Celtic and Staveley share spoils as United edge Wanderers in thriller (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Celtic and Staveley share spoils as United edge Wanderers in thriller
KENDAL Celtic and Staveley Utd shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in the Westmorland Football League.
The visitors started brightly, creating the best of the early chances, Celtic keeper Dean Wicks was on hand to clear the ball after a through ball fell to the feet of ex Kendal Celtic player Jamie Jolley.
As the half progressed the game evened out with both defences on top.
The second half was scrappy with plenty of long balls being played from both sides.
Celtic fell a goal behind after failing to clear the ball on the box as Jolley capitalised, poking the ball home to give Staveley the lead.
Falling a goal behind brought Celtic to life, and with five minutes left, Celtic equalised. Nick Chaplow scored from close range as the game ended all square.
Kendal United moved up to fifth in the table after beating Sedbergh Wanderers in a thrilling tie.
In a match which could have ended by even more goals, United prevailed 5-4.
A penalty from Jay Turner gave them the lead and five minutes later Cameron Stewart doubled their advantage.
But Sedbergh fought back and within the first 20 minutes of the game they managed to bring the scores level at 2-2.
Jason Tucker headed United back in the lead to make it 3-2 after 35 minutes and Stewart got his second goal of the half to put Kendal 4-2 up just before half time.
The game was an end-to-end affair in the second half as Sedbergh pulled a goal back but Tucker bagged his brace in the 80th minute to restore Kendal’s two goal advantage.
Sedbergh refused to give up and after an aerial bombardment of Kendal’s box Sedbergh made it 5-4, but there was not enough time for them to equalise again and United took home the points.
Declan Robinson got Keswick's first goal against Lunesdale United when he tapped in at the far post off a Martin Thwaites cross and Dan Fletcher scored the goal of the game to make it 2-0.
All seemed to be going well but a lack of concentration in defence just before half time allowed Lunesdale to pull a goal back and within 10 minutes of the restart it was 2-2.
Fletcher put Keswick back in front with another well-taken goal from 16 yards but Lunesdale equalised with 10 minutes left.
Deep into stoppage time, Thwaites scored from a free kick with the last touch of the game to give Keswick the three points which keeps up the pressure on Wetheriggs United.
The latter ran out 6-0 winners over Kirkoswald thanks to goals from Peter Askins, George Burne (two), Matthew Lea and a brace from Paul Pattinson.
Burneside also picked up a 2-1 victory at home to Penrith Rangers, with Sam Davies and Alec Hague on the scoresheet and David Ivinson getting the goal for Rangers.