KESWICK remain nine points clear of the rest at the top of the James Cropper Westmorland League after a resounding 6-0 victory over Ibis at Fitz Park.

The defending champions were in relentless form as Richard Bannister scored a hat trick, with Jamie Little, Steve Hindmarch and Zak Marriott also on target.

Castletown United remained second in the table after winning 3-0 at Penrith Reserves, where Sam Oliver scored twice and Joe Usher added the third.

In other games, Simon Brough’s hat trick guided Wetheriggs to an emphatic 6-2 win against strugglers Shap and Windermere edged out Sedbergh Wanderers 5-4 while Appleby defeated Kirkoswald 4-1

Keswick Reserves are now four points clear at the top of Division Two following a crucial 4-1 win at promotion rivals Dent.

Ten man Kirkby Stephen battled back to beat Kendal United Reserves 2-1 at Castle Drive after United had gone 1-0 up through Matt Kennedy.

But after having a player sent off, Kirkby Stephen saw goals by Dan Robinson and Harry Jones give them the three points.

Elsewhere, a Josh Casson hat trick helped Kendal County Reserves to a 5-0 win at Ibis Reserves, AFC Carlisle defeated Windermere Reserves 6-3, Eden Thistle won 5-1 at Ambleside and Staveley United edged out Greystoke 2-1.

In Division Three, Burneside made it 13 wins in a row with a 6-1 win over Ullswater United, with Callum Taylor (2), C Marshall, Dean McNeill, Will Cornthwaite and Jordan Matias on the scoresheet, while Lunesdale United beat Staveley United Reserves 2-1

Three games finished 3-3 - with Endmoor KGR and Penrith Royal, Braithwaite and Langwathby as well as Sedbergh Wanderers Reserves and Wetheriggs United Reserves all sharing six goals.