Furness hauled themselves away from the foot of Cumbria Division One after Tez Nueto scored two of their seven tries in what turned out to be a comfortable 43-0 win at home to Millom.

The Blues went into their derby clash at the Strawberry Grounds feeling confident after their brave showing against leaders St Benedicts the previous week, but they were made to work hard in the early stages.

There were several skirmishes in the early stages and the referee felt the need to keep a lid on things by sending both Furness' Dale Lambert and Millom captain Trevor Dixon to the sin bin for fighting.

The match was still in balance at half-time with Furness 12-0 ahead, but the hosts eased clear after the break, with Will Mallinson, Joe Mallinson, Kieran Porter, Adam Jackson and Ben Hughes all crossing the whitewash to add to Nueto's double.

Fly-half Dave Finlayson kicked four conversions for the Blues, who are now tenth in the table, three points behind Millom, and will be confident of making it back-to-back wins when they travel to bottom side Creighton this weekend.

Millom will journey to the team directly above them in the division, Egremont.

Hawcoat Park A picked up their biggest win of the season, as they thrashed Rossendale 3rd XV 55-7 on their own patch to go above them in Division Four North of the Halbro League.