Furness gave a good account of themselves against league leaders Cockermouth in Cumbria Division One last Saturday, but they couldn't prevent themselves from going down to a 17-6 defeat.

Cockermouth travelled to the Strawberry Grounds without eight of their regular first team players but they showed their strength in depth, with Matty Wilson stepping in at fly-half and kicking a couple of difficult conversions as well as a penalty.

Furness had a couple of penalties from Dave Finlayson to show for their efforts and the Blues' last game before Christmas brings a difficult trip up the coast to Workington.

Hawcoat Park A had their best day of the season by far, as they swept to a 48-0 thrashing of bottom side Clitheroe 2nd XI that moved them one place up the table and into eighth. They'll need to keep on turning out in numbers as they have been warned by their league that they risk expulsion if two more of their games are called off due to them being unable to raise a team.

Millom suffered a tough afternoon at Wilson Park, as Whitehaven hammered them 55-5 on their own patch, while Windermere could only muster a penalty from Bertie Hodgson in their 22-3 home defeat against Egremont.

Meanwhile, Barrovian Ryan Shaw suffered another heavy defeat with Yorkshire Carnegie in the Championship Cup, as they were dispatched 54-5 by the Cornish Pirates.