BRAD Stanway scored half of the points as Crosfields A claimed The Stuart Middleton Foundation Warrington Alliance Cup on Saturday with a 31-18 victory over Burtonwood Bridge at Victoria Park Stadium.

The Soap scrum-half crossed for the first of five Crosfields tries, kicked five goals and a drop goal in a man-of-the-match display.

Burtonwood opened the scoring after 15 minutes with a try from stand-off Craig Stanton that was goaled by scrum-half Jos Woods but Soap replied when livewire Stanway jinked his way over and converted.

Jack Roper used his strength to score wide out and Stanway's conversion, along with a penalty shortly afterwards, gave his side a 14-6 interval lead.

Four minutes into the second half Crosfields hooker Jack Williams reacted quickest to touch down following a chip into the in-goal area. Stanway converted and Bridge were temporarily reduced to 12 men when Stanton was sin binned for dissent.

Soap took advantage of the extra man when prop forward Jordan Williams collected a lovely inside ball from Stanway to crash over at the side of the posts, with the added conversion putting Soap in command at 26-6.

Either side of the hour mark Bridge claimed two quick scores through Craig Holcroft and Tom Robinson to reduce the gap to eight points.

As the game entered the final few minutes Stanway slotted over a drop goal to calm the Crosfields nerves and then with the last play of the game Ash Catherall crossed in the corner.

Match facts:

Burtonwood: Ross Young; Tom Robinson, Aiden Doyle, Olly Parr, Mike Richardson; Craig Stanton, Jos Woods; Alex Smith, Sam O’Garra, Jacob Almond, Rikki St Pier, James Innes, Craig Holcroft. Subs: Ben Lloyd, Dan Hart, Jack Fairclough, Ryan Peters.

Tries: Stanton (15 mins), Holcroft (58), Robinson (61).

Goals: Woods: 3 from 3

Crosfields A: Ryan Connelly; Dan Reid, Ash Catherall, Jack Roper, Aaron Holliday; Tom Smith, Brad Stanway; Jordan Williams, Jack Williams, Nathan Hamilton, Adam Heal, Ian Boden, Alex Clutterbuck. Subs: Sam Hickey, Tom Sutherland, Luke Wilson, Nathan Burton.

Tries: Stanway (26 mins), Roper (35), Jack Williams (49), Jordan Williams (54), Catherall (80).

Goals: Stanway 5 from 6

Drop goals: Stanway 1