The Cumberland Senior Cup second round took centre stage over Smurfit Kappa County League fixtures this week and produced some interesting results.

Division one’s Bransty were at home to premier division Aspatria but, due to the weather, agreed to move the clash to the all-weather pitch at Netherhall.

An Andrew Trestianu strike for Aspatria gave them the lead but Bransty equalised when Bradley O’Pray converted a penalty and this was followed by a further goal by Mark Callen giving Bransty a 2-1 lead at the interval.

Aspatria piled on the pressure during the second period and had the Bransty defence working overtime but they stood firm.

Another premier versus division one game saw Netherhall play Whitehaven Miners, with the Maryport side winning 5-1.

Miners took the lead on 24 minutes when Chris Moore pressurised a defender to gain a corner. The resultant corner was cleared but when the ball was flighted back into the box, Moore powered home a header.

Miners looked comfortable but Netherhall spoiled the illusion with goals from Chris Dawes and Adam Tinnion for a 2-1 lead.

Both teams battled for supremacy during the second period with Netherhall coming out on top to win 5-1. Adam Tinnion got his second, with one each for Brett McMillan and Gavin Graham.

Westmorland League Langwathby entertained Wigton and the Harriers won 4-1 with goals from Ryan Studholme (2), Jonny Studholme and Sam Irving.

November 17 fixtures

Benevolent Cup: Borough v CMB Newlaithes, Carlisle City Dev v Cockermouth, Netherhall v Bransty Rgrs, Pirelli v CM Celtic Res, UniSun Athletic v Gosforth, Wigton Harriers v Whitehaven Amateurs Res, Workington Reds Jnrs v Whitehaven Miners Social.