Early shock for under-16 league leaders Cockermouth
Last updated at 15:31, Wednesday, 01 February 2012
An eagerly-awaited Penrith league under-16s derby game exploded into life when Joe Sullivan’s close-range header opened the scoring for Cockermouth u-15s after 20 minutes.
Cockermouth’s Under-16s seemed to take some time to realise they were in a game but Joe Taylor’s long-range strike for his first goal of the season seemed to do the job after half an hour.
A changed line-up for the start of the second half saw the Under-16s dominate and run three further goals in from Spiers, Orr and Foyle, underpinned by a solid performance from their man-of-the-match Luke Westhead.
Second-placed Warwick suffered a shock defeat to Castletown who made amends for last week’s cup defeat with a 3-2 win.
Wetheriggs continued their good form with a 6-2 win away at Keswick thanks to a brace of goals from A Bailey, likewise for Penrith who returned with the points after a 4-2 win at Langwathby.
A much depleted under-14 League left local derby game Castletown Utd take on Castletown Whites with the home side easing to victory 3-1 thanks to the form of Sam Oliver who added two more goals to his season’s tally.
Second-placed Keswick had a solid victory over third place Penrith 8-1 with a Lucas hat-trick and a brace from Anderton and West.
In the Under-12 league, the leaders Castletown Rangers met Castletown Rovers. Rangers just managed to open their lead at the top with a 3-2 win.
MacRae scored a brace for Keswick Reds as they ran out 4-0 winners at home to Langwathby while Keswick Yellows went down 2-1 at home to Castletown Blues.
Castletown Whites also had a 6-2 comfortable win over Penrith AFC with Young and Palmer scoring two goals apiece.
With both Keswick Greens and Harraby Catholic Club having no games it meant that Castletown Blues had a chance to close the gap on the top two when they visited Frenchfield to play the young Penrith Blues, the home side made the Castletown side work hard for their 4-2 victory.
Keswick Blues travelled to neighbours Cockermouth and came away with all three points, thanks to two goals from Blues Oscar Link who also was awarded man of the match.
Penrith entertained Castletown Whites and secured a 2-1 win with goals from Poppy Scholefield and Kyle Strand with Kieran Phillips-Craig replying for the visitors.
First published at 11:27, Wednesday, 01 February 2012
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