FIVE years ago, Seaton completed a major trophy double when they beat Distington in the final of the Askew Groundworks Cumberland Cup at the Copeland Stadium.

Distington, searching for a trophy treble, appeared to have the Indian sign over their rivals having beaten them three times recently — twice in the Cumbria Men’s League to clinch the title and the other in the semi-final of the E Lamb Amateur Cup which they went on to win.

But it was Seaton who ended the final marathon the stronger, and after the 80 minutes had ended 16-16, they powered home in extra time to in 29-18.

Distington had started the final better than their rivals and in the first quarter of the game built-up a 12-0 lead with tries from winger Phil Lister nd centre Nicky Cook, both converted by Scott George.

But crucially Seaton finished the half strongly and on 33 minutes loose-forward Tom Curwen got over for a try, which Mewes converted.

Then three minutes later, winger Scott Rooke scored their second try, but this time it went unconverted.

With a slender 12-10 lead at the break to Distington, it was still clearly anyone’s game and that was reflected in the way it ebbed and flowed in the third quarter without a single point being added.

But then on 67 minutes, Seaton got the lead for the first time as Curwen charged over for his second try, converted by Mewes.

Seaton thought they might have settled it, but four minutes from time winger Will Ritchie got over to level the scores and George’s missed conversion meant the sides were heading for extra-time.

Two minutes into the first period of extra-time Seaton gave away a silly penalty and George was successful this time to edge Distington back in front.

But by half-time in the deciding 20 minutes, Seaton had started to take a grip on the game. Winger Nathan Lawman and stand-off Richard George both scored tries in the 86th and 90th minutes, with Mewes converting both.

The only score in the second period was a drop goal from Seaton’s Dominic Smallwood to wrap up a famous victory.