[K]eswick extended their lead at the top of Westmorland League Division One to six points with an emphatic 10-1 win over bottom of the table UniSun Athletic on Tuesday evening. Declen Robinson (4), Richard Banister (3), Andy Rigg (1) and Kevin Frampton (1) were all on the score sheet for Keswick.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, a brace from Jordan Crawford was enough for Appleby AFC to see off Wetheriggs United 2-1. Mixed fortunes for Ibis saw them defeat Kirkoswald 2-1 on Saturday but go down 2-1 at home to Sedbergh Wanderers on Thursday who on Saturday had edged a tight affair with UniSun Athletic 1-0.
In division two, Carleton Banks have moved up to third after two brilliant 3-2 victories. The first came on Saturday at home to Greystoke where Banks came from 2-0 down to snatch the victory. On Wednesday, Josh Briggs, Liam Jackson and James Mandle were all on the scoresheet as they saw off bitter rivals Braithwaite. Shap were on fire last week as they smashed five past title contenders Burneside (5-0) before leapfrogging Endmoor KGR in the table as they edged past them 2-1 on Monday evening. Langwathby also went down 3-0 away to Pirelli on Monday.
In the rest of Saturday’s games, Keswick Reserves were humbled 3-0 by second placed Kendal United Reserves and Braithwaite impressed against Dent with a 4-2 win.
Division Three saw Penrith Royal finally demonstrate the talent they have in the squad with a 6-0 whitewash of Burneside Reserves. James Thompson bagged himself a hat trick whilst Jamie Armstrong, Nicky Davidson and Mark Jackson also got themselves on the score sheet for Royal. Ullswater United stretched their unbeaten run to eight as they edged a thriller with Endmoor KGR 4-3. The homeless team have impressed since their return to action after their pitch was ruined by Storm Desmond.
Elsewhere Greystoke Reserves let a point slip away against Ibis Reserves after conceding two very late goals to go down 3-1. Appleby Reserves smashed seven past Penrith Saints. Appleby’s goals came from Josh Adams (4), Andrew Butterworth (3), Josh Brabbins and an own goal. Finally a bad week for AFC Carlisle saw them lose twice, a 4-0 hammering away at Dent on Saturday before a 3-2 defeat against league leaders Eden Thistle on Wednesday.