Distington have been crowned league leaders once again in the Iggesund Cumberland League Premier Division.

Their 40-0 win at Hensingham A on Friday night ensured they can’t be caught in the table which they have dominated since day one, still unbeaten. They will be presented with their trophy at their next home league game which is against Glasson on September 21.

They had opened-up a 16-0 lead by half-time and went on to cross the Hensingham line seven times.

Man of the match Ryan Hodgson led the way with a hat-trick while Jack Penrice (2), Tom Glover and Greg Bedford also contributed. There were six goals from Kieran Worthington.

Meanwhile the other big news concerns the iconic Cumberland Cup competition which has a new sponsor for the next three years.

League secretary Lorraine Degraff said: “Mitie Security will be sponsoring us and the cup will be known as the MITIE Cumberland Cup, which I think has a brilliant ring to it.

"The draw for the first round was made by Paul Smith, Head of Security at Mitie and we actually made a video recording which we put on our Facebook page which pretty quickly had over 3000 hits which we were pretty chuffed about.”

The draw is: Preliminary round - Glasson v Aspatria; Ellenborough v Cockermouth.

First round - Wath Brow v Seaton; Glasson or Aspatria v Kells; Distington v Maryport; Hensingham v Ellenborough or Cockermouth.

Back to the weekend rugby and, in the Premier Division, Wath Brow A showed they have finished the season stronger than Ellenborough, beating them 32-24 winners with tries by Cole Walker Taylor (2), Jay Wetherall, Jordan Cricket and Morgan Ackerley. There were six goals from Sam Curwen.

The Ellenborough tries came from Jordan Ostle (2), Owen Hoyles and Rhys Burr. Hoyles kicked four goals.

The Premier Division game between Glasson Rangers and Egremont A was called off because the Copeland club could not rise sufficient players. Glasson were awarded a 24-0 win.

In Division One there was a convincing 44-4 win for Kells at home to Lowca after they had established a 26-0 lead by half-time. Their tries came from man of the match Casey Chambers (3), Harry Watson (2), Cameron Taylor, Ross Gainford and David Lowery. There were five goals from Taylor and one from Aaron Burns.

The Lowca try was scored by Brandon Groggins and their man of the match was James McNally.

There was a shock for Maryport in Division One as they were pipped 16-15 by Seaton A. It had been a very tight second-half after Maryport had led 13-12 at the break. The Maryport try scorers were Alistair Hughes and Darren Pape with goals from Craig Foster (2) and Liam Anderson. Foster also put over a field goal.

The Seaton A tries were scored by Mark Walker, Matthew Dixon and Ryan McDonald with two goals from Walker. Aspatria Hornets had a welcome 32-6 home win against Cockermouth Titans after they had built-up a 16-6 lead by half-time.

The Aspatria tries were scored by Jack Clegg, Brad Bouch, Alex Barton. Kris Beattie, man of the match Ross Barton and Luke Johnson with four goal from Johnson.

The Cockermouth try came from Harry Vallent, converted by Jack Clark and their man of the match was Johnny Goulding.

There’s a match tonight in Division One when Kells A host Seaton and, tomorrow, Maryport entertain Aspatria in the Amateur Cup.

Saturday Fixtures

BARLA County Cup semi-finals: Kells v Seaton and Glasson v Ellenborough

Amateur Cup semi-final: Winner of Maryport/Aspatria v Distington

Division one: Cockermouth v Ellenborough A.