There was more joy for Carlisle Villa ABC as they were again on their travels, competing in two more shows.

Villa competed in Hawick, before they then travelled to the Greenhill Hotel on Saturday to compete on Wigton ABC’s show.

In Scotland, first up was Carlisle’s Cain Quinn who took on Galashiels youth fighter Jack Swaney in a rematch from last month’s Crown and Mitre show which Quinn had won.

Swaney started well and took to the centre of the ring, setting the tempo with his southpaw jab. But Quinn countered nicely with one-two shots and was warming to the task.

Swaney tried to regain control, only for Quinn to counter most of the jabs well to take the first round.

There was much of the same in the second as Swaney held the centre, throwing his long jabs. This time though, he was adding a backhand which kept Quinn at distance for a short while.

It didn’t take long for Quinn to, once again, nullify the long jab with some clever slip and counters, sending the young Scotsman on to the ropes where he got to work with his hooks and uppercuts.

Quinn was in control going into the third round, but young Swaney put up a gallant effort and gave his all in a much more even contest than the first. 

But it was Quinn, once again, who came back home with the win.

Then, on Saturday, Ben Thomson and Jack Lindsay represented the Carlisle club as they made the short trip to Wigton.

Lindsay, 11, was on bout number one, matched against local lad Jayden Edgar in a skills and development bout.

Both boxers showed some great skill in a well-controlled non-scoring bout.

Thomson, 15, from Trinity School, was the other Villa boxer to take part as he faced North West Junior Development champion Jack Dixon.

The aim for Thomson was to keep the bout at range, utilising his reach advantage and Dixon was trying to push forward with constant pressure, making for an intriguing contest.

Having taken the centre of the ring, Thomson was in control before Dixon landed a sharp right hand which knocked Thomson backwards but there was insufficient time to follow this up as the bell sounded.

Dixon responded well to take the second round in dominant fashion.

Carlisle Villa lad Thomson, though, with his clever movement and boxing at distance, took the third and final round as he claimed the bout on a split decision.