Furness Raiders coach David Cairns admitted he wasn't expecting his team to clinch the AoC National Cup as emphatically as they did, after they thrashed Wigan Warriors Foundation College 50-4 in Wednesday's final.

The young Raiders, who were defeated by Wakefield in last year's finale, ran in ten tries at Featherstone's Post Office Road ground, as they proved to be too powerful for their overawed opponents.

Centre Adam Ford crossed the whitewash twice in what was his final match at under-19 level, while it was a successful conclusion to Cairns' first season in charge.

Cairns said: "We certainly didn't expect to win by that kind of scoreline.

"Despite them being in the league below us, we knew we couldn't underestimate them and that we'd have to earn the right to go wide, so we went through the middle.

"All in all, I'm really pleased with the lads, who made sure the game went exactly how we wanted. I can't give them enough praise for how they conducted themselves, especially when it became niggly towards the end."

Losing Elliot Campbell to illness in the build-up, proved to be of no hindrance to the Raiders, who are linked with Furness College and took the lead after a minute when Elliott Stockdale crashed over in the corner.

Some quick hands led to Ford grabbing his first of the afternoon out on the right and a third try followed after 14 minutes, as Evan Jones shrugged off a tackler to go clear.

Still in the first half, a long pass led to Sam Purslow having a walk-in before another raking ball from Ethan Bickerdike allowed Josh Holmes in on the left.

An easy finish for Bickerdike took the score to 32-0 at half-time before Ford claimed his second after running fully 80 metres.

Wigan finally registered after 54 minutes, but normal service was soon resumed as Furness scored further tries through Purslow, Jones and Max Anderson-Moore.