HOPES of a fourth consecutive Lancashire Cup title are alive for Warrington RUFC’s under 16s.

They face the tough prospect of a trip to last year’s semi-finalists Liverpool Collegiate on Sunday, but will go there buoyed by another win on the road.

With the club still without a permanent home, Sunday’s home game against Manchester was reversed and Warrington stretched out to a comfortable 49-5 victory.

Team manager Mike Malley paid tribute to his team – and the club as a whole – for “scrapping against the odds” amid the continued uncertainty about where they will be playing their home games going forward.

“Not having a home, it's been a difficult time with lots of uncertainty for lots of kids,” he said.

“The whole club's really come together and scrapped it out against the odds.

“After two cup defeat, and having to play our home fixture away, this was make-or-break but the lads came to play with some fire in their bellies."

Two tries and three conversions from half-back Matty Hope helped Warrington take command of proceedings in the first half, with Jack Darbyshire also coming up with a try to give them a 21-0 lead at the break.

The visitors played with more control after the interval and pulled away thanks to a Leo Zheng double and further efforts from Cam Sutcliffe and Rorio Zheng, with Jack Bailey adding conversions to all four second-half scores.