A DELIGHTED Millom coach Tom Sibley and his teammates celebrated their 50-10 Barton Townley Cup final win over Ulverston into the early hours at the Devonshire Road club.

Sibley even went to bed and fell asleep with the trophy. The Millom boss said “It was a good effort but those early minutes were a test for us and if they had taken the lead, who knows what could have happened. We settled and scored some good tries.

“The young lads in the team deserved this win. It was nice to lift a trophy after the disappointment of missing out on promotion last year.

“All credit to Ulverston they never gave up, they got stuck in, but when we got out first try it set the platform, as we settled and played good rugby. It is nice to pick up silverware and this should see us kick off for the rest of the season.

"Their supporters were good, they got behind the team they were very vocal but once our followers had a drink or two they woke up and cheered us on.”

Ulverston coach Dennis Porter was full of praise for his troops despite the scoreline.

He said “The pace was a major factor in Millom winning and the penalty count killed us. We were penalised far too often for trying to slow them down and they scored tries from the penalties.

"The lads were disappointed it showed on their faces in the dressing room, no one likes to lose but they are not too down.”