Nine converted tries saw Walney Central romp to a 54-14 win over Latchford Albion to earn a trip to Rochdale Mayfield A in the North West Men's League Division One top four final next weekend.

It was a 40-point margin of victory, but it was not all one way in the first 20 minutes at Central Drive as the Warrington side led 4-0.

And though the home side pulled well clear as the game progressed, Latchford never gave up the chase, playing good open rugby.

Cents were almost over in the first minute when Jamie Morrow headed for the line, only to lose possession. Latchford were then down to 12 men on 10 minutes with winger Jake Ashton in the bin for kicking the ball away after Cents were awarded a penalty.

However, the home side failed to capitalise and it was the visitors who were to take the lead when impressive centre Adam Wadsworth touched down.

It was on the 20-minute mark that Walney gained a lead they were not to surrender though when Stu Tippett danced his way through the cover to score, followed by Dave Nicholson converting

Ashton returned and almost crossed the line, only to knock on inches short. Walney then stretched their lead when Cameron Hetherington took play to the line for Ethan Furness to score, George Nichols adding the goal this time.

This spurred on the home side who ran in two converted tries between the 29th and 31st minutes.

First over was Josh McBain after good work from Hetherington and Morrow. Second in for the touchdown was Adam Ford, who left defenders in his wake crossing from half way, with Nichols tagging on the goals for both.

Latchford came back with a try from scrum-half Chris Griffiths, converted by Dave Lyon. But from the re-start, Walney found touch 10 yards out, and from the scrum the ball moved from Morrow and Ford for Staffieri to dot down, Nichols again adding the extra two.

The visitors came back strongly with good flowing rugby, which ended with Fitzpatrick being hauled down by McMullen.

Veteran Mike Whitehead was held up before play went upfield for Wadsworth to score.

Walney soon responded as Ford brushed off defenders to go in from 20 yards out, Nichols keeping up his record with the boot.

On the hour mark, Whitehead created space for Morrow to score, with Nichols adding the goal - as he did when Tippett and Morrow paved the way for McMullen to score.

And Morrow finished the day with his second try, also conveted by Nichols.