Ulverston under-16s reached the final of the North West Counties Plate as they came through a titanic tussle with Burtonwood Bridge by emerging 14-12 winners at Dragley Beck last Sunday.

It means the Furness area will have two teams competing in the various North West Youth Cup competitions after Roose Pioneers reached the Shield final in the under-15 age group.

It’s been a stop-start campaign for Ulverston so far, as they’ve only been able to play four league fixtures so far due to several postponements.

However, they now have a final against Wigan St Judes to look forward to later in the year and they’ll fancy their chances, as they play in the division above their opponents.

Walney Central and Barrow Island under-16s both had the weekend off, but they’ll be back in league action this Sunday against Widnes Moorfield and Folly Lane, respectively.

The only other teams from the area to take to the field last weekend were at under-12 level in the Barrow & District Youth League Cup.

League leaders Askam overpowered Roose Pioneers 40-14, while Barrow Island were also comfortable winners, as they dispatched Millom 34-10.

It was a much closer-run race between Dalton and Barrow Island, however, with the hosts eventually coming through 28-22.

As they head back to league matters, Roose under-15s will be confident of maintaining their 100 per cent record when they travel to bottom side Haydock Warriors, while Askam will look to bounce back against Ashton Bears Blacks.