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Conway Cup triumph for Workington Athletic

Workington Athletic have won the first Cumberland football silverware of the season, beating Carlisle City Reserves 3-1 in the Final of the Smurfit Kappa Conway Cup

[W]orkington Athletic have won the first Cumberland football silverware of the season, beating Carlisle City Reserves 3-1 in the Final of the Smurfit Kappa Conway Cup was Eden Street, Silloth. The win came from a brace for Greg Quayle and a goal from Mike Kilgour. Dan Timmons replied for Carlisle. In the hunt for trophies, Workington are in a three way battle for the League title, they meet Aspatria in the Final of the Ken Glover Memorial Shield (27.04.18 at the Falcon Ground), Bransty Rangers in the Final of the Benevolent Cup (12,05.18 at the Falcon Ground) and Pirelli or Bransty in the final of the Whitehaven Cup.

Midweek in Division One of the Smurfit Kappa Cumberland County League there were two results on Wednesday night, and Borough held league leaders Pirelli to a 1-1 draw with Ashley Dixon scoring for Borough and Jamie Stalker for Pirelli. And in the Carlisle derby, Unisun had an emphatic 6-1 over Crown Newlaithes, with Unisun’s six from  Aiden Hanley, David Osbourne, Mike Mull, Aaron Fitzpatrick, Bruno Laps and Liam Kenyon. Ronan Kenyon scored for Cown Newlaithes.

On Thursday there was one Premier Division match between  Aspatria and Cockermouth, which ended 1-1, a vital point for Cockermouth, but two dropped for Aspatria in the three way battle with Wigton Harriers and Workington Athletic for the title. Luke Ivison scored for Cockemouth and Darryl Creighton for Aspatria.

In the Premier Division on Saturday, Aspatria had another chance to close the gap on Wigton at the top of the table with a result from their game against Cleator Moor Celtic Reserves, and this they did with a 4-1 home win at St Mungos and goals from Malc Graham (2), Dan Pearson and another for Darryl Creighton. Reece Brown scored for Cleator Moor.

There were two more games in Division One and Gosforth had a 3-1 win over Borough with the Gosforth goals from Cameron Bowness (2) and Jordan Livingston. Borough’s reply was from Lee Wolfe. Gosforth are now second and Borough fourth. Whitehaven Miners suffered a 0-8 defeat by the Division One champions Pirelli, with Phil Crothers and Jamie-Lee Hull both grabbing a hat trick for Pirelli and there was a brace for Jordan Irving.

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