Cockermouth and Aspatria usually serve-up entertaining fare when their paths cross, and Saturday’s clash was no different.

The Titans came out on top 36-28 in the Iggesund Cumberland ARL Division One Top Four semi-final.

But much of the talk beforehand had been on Cockermouth’s return to their old ground at Highfield, a venue which brought back many happy memories to the older followers of the club.

It’s 18 years since they played there but it seems very possible they will be starting next season at Highfield.

Certainly the return to old haunts seemed to inspire the modern crop of Cockermouth players as they established a good lead, 20-6 by half-time.

Although Aspatria had slightly the better of the second half, they couldn’t do quite enough.

It was seven tries to five in favour of the Titans with both Jack Clarke and Peter Wood helping themselves to a brace.

Mark Skillen, Chris Graham and John Irving scored the others with Clarke landing four goals.

For Aspatria, there were tries from Ken Bowes, Luke Johnson, Stuart Creighton, Scott Donald and David Wilson. Johnson landed four goals.

The Man-of-the-Match for Cockermouth was Matt Skillen with the Aspatria award going to Scott Donald.

Cockermouth will play Wath Brow A, the league winners, in the Top Four final after the Hornets’ second string beat Egremont A 18-6 on Thursday.

Premier Division champions Distington will be fancied to pick up more silverware this season and they have reached the EB Lamb Amateur Cup final.

Mind you, Seaton made them battle all the way in Saturday’s semi-final before they got on top to win 26-16.

Seaton had suggested a shock was possible as they led 10-8 at half-time but gradually Distington started to assert their authority on the game and got the points that mattered.

Malik Steel, Mark Surtees and Liam Wood scored the Seaton tries with Mark Walker landing two goals.

For Distington, there were tries for Steven Clark, Gavin Martin, Grant Dryden, Ryan Hodgson and Kieran Ritchie. Clark kicked three goals.