CARTMEL and District Reserves kept the flag flying for the Baines Bagguley Penhale North Lancashire and District Football League with an exceptional win at Shap in the Westmorland County Football Association Junior Cup quarter final.

The work-rate of the Cartmel side was the deciding factor with both goals from Ryan Patterson and Cameron Young being scored after some good passing movements. In the semi-final they will meet Carleton Banks.

In the Premier Division Caton United slipped back to second place after they were held to a 1-1 draw against near neighbours Ingleton.

Galgate leapt back to the top after beating a Bowerham side that hardly created a threat to the Galgate side.

It looks as though the wheels have come off for Bentham after and excellent run they have now lost its last two games when they went down 2-1 to Marsh United.

Morecambe Royals got back to winning ways when they overcame a youthful Storeys side, winning by 4-1 while Carnforth Rangers carried on with their good form by beating Trimpell and Bare Rangers in a close game by 2-1.

In Division One Mayfield United suffered a blow to their title hopes when they were pegged back from a winning 3-0 lead to a 3-3 draw against bottom club Grange.

Swarthmoor Social Club took advantage of the Mayfield slip when they travelled to play relegation haunted Kirkby Lonsdale in a game both sides had to win. Swarthmoor proved to be the better side when they won 3-1.

Bolton-le-sands look doomed to relegation when they again lost by the odd goal for the ninth time this season when they went down 2-1 to near rivals Millhead.

In Division Two leaders Freehold kept their one point advantage at the top after a 4-0 win over Marsh United Reserves, second placed Boys Club won and third placed Ingleton Reserves surprisingly dropped points when they hosted C. C. Wanderers.

Caton United Reserve travelled to play AFC Moorlands and thanks to a Sam Ives strike took all three points.

Boys Club kept alive their promotion chances with a hard earned 2-0 win over a much improved Galgate Reserves side while Burton Thistle did their chances of avoiding the drop no harm when they beat Tic Dyn/Overton/Middleton Reserves.

In Division Three Carnforth Rangers ‘A’ entertained a strong Mayfield United Reserves side and were beaten after a first-half Bragg Casey own goal.

Highgrove Reserves were too good for Trimpell and Bare Reserves - beating them 9-2.

There were two massive shocks in the semi-finals of the Division Four Eric Wilson/Cunningham Cup.

Both FC Brittania and Arnside Reserves were favourites to meet on Giant-Axe for the second season running.

But it was not to be as mid-table Heysham Reserves beat second placed Brittania 1-0 and rock bottom club Moorlands beat Arnside 4-0.