Clubs in the Barrow & District Junior Football League took a break from the bread and butter if their campaigns last Saturday for the first round of action in this season's Knockout Cup.

Unfortunately, the weather again played havoc with the fixtures, with nine of them falling victim to the wet weather and now having to be rearranged at a later date.

Thankfully, the under-16 match between Walney Island and Holker Old Boys Greens at Tummerhill was one of the ties to survive the rain and it was to the visitors' advantage, as they ran out 3-2 winners to progress to the quarter finals.

In one of the closest matches of the weekend, two goals from Mathew Roberts weren't quite enough for Walney.

That was the only match in the under-16s to take place, but there was a terrific match in the under-14 competition, as Askam United under-13s continued their excellent start to the season with a 5-3 win over Furness Cavaliers under-13s.

Jack Ponter struck twice for Askam, whose other goals came from Harley Hunter, Max Pucknell and Rhys Butcher, while Cavs hit back through Sam Jackson (2) and Josh Larkin.

It wasn't anything like as close in the other two ties to take place in that age group as Millom Juniors Black overpowered Hawcoat Park under-13s 12-0.

It was even more clear cut at Furness College, where Furness Cavaliers ran out 14-0 winners at home to Ulverston Rangers under-13s.

There were hat-tricks for Freddie Lawton and substitute Robert Williams, while Raddslaw Bemler, Jake Lamb and Elliott Stoker all scored twice with the other goals coming from Harvey Clark and Kai Williams.

In the first round of the under-12 competition, Jack Bond's hat-trick helped Furness Rovers Royals to a 4-2 away win at Crooklands Casuals Blacks.

Cassies led twice through Brandon Cross and Will Clough, either side of a Harry Nicholson equaliser, before the Royals hit back in style through Bond's treble in the second half.

Holker Old Boys swept into the quarter finals by thrashing Millom Juniors 11-3 on their own patch at Wilson Park