There was to be no shock result as Millom overcame a keen Dalton 30-8 side to move into the Barton Townley final, writes Paddy McAteer.

Dalton at times played bright attacking rugby, but they came out second best defensively against a much stronger and mobile Woolybacks outfit.

Dalton took the game to the Conference side to go ahead on ten minutes, with good approach work from Ben Atkinson and Harry Gordon paving the way for Brad Richards to touch down, with Joe Crarey’s kick hitting the upright, 4-0.

However, their joy was short-lived as the Woolybacks took play deep for Noah Robinson to go in from close range. Adam Kelly also hit the post with his conversion attempt, 4-4.

This spurred on Millom, who again attacked with force, as Charlie Emslie and Dane Kelly were held short prior to Robinson crossing for his second try, goaled by Kelly for 4-10.

Dalton came back strong through Atkinson, who was held short only for a counter-attack to extend Millom’s lead, as Hanley Dawson broke clear and Jordan Moyes touched down, Kelly adding the goal, before swift play then saw Brooks in at the corner to make it 4-20 at the break.

Dalton started the second half brightly, with Johnson and Gordon going close but they did cross the whitewash when good play enabled Tom Sharpe to go in at the corner, 8-20.

Three minutes later, it was try time at the other end of the field, as Robinson released Niall Harris, who raced clear to send Dom O'Brien over, 8-24.

Impressive young prop Connor Terrill then wrapped up the scoring when he romped in from 35 yards unopposed, with Kelly tagging on the goal.