St Benedict's got a welcome win in midweek when they made progress in the Cumbria Cup.

Bottom of North One West, with only one win to their name, they beat Egremont 27-19 at Bleach Green.

Credit to the Cumbria League side who gave it 110 per cent to try to steal the game after Saints had led 17-0 at half-time.

Ryan Fisher, Steven Wood and Marin O’Neill all scored tries, one converted by Steven Wood.

Egremont rallied in the second half with two tries and at 17-12 it was game on.

But Saints rallied again and, after Kristian Wood kicked a penalty, Steve Nelson went over for a try which Wood converted.

From the last play of the game, Egremont gained more consolation for a brave effort by scoring a third try.

Saints coach Ian McQuire said: “We put in a few young lads who all did well.

"Aiden Peaty at scrum-half and Owen Martin on the wing looked very promising.”

Benny’s play catch-up in the league tomorrow when they host leaders Vale of Lune, surprisingly beaten 31-24 at home by Douglas last weekend – their first defeat of the season.

Wigton have a Cumbria Cup tie tomorrow, a potential banana skin at Cockermouth, but one they will expect to avoid.

Cockermouth have hit form in the last few weeks and are a side well coached by Chris Wright. Wigton will need to go there in the right frame of mind.

Aspatria have a walk-over in the Cumbria Cup after scheduled opponents Creighton conceded the tie.

So too have Penrith, after Moresby cried-off while Silloth had to concede their midweek tie against holders Carlisle.

They had to duck out of the cup match because of a lack of front-row players but they hope to be okay tomorrow when they travel to Millom for their catch-up Cumbria League game.

Last Saturday’s 41-26 win over Workington at the Ellis was a massive response to two consecutive League defeats.

Ex-Netherhall coach Carl Phillips has joined Mark Orchard on the coaching staff and they are taking a different approach to both training and matchdays.

“We are bringing young local lads into the squad and knew it would take time to gel but, as a result, the future looks good at Silloth. A good win at Millom would put us only a win off top spot in the league and right back in the mix," said Orchard.

“We’ve had our bad luck at the start of the season so hopefully it’s now out of the way."

Ricki Sutcliffe scored four tries in the win over the Zebras and Ryan Morris got the other two.

Whitehaven are the new league leaders after they demolished Carlisle Crusaders 69-0.

Tomorrow, they have an interesting Cumbria Cup tie at home to Hawcoat Park.

That’s a clash between the Cumbria League leaders and the team who are bottom of the league above.

Workington have been very inconsistent this season and could be in for a really tough contest tomorrow.

It will very much depend on what sort of team Kendal bring to the Ellis.

They and Kirkby Lonsdale are Cumbria’s highest-ranked teams playing in the North Premier League – three levels above the Zebras.