Dalton claimed their fourth trophy of the season, as they comfortably defeated what was an experienced Walney Central A side 32-6 in the final of the CJS Knockout Cup at Craven Park last Friday.

The first half saw Dalton having to be good in defence as Walney threatened through Mike Whitehead, with Jamie Marshall dictating play.

Although having plenty of the ball, Walney could not break through the Dalton line and gradually the holders played their way into the game and a sweeping move from left to right saw a neat Joe Crarey pass find Pat Kelly, who dived over for the first points of the game.

Defences were on top and chances were limited but another fast flowing move from right to left saw Harry Gordon make a gap for Tom Sharpe to dive over, Kelly converting to ensure Dalton went into half-time 10-0 to the good.

From the restart, the game was sewn up in the next five minutes as first Gordon showed a clean pair of heels and touched down under the posts and he was followed there by half-back partner Ryan Baines, who rounded the Cents’ defence. Crarey converted both tries.

Walney did not give up and some good play from Whitehead, Marshall and Harry Gee opened a gap for Stuart Tippett to go over.

The try was converted, but any hopes of a come back were dashed as Baines went over for his second try on the back of some neat play between Evan Jones, Elliot Stockdale, Gordon and Crarey, who converted again.

Another sweeping move from left to right then saw the overlap created and Scott Paisley touched down to round off the evening as Dalton successfully retained the trophy they won the previous year.