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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Cup win for Seaton over league rivals

SEATON booked their place in the SJR Building Contractors Cumberland Cup semi-finals by defeating old foes Kells with a strong second-half performance on Saturday.

It was tight at the break with Seaton just edging the second round clash 6-4 but they used home advantage to the full in the second half to run out 20-6 winners and earn a tie with Wath Brow in the semis.

Paul Rooke crossed for Seaton’s only try in the first half, with Chris Highton converting, and Kells replied with a touchdown from Tony Burns.

Then, in the second half, Duncan Moyle, Andy McGlasson and Adam McGlasson all got over the whitewash for the home side, with Brett Phillips converting one. Kells’ lone reply was a penalty from the boot of Burns.

Broughton Red Rose secured a final appearance when they saw off Maryport after extra time in the E Lamb & Son Amateur Cup semi-finals.

Maryport were leading at half-time 14-6 but they let it slip away following a Red Rose comeback and the game was locked at 20-20 when the final hooter sounded.

It took a Mark Walker drop-goal to seal the game in Broughton’s favour, although Maryport had a chance to sneak it in the dying minutes when they were awarded a penalty but the kick was missed. Broughton will now face Seaton in the final.

Walker proved to be the key to victory for Broughton as he finished with a brace of tries, a penalty goal and three conversions to go with his drop-goal. Jonathan Ritson also touched down.

For Maryport there were tries for Patrick Vaughan, Daniel Rooney and Mark Foster, plus three Craig Foster penalties and one conversion.

In the league, Wath Brow Hornets ran away with their division one game against Hensingham, finishing 58-10 victors with tries across the park.

Kevin Williamson and David Byers led the way with braces and there was one each for Liam Martin, Paul Murphy, Craig Dixon, Jamie Irving, Martin Barwise and Francis King. Neil McCartney scored the try of the game with an 80-metre interception.

Ryan Doran slotted over six conversions and Martin Barwise one to round off the scoring for the Cleator Moor side.

Hensingham’s replies both came in the second half, with James Cartmel and Curtis Vallelly both touching down and Jamie Sharp converting one.

In division two, Kells A could not raise a team to play Egremont but Salterbeck Storm were clear winners against Gt Clifton Lions 54-28.

Daniel Riddick was the leading light for the Storm with a hat-trick of tries to his name, supported by David Watson and Alex Heskett with a brace apiece. There were further tries for Craig Dowling, Alan Moffat, Jason Graham and Liam Wilson, the latter also converting five.

Daniel Park and Shaun Woolfe also crossed for two apiece for the Lions, with Nicky Burgess touching down and kicking four goals.

Fixtures - Today - Division one: Wath Brow v Kells.

Tomorrow - Division one: Distington v Hensingham, Glasson v Broughton RR.

Division two: Seaton A v Hensingham A, Salterbeck A v Frizington.

Dale Campbell-Savours Cup round one: Gt Clifton v Cockermouth.

Tuesday - Division two: Frizington v Egremont, Hensingham A v Gt Clifton.

Wednesday - Division two: Seaton A v Kells A.

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