It was stalemate in the Smurfit Kappa Cumberland County League premier division in midweek as Gosforth took on Cleator Moor Celtic Reserves, ending in a 3-3 scoreline.

A Robbie Bagley brace plus a strike from Mathew Pierce gave Gosforth their share of the spoils. Celtic’s goals coming from Owen Charlton, Sheldon Mossop and manager Craig Scott.

But the eagerly-awaited Division One Championship showdown between Workington Reds Juniors and Bransty Rangers did not take place. The match referee deemed that the pitch was not fit to play and the game will be rescheduled.

There were two first-leg games in the Divisional Cup which saw wins for Pirelli and Carlisle City Development. Pirelli scored six goals away to Aspatria through Jack Dickinson, Ben Davidson, Andy Lewis, Jordan Atkinson and a brace from Scott Priest, Wayne Iredale with Aspatria’s lone response. while Carlisle City Development gained a 3-1 advantage over Cockermouth to take into the second leg. Goals for City from Reece Robinson and a double from Brendan Box-Gill, Dan Burns replying for Cockermouth.

The Ken Glover Trophy final took place at Gillford Park, Carlisle, home of Carlisle City FC, on Saturday.

After their fixture on Wednesday which Pirelli won 6-1, it may have been considered that the game would be a walkover for Pirelli, but that was far from the case. In a fiercely-fought contest Pirelli beat Aspatria with the only goal of the game. Pirelli were the better team in the first period, Ben Davidson producing the match winning strike. The second half was a reversal of the first 45 minutes with Aspatria relentlessly pounding the Pirelli goal. It was only due to some good goalkeeping by Pirelli’s custodian Luke Millar, plus the woodwork on a couple of occasions that Aspatria were unable to draw level.

Netherhall completed their Premier Division fixtures with a 3-1 home defeat to Gosforth. Netherhall have experienced a difficult season but have started to experience better times since Neil Humes took over the reins mid-season. The home gaol coming through Ethan Weir, One from Jack Denwood and a brace from Robbie Bagley ensured Gosforth claimed the points.

Borough cemented fifth place in Division One with a 2-1 home win over UniSun. Borough scored with an Andrew Bezusko brace, UniSun replying through Chris Gimbert.

The Divisional Cup tie between Silloth and Workington Reds Juniors is evenly balanced following a narrow 3-2 first leg home victory to Silloth. Andy Hinde gave Silloth the edge with a hat trick however, the tie was nicely set up for the return leg when Reds replied through Tommy Whitehead and Callum Killip.