Distington are sending out strong signals that they do not intend to concede the Iggesund Cumberland League title this year, and were in good form at Lowca in a 54-14 victory.

It was virtually all over at half-time as they led 30-0, but Lowca can take some heart that they only lost the second-half 24-14.

The hosts’ second half tries were scored by Jordan Milburn, James McNally and James Taylor with one goal from Keith Campbell.

The Distington tries were scored by Jamie Friel (2), Tom Glover, Ryan Hodgson, Gavin Martin, Kelvin Lynch, Grant Dryden, Clayton Sutton and Steve Clark,

There were nine goals for Sutton with Adam Conway picking up the man of the match award. Emmerson Allen was named man of the match for Lowca.

Ellenborough Rangers are still top dogs though after a comfortable 44-14 home win over Seaton Rangers.

The league leaders scored 22 points in each half and pulled away impressively in the second-half.

Andrew Ostle helped himself to a hat-trick and was named Ellenborough’s man of the match and he was followed over the Seaton line by Ben Robinson, Luke Penrice, Matthew Bell, Zac Olstrum and Kai Gilhespy. Owen Hoyles kicked six goals.

For Seaton there were tries by Liam Williamson (2) and Jordan Pritt with one conversion from Kieran Mewse. Liam Wood was their man of the match.

Ellenborough also won the battle of the respective second teams – both new to the competition. It was 18-4 at half-time and Elbra A pulled away to win 38-8, restricting Seaton A to two tries from Steve Newell and Stuart Gallagher.

For Ellenborough A there were tries for Nicky Harris (2), Logan Potter (2), Thomas Connolly, Craig Holdsworth and Jon Stoddart. Michael Hill kicked five goals.

Steve Newell was man of the match for Seaton with Barry Devlin picking up the award for Ellenborough.

Wath Brow A are looking the main threat to the top two and they were 28-0 winners at Maryport, although the hosts certainly made it tough as it was only 6-0 at the break.

Two-try Kieran Eldon was Wath Brow’s man of the match while the other Hornets’ tries came from Adam Meagan, Sam Curwen and James McCartney. Curwen kicked four goals.

Man of the match for the Maryport side was Ethan Williams, who caused a few problems for the Hornets.

Rather surprisingly after some of their efforts last season Aspatria Hornets are bottom of the pile after a fifth straight loss, 48-40 against Hensingham A.

It was a game of perfect symmetry as at half-time Hensingham A led 24-20 and both sides scored the same number of points in the second-half.

The Aspatria tries were scored by Guy Reed (2), Luke Crossman (2), Alex Barton, Mark Irwin, Kris Beattie and Luke Johnson. The four conversions were by Scott Donald (3) and David Wilson.

For Hensingham A, teenager Jake Bradley – who is on Whitehaven’s books – helped himself to a hat-trick and was joined on the scoresheet by Dane Richardson (2), Josh Hillier, Jamie Flavell, Sam Rossi and Gary Palmer. Ellis Postlethwaite kicked six goals.

Egremont A beat Cockermouth Titans 32-16 after leading 16-4 at the break.

The try scorers for Egremont were Sam Appleby, Lee Cruden, Callum Aitken, Billy Thompson, Mike Foster and Gary Elliott. Man of the match Thompson kicked four goals.

Cockermouth scored tries through Lewis Shield, Jack Clark and Scott Burgess with Clark converting two of them. Peter Wood was their man of the match.