Roose Pioneers under-15s stormed into the final of the North West Counties Trophy with a comprehensive 50-24 victory over Askam last Sunday.

A good set of supporters for both sides had turned out in good numbers for this highly anticipated clash, as Roose looked to put right the events of last season, in which Askam managed a clean sweep of trophies at under-14 level.

Inevitably, it was Ellis Archer who opening the scoring when he followed up his own high, hanging kick wasn't dealt with by the Askam full back to score the first try of the game.

A fumble from the visitors then led to Josh Cohen going in under the posts before the lead was stretched to 18-0 through Taylor Roberts.

Pioneers really were playing at their best and a fourth try followed when good build-up involving Ethan Hadwin and Luke Chelton led to Roberts going over for his second, with Archer again adding the goal.

Archer then powered through again before converting to take the score to 30-0 before Askam finally registered themselves when Steel scored in the corner, having been deemed to have just kept himself in play.

Roose looked determined to claim the first score of the second half and it arrived when the ball went through the hands of Tom Farren and Chelton before Archer sent Young galloping clear to score.

Despite being 30 points behind again, Askam refused to throw in the towel and after McLachlan dived over for a converted try they struck again to reduce the gap to 36-18.

This sparked Pioneers into making a few changes and the fresh faces allowed them to get the scoreboard ticking again when Young's pace again proved too much to handle for the away side.

A superb attack down the left then led to Roberts finding Louis France, who hit, spun and did a great job of touching down for a well deserved try.

The hosts then brought up their half-century when Archer set up Morgan, who powered his way through the middle, rendering a late Askam consolation try academic.

Pioneers will face Rochdale Mayfield in the final in September.