Walney Central 28 Seaton Rangers 6

WALNEY Cents stormed into the Cumbria Cup semi-final with a strong home win against Seaton Rangers.

In a scrappy game, both sides tried to play rugby, but the atrocious weather dictated proceedings at Central Drive.

After a couple of sets of six for each team, Walney took a lead they would never surrender.

Half-breaks from Jamie Morrow and Ethan Furness paved the way for a Matty Elliott chip through, which rebounded into Stuart Tippett's hands for him to romp over for an easy early score. Matty Elliott converted.

Ten minutes later, Morrow broke downfield, and half-back partner Brad Nicholls carried the move on by rounding the Seaton full-back for a well-taken score, converted once again by Elliott.

On the half-hour, Cents made it 18-0 as a Nicholls half-break and short pass sent Mike Whitehead crashing over from short range, with several Seaton defenders trying in vain to stop him. David Nicholson converted and Walney were well in control.

Seaton never gave up and, just before half-time, they scored their only try of the game.

Big substitute prop Duncan Moyle went in from a good miss-out pass on the Walney try-line. Stand off Miguel Carters converted, and the half-time score was 18-6.

With the rain pouring and the pitch cutting up, scores were hard to come by in the second half.

Walney, however, managed two good tries for a final score of 28-6.

The first went to Dave Nicholson from a neat Nicholls chip through out wide.

Then, with 10 minutes remaining, Adam Nicholson and Tippett made telling breaks for Morrow to show and go before crashing over from 15 metres out for a converted score.

Nicholls was awarded man-of-the-match, closely followed by young forward Furness for an all0action 80 minutes and full-back Tippett, who took everything Seaton threw at him in awful conditions.

Walney have a home semi-final with Glasson Rangers this coming Saturday.