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Workington Athletic score four to secure their second trophy

Workington Athletic celebrate winning the Ken Glover Cup (Martin Perry)

[I]n the Ken Glover Memorial Cup Final,  Workington Athletic have picked up their second trophy of the Cumberland football season with a 4-0 win over Aspatria at the Falcon Ground in Egremont and goals from Greg Quayle, Connor Hammell, Greg Armstrong and Steve Maxwell. The result keeps Athletic on target for the ‘Famous Five’ by winning all of the Smurfit Kappa Cumberland County league trophies in one season. Just the Cumberland League title, the Benevolent Cup (against Bransty Rangers) and Whitehaven Cup (against Pirelli) to go!

In Division One,  the midweek game between Bransty Rangers and Gosforth was moved to Gosforth and ended a 2-2 draw with Jamie Thursby scoring a brace for Rangers, and Whitehaven Miners and Borough also played it out for a draw, this one 3-3, with Andrew Marshalsea, Chris Williams and Alan Berry on the scoresheet for Borough. The midweek Premier Division match between Aspatria and Workington Athletic on the 24th April was abandoned after a player was injured.

In the Smurfit Kappa Divisional Cup Semi Final, Pirelli had a 2-0 win over Crown Newlaithes with goals from Jamie-Lee Hull and Jacking Dickinson sealing the win and the place in the final against Unisun Athletic.

On Saturday in the Whitehaven Cup Semi Final Pirelli were back in cup action and booked their place in the final against Workington Athletic, winning 3-1 against Bransty Rangers at Sheepmount. The Pirelli goals that secured their second chance at a trophy were from a Jamie-Lee Hull brace and Jordan Irving.  Jamie Thursby scored for Bransty.

In the Premier Division, there has been a tight relegation battle, and its not quite over yet as Netherhall  drew 1-1 with Cleator Moor Celtic Reserves on Saturday in a result that leaves Cleator Moor, with two games in hand, just one point behind Netherhall who have played all of their games. Keith Anderson scored for Netherhall and Owen Charlton for Celtic. If Cleator Moor can get a win, they will escape relegation and force Netherhall down – but both games are against the in form Workington Athletic and it will be a real battle for Celtic to survive this season in the Premier Division.

In Division One Borough lost 1-2 at home to Gosforth with Gosforth now confirmed in second place and promoted. Bransty will end the season in third place. Owen Woodburn and Matthew Pierce scored for Gosforth and Lee Wolfe for Borough. Borough stay fourth and will end the season there,  despite Unisun Athletic having a 6-1 win over Whitehaven Amateurs Reserves. Fifth placed UniSun Athletic have two games in hand but cannot catch Borough. The Unisun six were from Ryan Johnson (2), Mike Mull, Luke Ruddick, Jamie Clague and Jonathan Knott. Cai Docherty got Whitehaven’s consolation goal.

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