SEVERAL dramatic matches and games were seen in the Benevolent Trophy quarter finals, notably when Kendal United progressed into the semi-finals.

Kendal was praised for their performance as they defeated Appleby 3-2 on penalties at Castle Drive.

The game it’s self-lived up to expectations watched on by a big crowd where Kendal United opened the scoring after Matt Kennedy scored.

Appleby were left to rue numerous opportunities especially in the opening stages after Bobby Atkinson missed from close range.

The visitors equalised in the second half after a good finish, before Kendal United regained the lead when Ollie Cleasby scored finishing off another well worked move.

Appleby equalised again sending the game into extra time and despite both teams pushing for the win the game went to penalties where Jack Brolly saved two of Appleby’s spot kicks while penalties from Jordan Archer Nelson, Finlay Richardson, and Nick Crierie sealed Kendal’s place in the next round.

In the other games Martyn Colemans hat trick eased Wetheriggs United eased into the semi-finals after they routed Ullswater United 4-0, Penrith Reserves edged out Endmoor 1-0, while Windermere won 5-1 at Greystoke.

In the James Cropper Westmorland League Division One, Kirkoswald put themselves one point behind league leaders Windermere following their 3-0 win against Kirkby Stephen, while goals by Joe Fallows, Jack Leddy and Ben Sedgwick saw Sedbergh and Dent Utd defeat Keswick 3-0.

The stand out game in Division Two saw Penrith Academy win 5-2 at Keswick Reserves where Liam McCullogh scored a hat trick while in Division Three Braithwaite edged out Milnthorpe Town 5-4 in the game of the day.