Only one fixture got the green light this weekend in the Smurfit Kappa Cumberland County League.

Frost and snow made many of the pitches unplayable and the league’s fixture list was decimated.

But the all-weather facilities at Lillyhall’s Lakes College ensured the Bransty v Borough fixture went ahead.

Bransty took all three points from the fixture finishing 6-0 winners enabling them to leapfrog Silloth and top the division one table on goal difference.

The game against Borough was not as easy as the scoreline suggests with both sides playing some good football however, the difference being that Bransty were the team with the cutting edge.

They showed their intent as early as the second minute when Jamie Thursby despatched a header following a cross from Adam Smith.

Play was end to end for the next 20 minutes with Borough’s Jordan Lee particularly being a thorn in the side of Bransty with his foraging runs.

Unfortunately, he was unable to convert any of the chances carved out either by lack of support or a resolute Bransty defence.

The goal of the game came on 23 minutes, started and finished by full back Dan McCann for his first goal of the season.

Picking up the ball in his own penalty box and following some intricate passing which saw the ball moved the length of the field, McCann was on the end of a square pass from Jamie Thursby to slot home Bransty’s second.

Liam O’Pray added a third in the 30th minute following some good play from Bransty’s midfield trio.

Borough kept probing and that man Lee was again thwarted by some last ditch defending leaving a 3-0 scoreline at half time.

The second period followed much the same pattern with further goals being added by Adam Smith, Mark Callan and substitute Ryan Cornish.

Callan’s goal was the result of some quick thinking when he saw the Borough keeper well off his line and flighted the ball over him from 35 yards.

The Championship now looks to be a three horse race between Bransty, Silloth and Workington Reds Juniors.

With the three teams still having to meet each other, goal difference could be a deciding factor in what is sure to be an interesting finish to the season.