Seaton Rangers came close to ending Distington’s 100 per cent record in the Iggesund Cumberland ARL.

They led the joint-leaders and reigning champions 6-0 at half-time and in the end were narrowly beaten 14-12 as man-of-the-match Ryan Hodgson, Aiden Worthington and Tom Glover scored the Distington tries, with one converted by Gavin Martin. Seaton were always strongly in contention, with tries from Steve Newell and Ryan McDonald and two goals by Kieran Mewse. Dominic Smallwood was their man of the match.

Fellow joint-leaders Ellenborough were also expecting a tough game at third-placed Wath Brow A but in the end won convincingly 46-12. Ben Robinson, Kevin Hoban and Jordan Ostle scored two tries each, with Luke Penrice and man-of-the-match Andrew Ostle also crossing. Jordan Ostle kicked seven goals. The Wath Brow tries were scored by Aiden Dawson and Brad White, with two conversions from Matt Sibbald. Greg Dawson was their man of the match.

Ellenborough A lost at home to Lowca 42-0. The Lowca tries were scored by Sean Gill with two, Jordan Allen, Keith Campbell, Aiden Pirie, man-of-the-match Jacob Johnston and Jake Smye. Brandon Groggins kicked seven goals. The man of the match award for Ellenborough A went to Dan Penman.

Aspatria Hornets secured their second win when they beat Seaton A 38-12 at St Mungo’s Park. The Aspatria tries were scored by Scott Donald (two), Kris Beattie, Steven Green, James Topliss, Mark Irwin, Richard Holliday and Brad Bouch with three goals from Luke Johnson. Their man of the match was Luke Crossman. A young Seaton A side were rewarded with tries by Callum Smith and Liam Wood, with two goals from Ciaran Walker. Jack Gaskell was their man of the match.

Maryport put back-to-back wins together for the first time since reforming as they beat Kells A 34-30. The Kells tries were scored by man-of-the-match Clark Chambers (two), Casey Chambers, Will Ennis and Richard Marr with Cameron Taylor landing five goals. Maryport won it with tries from Darren Pape (two), Grant Underwood, Andrew Cartwright, Andrew Patterson and Craig Foster. Cartwright kicked three goals and man-of-the-match Foster put over two.

Glasson made no mistake against Egremont A in a 42-12 victory. The try scorers for Glasson were man-of-the-match Gary Taylor (two), Dan Fryer (two), Sean Mumberson, Matthew Burns and Danny Jones, with Keenan Winter landing seven goals. For Egremont the tries were scored by George Cowan and Lewis Beckwith, both converted by Billy Thompson. Sam Appleby was man of the match.

Hensingham A won a close game with Cockermouth Titans 34-26. Jordan Thompson was man of the match, scoring two of Hensingham’s eight tries, but only one of them was converted. Jamie Irving slotted that one on a poor day for goal-kicking. The other Hensingham tries came from Michael Maudling, Finn Barwise, Jake Bradley, Stephen Dawes, Andrew Middleton and Irving. For Cockermouth there were tries by Johnny Goulding, Jack Clark, Luke Armstrong, Matty Wilson, Regan Tinnion and Lewis Shield. Like Hensingham, they only managed one conversion by Clark. Ryan Scott was the Titans’ man of the match.