Kendal United reign supreme against Burneside as Keswick thump Sedbergh (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Kendal United reign supreme against Burneside as Keswick thump Sedbergh
KENDAL United made it three wins on the bounce to solidify their place in mid-table at this early stage of the Westmorland Football League.
Cameron Stewart got the ball rolling for United in their victory over Burneside as he struck the ball into the bottom corner of the net within the first 10 minutes.
He bagged his brace on the half-hour thanks to a free header at the back post in a game that was evenly contested between the sides.
Straight after half time Burneside brought a goal back from a set-piece but Jason Tucker made sure of the points for Kendal after scoring from a one-on-one with the keeper to give Kendal a 3-1 win.
Last year’s champions Keswick remain top of the league after a 9-0 demolition of basement club Sedbergh Wanderers, who remain without a point after six games.
It was a game Keswick dominated as they took a 4-0 lead going into the half time break, and the goals in the match included five from Richard Bannister and a brace from Jamie Little, with Chris Rowley and Gary Thwaites also on the scoresheet.
Appleby prevailed in a high-scoring and entertaining tie at Kirkoswald, winning 5-4 to keep them just one point behind table-topping Keswick, while Ambleside United Reserves are up to sixth ater a narrow 3-2 success over Penrith Rangers.
A disastrous defensive display cost Staveley United the points after they took an early lead through Callum Thwaites.
Two lapses at the back allowed Lunesdale United to lead 2-1 at the break.
But Staveley came out for the second half in rude health and equalised through a Kyle Hayton header.
Shortly after Callum Thwaites rounded the keeper and slotted Staveley ahead before a quick throw from Adam Thwaites played Callum Thwaites through, and the latter struck a left footed shot into the far corner to send Staveley 4-2 up and complete his hat-trick.
But Staveley’s defensive nightmare continue as Johnny Lowis socred two goals to send Lunesdale level.
A sleeping defence allowed a further two goals to cost Staveley the game, leaving them third from bottom in the table.
Endmoor KGR beat Wetheriggs United Reserves 3-2 in Division One to put them fourth in the table.