Furness Phantoms finished off their season in style as they defeated Knottingley Raiders 19-8 at Glaxo Sports Club last Sunday in a match that was interrupted by a thunderstorm.

Knottingley made the three-hour journey to Ulverston with play-off ambitions in Division Two North of the BAFA National League, but they were outfought by a Phantoms side with only pride to play for.

The hosts hadn't won since the opening day of the season, so the pressure was on for them to end a disappointing campaign on a high and take something into next year.

They went ahead within minutes of the kick-off when Kyle Murphy broke free on an inside run from 40 yards out for an early touchdown, with Dan Marshall kicking the extra point.

The weather then stopped play for half an hour, but once proceedings resumed, Furness extended their advantage after pounding the ball for several drives, which led to Joel Vilchez crossing the line from close quarters.

Phantoms went into half time 13-0 in front, but Knottingley put themselves back in contention after an outside run that was followed by a two-point conversion.

However, the hosts held their nerve and sealed the victory when Joe Allington broke through several tackles in a 35-year scamper.