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.

Distington just did enough, scoring three tries to Seaton’s two, but it was a close run thing.

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 the Man of the Match.

Fellow joint-leaders Ellenborough were also expecting a tough game at third-in-the-table Wath Brow A but in the end won convincingly 46-12.

The Hornets were still in the contest at half-time, trailing 16-6 but Elbra pulled away impressively to win with plenty in hand.

Ben Robinson (2), Kevin Hoban (2), Jordan Ostle (2), Luke Penrice and Man of the Match Andrew Ostle scored the Elbra tries with Jordan Ostle kicking 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 didn’t find it as comfortable at home to Lowca where they lost 42-0 after only trailing 12-0 at the break.

The Lowca tries were scored by Sean Gill (2), 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 of the season when they beat Seaton A 38-12 at St. Mungo’s Park.

It was another game that was more evenly contested in the first-half with Aspatria only enjoying a 14-6 lead at the break.

The Aspatria tries were scored by Scott Donald (2), 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, with several 16-year-olds, showed a lot of spirit and kept going right to the end.

They 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 re-forming, and it was a creditable one - 34-30 at Kells A.

It was 12 points apiece in the second-half so Maryport’s 22-18 lead at half-time proved crucial as they ended up scoring six tries to Kells’ five.

The Kells tries were scored by Man of the Match Clark Chambers (2), Casey Chambers, Will Ennis and Richard Marr with Cameron Taylor landing five goals.

Maryport won it with tries from Darren Pape (2), Grant Underwood, Andrew Cartwright, Andrew Patterson and Craig Foster. Cartwright kicked three goals and Man of the Match Foster put over two.

Glasson have looked useful in a number of matches this season, but not been quite able to see it through against the better sides.

Well they made no mistake against Egremont A at Gillfoot where they turned an 18-6 half-time lead into a 42-12 victory.

The try scorers for Glasson were Man of the Match Gary Taylor (2), Dan Fryer (2), 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 their Man of the Match.

Hensingham A won a close game with Cockermouth Titans 34-26 after they had led 18-14 at half-time.

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.