Walney Island lifted the West Lancashire League Challenge Cup after a convincing 7-1 win over league rivals Furness Cavaliers at Dalton United’s Railway Meadow ground.

Cavaliers started the match the much brighter of the two sides and would of taken the lead had it not been for two great saves by Walney ‘keeper Jordan Belcher.

After weathering the early storm, Steve Brennan volleyed Walney ahead on the 20-minute mark and then Matt Lockley took control of the game by bagging a hat trick before half time.

It was a truly dominant display by the Walney forward who has notched over 30 goals this season.

Cavs tried to turn the tide after half-time, but Zach Walker took over from Lockley in the second half and helped himself to a hat-trick of his own

Cavaliers never threw the towel in and got a consolation goal from Joe Blackshaw, but the day belonged to Walney and after 12 years without a trophy for the first team, the champagne corks were certainly popping back over the bridge.

Lockley said: “We managed to put it to bed before half-time, so we just needed to make sure that we got the first goal of the second half and keep it going.

“We’ve done that before where we’ve had a good lead at half-time and eased off, but we knew it was a big game today and we had to push on in the second half.”

Both semi finals of the Paul Wilson Memorial Trophy took place at the weekend and Kirkby United will face Croftlands Park in the final.

Kirkby put four past Ulverston Rangers reserves without reply with goals coming from Sam Pinnegor, Scott Watkinson, Connor Saunders and Sean Gardner.

Croftlands swept aside Haverigg United 3-1 but had to come from behind at Rakesmoor Lane after Anthony Foster had put Haverigg 1-0 up at half-time. A Chris Wraighte hat-trick ended up winning the game for Croftlands.

In the Furness Premier League, Vickerstown reserves beat Barrow Celtic 4-3, Stuey Thompson (2) and Rob Johnson on target for Celtic. Max Green, Tommy Dawson, Mike Imison and Danny Douglas struck for Vickerstown, who need double figures in their last game to snatch the title.

Vickerstown secured a top-six finish in the West Lancashire Premier Division following a 1-0 home win over Turton. Mike Rushton was the man on target.