again when Jodie Litherland weaved her way over after combining with Emily Stirzaker to reduce the gap to 18-12 at half-time.

But Warrington took control of the game in the second half and despite fine running and defensive efforts from Halcrow and Clancy, they scored two quick tries, one of them converted, to widen their advantage to 16 points.

Barrow did manage to respond for a third time, despite some good defensive work from the Wolves, as Stirzaker forced her way over from close range to give the home side a glimmer of hope.

Barrow then unfortunately had a try disallowed, as Litherland raced away to the corner only for the pass to her to be judged to have gone forward.

Warrington then made certain of victory against their tiring hosts as they forced their way through in the corner before their scrum-half scored a great try to round off the scoring.

Barrow Ladies are on their own turf again tomorrow, as they welcome Widnes Vikings to Rating Lane on their return to league action in the Women's Championship, with the match kicking off at 2pm.