Cockermouth’s Jack Clark was the Cumberland Amateur Rugby League Player of the Year last season – and he’s started the new campaign in blistering form.

He scored a try and kicked five goals for Cockermouth as they collected important points at Maryport, turning a 20-16 half-time deficit into a 36-34 winning margin.

Maryport actually out-scored their visitors seven tries to six so Clark’s five goals were crucial in the narrow win.

The Maryport tries were scored by Ian Ivison, Danny Fiddler, Callum Yule, Darren Pape, Craig Foster, man of the match Scott Atherton and Connor Wilson. Old warhorse Dean Bragg landed three goals.

Jack Lewis, who pipped Clark for the Man of the Match award, touched down for the Titans along with Joe Beaty (2), Clark, Olly Atherton and Kai Winthorpe.

Last season Clark scored 17 tries, kicked 46 goals and landed one field-goal. He also received six Man of the Match nominations.

Maryport v Cockermouth was one of four games played over Easter and was the closest contest, although Glasson and Kells A was tight for a long time.

The sides were locked together at 16-16 when they took the half-time break but Glasson just had a bit more in the tank and eventually won 38-28.

Sean Mumberson led the way for Glasson with a hat-trick of tries while also on the score-sheet ere Man of the Match Dean Petre (2), Matt Burns and Ryan Frazer. Keenan Winter kicked five goals.

The Kells tries were scored by their Man of the Match Aaron Burns (2), Barry Boyd and Jake Parker with four conversions from Cameron Taylor.

The Seaton derby duly went the way of the first team but the new A team were still in at half-time when they trailed 16-6. It eventually finished 44-12.

The try-scorers for Seaton were Man of the Match Liam Williamson (2), Mark Surtees, Ethan Mitchell, Nick Burgess, Miguel Blanco Charters, Jordan O’Leary and Logan Barker. Burgess landed six goals.

John Chisnall was named Man of the Match for Seaton A whose tries were scored by Steve Newell and Todd Wilkinson, with two goals by Kieran Mewse.

Distington moved level with Ellenborough on points at the top-of-the-table after a big 62-16 win against Hensingham A, building on a 28-4 lead at the break.

The Distington tries were scored by Greg Bedford (3), Aiden Worthington (3), Jack Penrice (2), Steve Clark, Gavin Martin and Kelvin Lynch. Clayton Sutton landed nine goals.

For Hensingham A there were tries for Jamie Irving, Gary Palmer and Callum Tunstall. Irving landed two goals.

Weekend fixtures

Friday: Kells A v Egremont A; Hensingham A v Wath Brow A.

Saturday: Lowca v Cockermouth; Ellenborough A v Glasson; Maryport v Distington; Aspatria v Seaton; Seaton A v Ellenborough.