THE teams of the James Cropper Westmorland League pushed through the cold weather to put on the last games of 2020.

As well as the Westmorland League, the new Bill Robson Cup competition saw out its final matches.

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The highlight of the competition was Kendal’s encounter with Greystoke.

The conditions were harsh but the players were still able to impress with their technique and skill.

After a hard fought game, filled with back and fourth action, Kendal United Reserves were victorious against their fellow James Cropper competitors.

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The Division Two game saw initial hardships for Kendal after Greg Hall shot the visitors into an early lead with a clinic finish which went clean into the Cumbrian sides’ goal.

Kendal were able to reposition themselves and equalise with a skilful goal that came courtesy of David Crierie.

The unstoppable free kick was taken 25 yards from the goal, and nestled into the top corner of the net.

With their momentum in place, Kendal were able to dominate the rest of the first half.

This continued into the second half as Greystoke struggled to replicate their earlier success.

Despite their own waves of skilful play, the Reserves were able to maintain control of the match.

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Kendal’s luck continued after they were awarded a penalty kick which Kyle Hansen converted as the home side went 2-1 up before Crierie unleashed another unstoppable free kick as Kendal were 3-1 in front.

Gresytoke battled back in the closing stages after Sam Graham scored however Kendal United saw out the game to secure the win.

Kendal United Reserves’ defeat of Greystoke 3-2 brought the side within three points of current league leaders AFC Carlisle.

Their performance and their comeback was praised.

In The Billy Robson Cup, Drew Postlethwaites hat trick guided Millom to a 4-2 victory over Kendal Towns Reserves at The ST&B Accountants Stadium.

While Cartmel & District defeated Crookland Casuals 4-1, with Jimmy Keith scoring twice while Andy Lord and Aiden Pearson were also on the scoresheet.