Wath Brow A provided consolation for their club, who had finished top of the National Conference Premier Division but flopped in the play-offs, when they beat Distington 15-12 in another absorbing Premier Division Top Four final.

After winning the Premier Division title it has been mostly disappointing for Distington, as they lost in the final of the E B Lamb Amateur Cup to Egremont A and on Saturday lost out again.

This really was a cracker of a match, played in the rain and mud, which could have gone to either of two worthy finalists.

Distington had looked on-course at half time when they held an 8-4 advantage but it was the Hornets who emerged the stronger over the 80 minutes at Hensingham.

Daniel Burns, James Dixon and James McCartney were the try scorers for Wath Brow, with Jay Wetherall landing one conversion and a field goal.

The Distington tries came from Gavin Martin and Steve Conway, with Scott George landing a conversion and kicking a penalty.

The match officials were Bryan Scott, Brian Armstrong and Neil Byers.

CARLA chairman Roger Blair presented the trophy to the Hornets after their victory.

All is not lost for Distington as they still have the MITIE Cumberland Cup final to contest, and they will be looking for revenge as their opponents will again be Wath Brow Hornets.