The amateur rugby league season is now under way in earnest and for Millom and Ulverston it led to a winning start, writes Paddy McAteer.

The Woolybacks came from behind in Division Three of the National Conference League to beat Oldham St Annes 20-16 at Devonshire Road after trailing 10-16 at the break.

Millom's tries came from Jordan Moyes, Jonathan Hodgson and Rio Wilson with Lee Postlethwaite adding two goals, as they put their shock Barton Townley Cup exit against Dalton behind them.

Matty Storey led from the front as Ulverston cruised to a 40-18 victory over Haresfinch at Dragley Beck in Division One of the North West Men's League.

The skipper ran in a hat-trick of tries, with Ulverston's other scores coming from Johny Hutton, Marc Storey, Mike Reekes and Liam Whinfield. Connor Saunders kicked five goals with one more coming from Storey.

Askam were heavily beaten 50-12 at Heworth in their first away game of the season in NCL Division Three, meaning they have lost all three of their matches since being demoted last season. Kier Shepherd and Brad Jackson crossed for their tries, with the latter adding two conversions.

There was no joy for Barrow Island in Division Two, either, as they lost 42-14 at Dewsbury Celtic after trailing 22-10 at the break.

The home side went 6-0 ahead before Adam Jackson followed up his own kick to score and convert and Ade Wright also crossed before Celtic built up that 12-point lead.

Josh Banham crossed for the only points in the second half in which Island had three tries disallowed.

Hindpool Tigers went down 29-14 at home to Wigan St Patricks A after the scores were tied at 14-14 at half- time. Paul Rickleton crossed for a brace of tries with Connor McDermott also touching down, while Connor Gooding added one conversion.

Roose Pioneers lost for the second week running at Cadishead Rhinos, going down 20-16, with Adam Batty, Bailie Kershaw and Rob Shepherd touching down and Batty adding two goals. On the plus side, making a man of the match debut was 16-year-old Ben Hampson.

Daltons return to the NWML was delayed as their scheduled game at Bury Broncos was postponed due to a water-logged pitch.