Pirelli lead the chase for the Cumberland County Premier Division championship, keeping on course with a 9-0 home win over luckless Gosforth.
Kieron Blair grabbed four goals; there was a hat-trick for Marc Shiel and single contributions from James Earl and Luke Firth completed the scoring.
Workington Athletic remain a point behind in second place after ravelling to Carlisle and achieving a 4-1 win against Northbank. Athletics’ former Workington Reds star Phil Mcluckie was on target, backing a Connor Hammell hat trick to keep the pressure on Pirelli. Northbank’s contribution was an own goal courtesy of the Athletic keeper.
Aspatria are two points behind leaders Pirelli, however, with a game in hand and could leapfrog both them and Workington Athletic if they win that fixture.
Aspatria were involved in a local derby when they travelled down the road to meet Maryport Athletic. In an entertaining game, Aspatria took the points with a 5-2 win with goals from Andrew Trestianu (3), Richard Hudson and Sean Law. Attlee Skillen and Josh Patterson scored the goals for the hosts.
Earlier Carlisle City Development and Aspatria had switched their fixture to midweek to avoid a clash with City’s first team commitments.
Aspatria enjoyed their trip to play under the lights at Gillford Park coming away with a 6-2 victory. Another hat-trick from Andrew Trestianu for Aspatria was complimented with efforts from Lewis Little, Joe Stewart and Harry Creighton. City replied through Ewan Bowyer and Ryan Metcalfe.
Carlisle City Development shipped seven unanswered goals against Cockermouth in the follow-up game.
Ryan Carruthers notchedg a double with Kyran Bertram, Luke Graham, Dan Dobson, Callum West and Mike Graham completing the scoring.
Workington Reds Development entertained Wigton on the artificial surface at St Benedict’s School. The venue certainly suited the Reds who ran out 6-0 winners. Tom Houghton and Josh Palmer scored two goals each, with Carl Lightfoot and Matty Foster confirming the victory.
In Division One Mirehouse sit top of the pile completing back to back wins over Windscale Reserves. This game was much closer than the 3-1 away victory the previous week.
Mirehouse just edged a 4-3 home victory courtesy of a hat trick from Kyle Bailiff, with Bradley Dryden providing the other. Windscale kept the result in doubt until the final minute with Lewis Selkirk, Dan McAdam and player manager, Dale Hooper responding for the visitors.
Silloth’s rejuvenated squad entertained Cleator Moor Celtic Reserves firing eight goals into the ‘Hoops’ net. Reece Blake and Adam Carr both grabbed hat tricks for the Seagulls, complimented by strikes from Leon Hewitson and Spencer Irving. Celtics lone effort in reply came from Luke Youdale.
Miners came out on top in the Whitehaven derby defeating Amateurs 4-0 on the plastic at the County Ground. Dylan Elsworth, Jamie Thursby and Lewis Park with a brace completing the scoring.