Kells got through to the quarter-finals of rugby league's BARLA National Cup without breaking sweat.

The west Cumbrians should have hosted Mirfield Stags on Saturday but were given the tie as the Stags fielded too many ex-professionals in their previous cup game and were thrown-out.

Ellenborough are also through, but had to contend with monsoon-like conditions to get past Pennine League side Sharlston Rovers 20-6.

The visitors scored first after seven minutes when Liam Kendal went over for a try which he converted himself, but after that the Ellenborough defence proved impossible to breach.

By half-time Elbra had established a 12-6 lead with two tries in the 22nd and 28th minutes from Luke Broster and Luke Penrice, both converted by Owen Hoyles.

Kevin Hoban got a third Ellenborough try, before another unconverted try from Jordan Ostle.

A third Cumbrian side could be in the last eight but Glasson Rangers will have to try again next week against Beverley after their home game was postponed.

If they can win, they will have an attractive home tie in the quarters against Thatto Heath Crusaders.

Kells have landed an exciting home draw against National Conference Premier Division giants West Hull, while Ellenborough, former winners, have a tough tie at Premier Division opponents, Siddal.