DALTON added a second piece of silverware to their collection this year as they defeated Barrow & District League champions Roose Pioneers in the CJS Knockout Cup final.

Last Friday’s match at Craven Park was the first of two back-to-back finals between the sides, with them doing it all again this Friday in the Top Four Play-off decider.

It was first blood to Dalton though, and early tries from Ryan Baines and Ben Atkinson - both converted by Joe Crarey - put them ahead.

Dominic Goulson and Glen Philips replied for Roose, with Adam Batty converting one, and Shaun Mason’s converted try five minutes before half time put the score level at 16-16.

However, Dalton surged ahead after the break with the wind at their backs and Jack Gedling put them back in front six minutes into the second half with a try in the corner.

Crarey booted a penalty to add another two points and that was followed by Harry Brown dotting down for a converted score from a high kick which was not dealt with.

A second penalty from Crarey kept the scoreboard ticking over, followed by another kick foward leading to Jack Gordon scoring an unconverted try.

Hooker Crarey’s scoot from dummy-half and conversion completed the scoring for Dalton, with Sam Doyle grabbing a late consolation try for Roose.