Midweek fixtures in the Smurfit Kappa Cumberland County League produced 21 goals shared between five fixtures.

Pirelli were top scorers netting six against UniSun Athletic to progress in the Whitehaven Cup as they got just one in reply. On the mark for Pirelli were Andy Lewis, Ben Davidson, Danny Black, Ricky James and a brace from Jordan Irving. UniSun’s lone response provided by David Osbourne.

In the Premier Division a single goal from Jack Denwood secured the three points for Gosforth in a close game away to Cleator Moor Celtic Reserves.

Aspatria made home advantage count to take the spoils with a 2-1 defeat of Wigton Harriers. Goals from Gary Pearson and Wayne Iredale secured the points with Wigton’s response coming from Richard O’Keefe.

Division one saw victories for Bransty Rangers over Whitehaven Amateurs Reserves and Workington Reds Juniors against Whitehaven Miners. Brothers, Stewart and Bradley O’Pray with a goal apiece saw Bransty home 2-1 at Amateurs, whose reply came from Matt McClure.

Workington Reds Juniors continued their run of form with a 5-2 success against Miners. A hat-trick from Callum Killick supported by strikes from Jamie Bramley and Stefan Scott gave the Reds the edge with Miners' whose contributions came from Lewis Park and Jack Harkness.

At the weekend Cockermouth kept up pressure at the top of the Premier Division with a 7-0 win away to Netherhall. Against a young inexperienced Netherhall, Cockermouth, currently joint leaders on points with Wigton Harriers, took the opportunity to improve their goal difference with finishes from Connor Cooke, a brace from Nick Wood and a hat trick from Luke Graham. Their compliment for the day courtesy of an own goal.

In the Benevolent Cup, Pirelli progressed with a 3-1 home win over Bransty Rangers, In a game which swayed from end to end, Pirelli booked their place in the Final with goals from Jordan Irving and a double from Ricky James, a Liam O’Pray effort giving Bransty some hope.

Wigton Harriers comfortably defeated Silloth in the quarter-final of the Whitehaven Cup winning 5-0. A Jonny Studholme double and one each from Ryan Studholme, Tom Hill and Andy Hill completed the scoring. Wigton will now host Aspatria in the semis.

In the Premier Section of the Divisional Cup there were wins for Carlisle City Development and Aspatria. City entertained Gosforth who held a one goal advantage from the home leg. After stubborn resistance from Gosforth, City ground out the result winning 5-0 on the day and 7-3 on aggregate. City advanced with goals from Reece Robinson, Jack Baker and a hat trick from Ryan Holmes.

Aspatria were given a tough ride at Cleator Moor Celtic Reserves. The scores were level from a 1-1 first leg. Celtic led 2-0 at half time with goals from 16-year-old Ben Mahaffey on only his second appearance at this level, supplemented with a volley by Craig Scott from a corner kick.

Aspatria hit back with three more can also

thank 16 year old Liam Parker for one of their goals which brought Aspatria back into contention. Substitute Andrew Trestrianu notching a brace to take the tie with a 4-3 aggregate score line.

In the Division one section, Workington Reds Juniors had an emphatic 8-0 home win against Whitehaven Amateurs Reserves to take into the second leg. The goal hero for Reds was Liam McCollough with five accompanied by a Kyle Graham brace and a Carl Denver strike.

Saturday sees the first of the finals when Cockermouth take on Pirelli in the Conway Cup final. This should prove to be a mouth-watering spectacle with both teams also in contention for the Premiership title. The game will be staged at the Falcon Ground, Egremont, ko 2pm.