BOTTOM-OF-THE-TABLE Shap pulled off the shock of the James Cropper Westmorland League season so far as they ended the undefeated league record of leaders Keswick with a 4-2 win.

Keswick went into the game with a depleted squad but held their own until half time as Steve Hindmarch and Declan Robinson scored to offset Ben Palmer’s double.

Stand-in keeper Anthony Stafford also saved a penalty in an eventful 45 minutes which saw Keswick reduced to ten men – and Shap used the man advantage to pull away in the second half as Ben Palmer completed his hat trick from the penalty spot and Jordan Palmer sealed a memorable win.

Wetheriggs United and Ibis drew 3-3, with the Ibis goals from Tyler Park, Cory Robinson and Luke Deveney, and Wetheriggs battling back through Lewis Windle, Nicky Davidson and Josh Waite.

Castletown are now second in the table after they edged out Windermere 2-1 thanks to strikes by Joseph Usher and Ewan Willacy, and Kirkoswald battled back from 2-0 to defeat Penrith Reserves 3-2 with Niall Renwick (2) and Ryan Bell on target.

In the final game, Liam Mason’s goal edged Sedbergh Wanderers to victory by 1-0 at Endmoor KGR.

Four games were played in the Mason and Freeman Cup, where Ambleside United defeated AFC Carlisle 9-4 and there were wins for Appleby Reserves, who defeated Eden Thistle 4-2, Kendal United Reserves – where Sean Atkinson scored four times in a 6-2 win at Windermere – and Kirkby Stephen, 3-2 winners at Dent.

Jay Hayton’s hat trick and goals by Lee Stansfield and Lee Mc Neill saw Burneside progress in the Peter Daws Memorial Shield with a 5-2 win at Braithwaite, while in other cup ties Lunesdale United beat Endmoor KGR Reserves 5-1 and Penrith Royal saw off Kirkoswald Reserves 3-1.

Kendal County Reserves and Greystoke drew 2-2 in Division Two, and in Division Three Penrith Academy remain four points clear thanks to an emphatic 8-0 win at Penrith Saints.