BURNESIDE suffered an agonising 2-1 defeat to Penrith Academy in The Peter Daws Memorial Shield Final held at Kendal Town Football Club.

Burneside, managed by Brett Croskell, went into the game after sealing promotion into Division Two following an impressive win at Penrith on Tuesday night.

However, in a game full of action Burneside just missed out, despite Jay Hayton's strike midway through the second half.

Penrith made a strong start and were 1-0 up after five minutes when a corner in from the right was scrambled over the goal line by Roy Emmerson. Emmerson was the quickest to react after the Burneside defenders struggled to clear their lines from the corner.

Penrith continued to impress, while Nathan Kerr saw his effort pushed over the bar by Burneside shot stopper Ryan Brennand.

Burneside grew into the game and began to take control while Jay Hayton missed two glorious opportunities after the young striker headed the ball over from close range before seeing his powerful effort on goal well saved by Academy 'keeper Macauley Musgrave

Penrith, despite being under pressure, made it 2-0 on 42 minutes when Tom Graham went clean through on goal before placing the ball into an empty net. Graham showed great composure to score after getting on to the end of a long ball downfield, which wasn’t cleared by Chris Marshall.

Declan Moore should have made it 3-0 at the start of the second half after he drilled his effort wide. However, Burneside got back into the game when Jay Hayton scored from close range. Hayton tapped home after the ball rebounded off the post, following a deep ball into the penalty area.

Burneside pressed for the equaliser with Jack Campbell, Hayton and Chris Marshall going close. With time running out Burneside thought they had scored when Hayton finished from close range, only to be denied by the linesman, who flagged for offside.

From that point Penrith controlled the closing stages, while Burneside were reduced to ten men in injury time after Chris Marshall was sent off following an altercation with one of the Penrith players.