Nathan Waterston's third cup hat-trick of the season fired Workington Reds into the Cumberland Cup semi-finals with a 3-0 win against Keswick.

A pair of quickfire goals before half time from the former Barrow forward put Reds 2-0 up at the break in front of a crowd of 124 at Borough Park.

The hitman followed up with his third goal of the night just before the hour mark to complete a trio of cup hat-tricks after he had previously found the back of the net three times in this competition against Moor Row and in the Integro League Cup against Kendal Town.

Grainger said: "He's obviously given me a headache for Saturday now.

"Some of them have got to play their way into the team for Saturday because I've got some real selection headaches and two or three have done that for me tonight.

"I was really happy with quite a few of the performances."

Manager Danny Grainger had promised to name a strong squad for the cup clash as he looked for his team to bounce back from their 2-0 NPL North West Division defeat at Ramsbottom United on Saturday.

The starting line-up was entirely made up of first-team regulars, with recent signing Cole Lonsdale getting his first start for the club, while Grainger named himself on an otherwise youthful bench.

"I'm delighted, I think the attitude of the boys showed tonight," Grainger added.

"We showed massive respect to Keswick

"This is a team that I picked nearly a week ago.

"Some of them lads in there maybe thought this was a bit of punishment for Saturday but not at all.

"I was delighted with the response that I got off them all."

It was also confirmed before the game that goalkeeper Atkinson has signed a new contract with the club which will run until the end of next season.