Furness edge past Cockermouth in nip-
A LATE Ben Hughes try sealed victory for Furness over Cockermouth at the Strawberry Grounds.
FURNESS claimed a first on-
In a nip-
With Furness trailing, as they had done almost all afternoon – the visitors scoring first and the hosts replying to set the patten of a to-
Hughes took the ball near the posts and ran in to touchdown and seal the game. The visitors had dominated in the scrum for much of the afternoon, as the makeshift home pack battled to counter them.
Cockermouth also looked well-
Will Mallinson scored the first try for Furness after Cockermouth had opened the scoring, with the second coming from Ryan Cunningham, to mark his penultimate home game for the Blues.
The Welsh winger, whose time at Furness is coming to an end after he took a new job in the West Country, ran onto a chip kick over the top from man-
Into the second half, and with Cockermouth still holding the slender advantage, Rhys Studt – playing in an unfamiliar role at centre having moved from the back row – gathered the ball 25 yards from the Cockermouth line and exchanged passes with Joe Mallinson before going over at the clubhouse end near the posts.
Cockermouth still led into the final stages, but Hughes touched down for the decisive score.
Scrum half Sam Dutton added three conversions for the home side, who face Carlisle Crusaders in their final Cumbria League Cup group game at the start of January.