KENDAL County progressed into the semi finals of the Senior Challenge Cup after they defeated county cup holders Appleby 1-0.

In what was a repeat of last season’s final, Kendal battled their way through the game before Connor Walmsley scored the goal that sent Kendal into the next round.

Kendal shot stopper Ryan Dodds saved a penalty, before going off injured, which left Dan Lowther to deputise between the sticks.

Lowther, who is not even a full-time goalkeeper, stood firm for the remainder of the second half while County held on.

In other cup ties Keswick eased into the next round following an emphatic 4-0 victory against Wetheriggs United, while Milnthorpe Corinthians won 7-2 after extra time at Kirksowald.

Corinthians were all square at 2-2 after 90 minutes after goals by Kris Clough and Jamie Woodruff. Kirkoswald had initially gone 2-1 up during the first half before The Cors drew level.

However, Corinthians ran riot during extra time and goals by Woodruff, Peter Baxendale and a brace by Will Booth saw Milnthorpe progress.

In James Cropper Westmorland League Division One Ibis battled back from 2-0 down before seeing off Castletown 4-2 at The Jubilee Playing Fields.

Castletown raced into a 2-0 lead during the first half before Tyler James pulled a goal back from the penalty spot for the hosts.

Ibis dominated the second half and completed the come back when Cory Robinson scored. Then James scored twice to complete his hat trick and Ibis pulled clear from relegation trouble.

In Division Two only one game survived the weather. Ambleside United and Windermere Reserves drew 1-1.

Two games were played in Division Three. Braithwaite edged out Penrith Saints 3-2, while Kirksowald Reserves won 4-3 at Langwathby United.

Penrith Academy defeated Wetheriggs United Reserves 3-1 in The Peter Daws Memorial Shield while Burneside crashed out of the Junior Cup after losing 3-0 at Cartmel and District Reserves.