Kells continued their climb away from relegation trouble with another important win in the National Conference Premier Division.

For the second week in a row they beat one of the bottom two, this time seeing off Myton Warriors 20-13.

But it was far from plain sailing as the West Cumbrians trailed 13-4 with just a quarter of the game to go.

It took a really big finish from the hosts to turn things round as they went in for three tries through man-of-the-match Paul Cullnean, Dominic Wear and Lewis Smith, two of them converted by Wear.

They had actually scored first with an unconverted try by Tyrone Dalton before Myton came back to lead 12-4 at the break.

Dave Book and Lee James went in for tries, both converted by Ash James, and their only other point came from a Kris Walker field goal on 52 minutes.

Kells, though, were Cumbria’s only winners in the Premier Division as both Egremont Rangers and Wath Brow Hornets were beaten.

Second-in-the-table Egremont had led 16-0 midway through the first-half at Underbank Rangers and at the break still enjoyed a 22-12 advantage. But in a disappointing second-half they were eventually beaten 34-26.

It had all looked plain sailing early on as Matty Henson (2), Michael Elwood and Tom Horner went in for tries, three of them converted by Matty Bewsher.

But all they could manage in the second-half was an unconverted try from Fraser McNee, although they still stay second in the table.

The Huddersfield side scored tries through Courtney Allette (2), Owen Restall, Joe Bobbin, Danny Hirst and Sam Ansell, Richard Pogson kicked five goals.

Siddal had travelled to Wath Brow with only 15 players but the lack of options from the bench didn’t trouble them too much as they went home with an 18-8 victory.

Mind you it was tight all the way through and the visitors won it with two tries in the last 10 minutes.

They had turned round all square on 8-8 and it stayed that way until those two late tries from Henry Turner and Thomas Garrett, one of them converted by Chris Brooke.

Wath Brow had started well enough, opening up an 8-2 lead with unconverted tries by Peter Caddy and Cole Walker-Taylor against a Brooke penalty.

Almost on half-time Siddal had brought the scores level with a try from Jake Smith which Brooke converted.