AS the torrential rain swept across the county and claimed a number of games, the Russell Armer Homes Senior Challenge Cup tie between hosts Kirkoswald and holders Kendal County survived the weather.

And it proved to be a thriller as County edged into the next round with a 3-2 extra time win.

Kirkoswald, who ply their trade in Westmorland League Division One, stunned West Lancashire League Division One outfit County when Niall Renwick edged the hosts in front.

However, County player manager Dan Ferguson rescued his team with a last minute goal which sent the game into extra time.

The Kendal based side pushed on during extra time when Connor Walmsley and Bailey Carlos put them in control.

But Renwick pulled a goal back for the hosts and County had a few nervous moments before they held on to secure their place in the next round.

In the James Cropper Westmorland League, Appleby climbed to the top of Division One following an emphatic 6-1 win over Sedbergh and Dent United, while Penrith Reserves defeated Ibis 3-2 in a hard fought contest.

Ibis were in front on two occasions when Robbie Ingham and Tyler Park scored.

However the hosts battled back before securing the win with Hayden Wilson, Lee Stockdale and Adam Robley on the scoresheet

In the only other Division One game to survive the weather, Windermere moved up to fifth place after they won 3-1 at Kirkby Stephen.

Charlie Routledge's brace and goals from Daniel Nevinson, Sam Benson and Corey Wilson saw Ambleside United go one point clear at the top of Division Two when they defeated Burneside 5-2.

Newly promoted Burneside were 2-1 up at the break with Nathan McNeill and Jay Hayton on the score sheet, and with the game in the balance Brett Croskell's team put up a spirited display before the hosts pushed onto secure the win.

In the other games, nine man Ibis Reserves pulled off the most remarkable of wins as they defeated Penrith Academy 4-3 at The Jubilee Playing Fields.

Ibis were 3-2 down but somehow came back to win the game with David Irvine, David Seaton, Charlie Harrison and Ben Humble scoring their goals.

A Jacob Matthews hat trick and goals from Jacob Carway, Darren Huck and Tyler Colloby eased Kendal County Reserves to a 6-3 win over Appleby Reserves.

In Division Three, the only game to survive the weather saw Staveley United Reserves defeat Endmoor KGR Reserves 4-3.