CUP games took prominence in the North Lancashire region last weekend.

In the Premier Division Sam Price Memorial Cup second round, Bowerham caused an upset when they beat holders Caton United on penalties after extra time.

Bowerham started the better side and for the opening 20 minutes put Caton under pressure but couldn’t create any worthwhile openings.

Neither keeper had a save to make until the 35th minute when Lee Marshall had to be at his best to keep out a Tom Spenceley effort when he dived low to his right to turn the ball round the post.

The second half was almost the same and at the end of 90 minutes it was still goalless.

Extra time saw the Bowerham keeper make three outstanding saves, first from Jackson then two from Kirkby before Caton made the breakthrough.

With just seven minutes of the first period of extra time played a right wing cross to the far post found Jackson but his misdirected header from two yards out only found Matthew Buczynski who headed into the net to give Caton the lead.

Bowerham started the second half in a more determined mood and took the game to Caton but never really troubled the keeper until, with six minutes remaining, Bowerham’s persistence paid off when a Tom Spenceley effort was adjudged to have crossed the line.

This brought the game to the penalty shootout which Bowerham won 4-2.

In the Division One Holdens Solicitors Gibson Cup second round a strong Carnforth Rangers Reserves side just edged out Lancaster Rovers At the end of 90 minutes the game was still even with both sides having good chances to win in ordinary time.

Carnforth eventually won 2-1 with goals from Cameron Holmes and Byron Nixon.

In the league matches, Bolton Le Sands travelled to play Cartmel and District Reserves.

The game was very close with Bolton Le Sands playing with its strongest team for weeks. Cartmel won 2-0 thanks to a well worked goal scored by Ryan McKenny and a Ryan Patterson penalty.

Bottom of the league Grange entertained Millhead.

David Cowperthwaite scored a scintillating hat trick to deny Grange the win.