Keswick enjoyed their best away result of the season in North One West when they were narrowly beaten 24-22 on the Isle of Man by Douglas.

Playing their best rugby of the season, as they did much better at the set pieces, Keswick actually led 17-7 at the break.

Ryan Weir (two) and James Hinkley had scored tries, one of which was converted by Lewis Bell.

Douglas rallied in the second half and took a 24-17 lead into the last 10 minutes.

In a determined finish by Keswick a try by Harry Vaillant gave them the chance of a draw but Bell’s touchline conversion attempt was just wide.

They go back into action tonight at Penrith under the Winters Park floodlights (7.30pm kick-off) as they meet for the fixture which was postponed because of Richard Atkinson’s sudden death.

For Penrith the relief will be in getting back into first team action after they did not fulfil their first team fixture last Saturday for the first time in living memory.

They didn’t travel to Wilmslow as they couldn’t raise a full side and were particularly short of qualified front row players.

It will cost Penrith a five-point penalty and the game will have to be played on February 22.

To complete the squad for the previous away game, both coaches were named on the bench.

Penrith have used 42 players to date this season.

Of the 42, 14 were available, five were out of the country, 10 were injured and the remainder were unavailable with either social, family, illness, or work commitments, some of which only occurred on the Saturday morning,

Manager Mike Sanderson said: “I hope this acts as a wake-up call and players now do not cry off so lightly and leave the commitment to other members of the squad.”