Barrow Island under-16s moved up to fourth in Division Two of the North West Counties League thanks to an impressive 40-16 victory at Golborne Parkside last Sunday.

Island have had to bide their time when it comes to league action recently, but they produced a very good performance in what was just their fourth fixture (they have several games in hand on the teams around them) to move above Burtonwood Bulldogs.

Askam under-15s were the other team in the North West Leagues from the area who were in the groove during the weekend as they hammered bottom side Latchford Giants to secure their mid-table position in Division Two at that age group.

Ulverston under-16s league fixture at Westhoughton Lions was postponed, while Walney Central progressed into the semi-finals of the West Cumbria Youth Cup via a walkover after Kells were unable to raise a team.

In the under-14 competition, Hindpool Tigers crashed out after they were defeated 39-0 at home by Wath Brow Hornets, with Roose Pioneers running Hensingham closer, as they eventually went down 24-14 on their travel.

Askam under-12s moved into the semi-finals of their competition, as they defeated Millom 28-16 and they were joined in the last four by Barrow Island, who ran out 20-10 winners at Kells.

Hindpool bowed out, however, as they lost 42-0 on their own patch against Seaton Rangers.

A team from Furness will progress into the final of the Under-15 North West Counties final on Sunday, as Roose Pioneers face off against Askam.