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Cup agony again for Penrith Royal

Jamie Armstrong goal (Photo Ben France)

Having lost in the final of the Junior Cup on Wednesday night Penrith Royal were back in cup action again as they hosted Burneside in the semi final of the Peter Daws Memorial Shield.

With a strong wind behind their backs Burneside started strongly with Jay Hayton going close on a couple of occasions.

With the game only 14 minutes old Hayton finished superbly from 8 yards with a neat finish from a cross into the box. Only 6 minutes later Royal were level when Jamie Armstrong finished from close range following a neat build up.

Burneside had much the better of the half and only three quality saves from Royal keeper Tom Watson kept them at bay.

As the second half began Royal began to dominate, Craig Willan and Dane Rumney both forcing decent saves from visiting keeper Stuart Woods. With 15 minutes remaining Burneside took the lead again as substitute Corey Harrison finished with a well taken goal.

Royal pushed forward in the final stages but were unable to test Woods and Burneside should have scored again but some wasteful finishing kept the score at 2-1 and Royal bowed out of the competition in which they have reached the final of in the two previous years.

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