Carlisle City kept the Cumbrian flag flying in the FA Vase with a thumping first-round win.

Jim Nichols's side disposed of Chester-le-Street 5-1 at Gillford Park.

Jordan Irving opened the scoring early on before goals from Josh Simpson and Sam Atkinson increased their lead before the break.

Former Carlisle United man Keighran Kerr then made it four with Jordan Palmer wrapping things up, Micky Hepplewhite hitting a late consolation for the visitors.

The win earns Northern League Second Division side City £825 in prize money and a place in the second round for the first time in 42 years. The draw will be published at 1pm on Monday.

Other Cumbrian sides were knocked out on first round weekend.

Penrith went down to a 4-2 defeat at Prestwich Heys to end their interest in the competition.

The hosts raced into a 3-0 lead after just 20 minutes.

Bonny Blues striker Max Brown pulled two goals back in the second half but a Jack Coop penalty secured Prestwich's place in round two.

It was a first Penrith defeat for new manager Chris Humphrey.

Cleator Moor Celtic also went out at the first round proper stage, losing 3-1 at Barton Town.

Brad Tatton brought the west Cumbrians level before half-time but the home side pulled clear after the break.

In south Cumbria, Holker Old Boys made it through to the second round with a 3-1 win over Skelmersdale United.