Barrow Select celebrated a double success at Craven Park last Sunday as they defeated Scotland at under-16 and under-19 level to make light of the wet conditions.

Scotland were using the matches as a build-up to the upcoming Home Nations series and were up against the pick of the young players from the amateur clubs in the Furness area.

In the under-16s clash, which kicked off the double header, they were unfortunately undermanned and finished the match with just 11 players as Barrow Select ran out comfortable 48-6 winners.

The persistent rain had finally worn off by the time the under-19s took to the field, with Scotland actually fielding a couple of local boys in Barrow Island's Max Anderson-Moore and Millom's Andy McKee.

There would have been a third had prop Connor Terrill - recently signed by Barrow Raiders - not had to sit the game out with a broken foot.

The awful weather from earlier in the day made handling very difficult for both sides, with Scotland coming so close to opening the scoring when Pat Kelly made a superb tackle on their full back.

Barrow Select then went ahead in a contest of three 20-minute periods following a swift move that saw the ball go through the hands of Harry Gordon and Elliot Bibby before Sam Purslow went in on the right wing.

The home side doubled their lead to 8-0 just before the end of the first period when Bibby, who had a superb match, produced an excellent finish down the left.

Bibby then turned provider again as Jack Stevenson powered through for what was the only score of the second period.

Bibby then rounded off the scoring with four minutes of the match remaining after being picked out by Gordon, with Kelly's goal taking the score to 18-0.

Scotland finished the match with a man in the sin bin after a burst by Josh Holmes, but Barrow couldn't force one last score.