WETHERIGGS United were crowned Bluefin Insurance Westmorland Football title winners after Keswick lost to Appleby on Saturday.

The Penrith-based side beat Sedbergh Wanderers 6-0 in their final game of the season on Thursday night thanks to goals from player-manager Phil Askins, Paul Pattinson, George Burne, Pete Askins, Ben Pool and Mike McGleenon.

Keswick beat Penrith Rangers 5-2 on Thursday night to keep up with Wetheriggs, but it meant going into Saturday that Keswick had to beat Appleby to stand any chance of pegging Wetheriggs back.

However they fell to a 1-0 defeat as Appleby solidified their second place in the table when Dean inadvertently found the onrushing Lund to fire neatly into the roof of the net.

In manager Phil Askin’s first season in charge of the club, Wetheriggs United secretary Colin Parker said everybody was still letting the achievement sink in.

“They’re very happy with the way they’ve played in this last month and we’ve come from nowhere to win this,” Parker said.

“We’re all just taking it in that we’ve actually won it and hopefully this will be the building block to go on and get some stability back into the club.”

Meanwhile Kendal Celtic have been relegated to Division Two as they are now four points adrift of safety with just one game to play.

They gave themselves a shot in the arm by beating fourth-placed Kirkoswald 2-1 on Thursday night, picking up their second success of the season on the back of a Nicholas Chaplow brace.

But a 3-0 loss to fellow strugglers Penrith Rangers was followed by a 4-1 defeat at home to Kendal United on Tuesday night.

Matthew Holding put Celtic 1-0 up with a deflected shot but three goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half by United gave them victory. They added a fourth late on as Jay Turner, a Dave Crearie penalty and a Jason Tucker double gave United the win.

Celtic manager Mark Simpson said: “It’s unfortunate to see us relegated but hopefully we’ll bounce back next season.”

Lunesdale United confirmed their place in Division One next season when they beat fellow strugglers Penrith Rangers in a critical game on Tuesday night.

The success means they are four points above the drop zone.

It is now a straight fight between Rangers and Sedbergh Wanderers, who defeated Burneside 5-1 on Saturday, for the final relegation spot.

The two sides play each other in a mouth-watering six-pointer at Havera Park, Sedbergh on Saturday to decide which team goes down. Rangers must win to stay in the division, while a draw will do for Wanderers.

In the other game to be played over the last seven days, Kendal United won 3-2 at Ambleside United Reserves. David Crearie and Martin Willan put Kendal 2-1 up at halftime after Ambleside took the lead, and a breakaway goal made sure of the points for United in the second half, with Ambleside gaining a consolation late on.