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In form Pirelli eye up Cumberland Cup upset

Silloth’s Luke Stockdale blocks another Workington attack (Linda Perry)

[I]n the Smurfit Kappa Cumberland County League, it was another busy weekend of football. Top of the menu was the final Ken Glover Memorial Shield Quarter Final match which saw Premier Division side Carlisle City Reserves lose out 2-4 to the in form Pirelli, whose four goals came from Jordan Irving, Kelvin James, Aaron Roberts and Andy Lewis. Jack Baker and Ryan Scott were on the scoresheet for Carlisle. Pirelli will now face Workington Athletic in the Semi Finals on the 17th March. Aspatria have Borough at home in the other Semi Final.

Former Westmorland League champions Pirelli are having an excellent season so far, top of the Smurit Kappa Division One, and this week have their Quarter Final in the Cumberland Cup against the Cleator Moor first team at  Birks Road in Cleator Moor (Wednesday 7th, evening kick off at 19.30). This will be a real test for the Carlisle lads against a senior team from the Wearside League, and Celtic hammered ten past Prudhoe Town at the weekend, with Ryan Hall knocking in four. But it’s a cup game, and Pirelli must fancy their chances of an upset.

In the Premier Division, Silloth AFC were demolished 1-10 at home by defending champions Workington Athletic. Matthew Perry scored a hat trick, Greg Quayle got two and there were goals for, Leo Holliday, Callum Best, Marc Messenger, Tony Berwick and Steven Maxwell. Dan Foster scored the deflated Seagulls’ only goal. Wigton Harriers picked up three more points with a 2-0 win over Netherhall in a match moved to the 3G pitch at Harraby in Carlisle, with Jonny Studholme and Richard O’Keefe on target for Wigton.

Cockermouth eased their relegation worries with a 4-1 win over Cleator Moor Celtic Reserves, with Nick Wood scoring twice for Cockerouth and there was one each for Lewis White and Kyran Bertram. Adam Meagan scored Celtic’s only reply and the results leave Cockermouth, Cleator Moor and Silloth equal on points in fifth, sixth and seventh place respectively, and Netherhall now bottom in eighth. At the other end of the table, Wigton Harriers keep top spot, Aspatria are second, Workington third (with three games in hand on Wigton) and Carlisle City fourth.

In Division One, Bransty Rangers had a comfortable 5-0 over Whitehaven Miners with goals from Dan Fowler hat trick, Jamie Thursby and Joe Dobinson. Rangers stay in second spot behind Pirelli.

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