Milnthorpe Corinthians have picked up with County Cup Trophy after a narrow 2-1 over Kendal County on a wet and miserable night at Kendal Town Football Club.

Corinthians, who saw their reserve team win the Junior Cup the previous week had to battle for the victory against a Kendal County Team who were the defending cup holders going into the game.

Kendal, who had only played two pre season matches in the build up to the cup final, sponsored by Russell Armer Homes, started the game well and were the better side throughout the first half.

Connor Walmsley creating the first real opportunity of note for the Claret and blues after he found himself clean through on goal only to be denied by Tom Taylor in the Corinthians goal, while Bailey Carlos was a constant threat for Milnthorpes defence.

Milnthorpes main threat came through Steve Yawson, while Ryan Dodds in the Kendal goal had a relatively comfortable first half as both teams were all square at half time’

However Milnthorpe made a strong start to the second half and were 1-0 up after Elliot Frith who had only been on the pitch for five minutes opened the scoring.

Frith who collected the ball found time and space before placing a composed finish past Ryan Dodds in the Kendal County goal.

Corinthians pushed for the second however Simon Wearing’s direct free kick went over the bar, while a tactical change by Kendal County proved critical when they went 4-3-3.

It led to County looking more dangerous in the attacking third for the rest of the game.

The decision to change their formation saw County apply more pressure on Corinthians, with Carlos and Walmsley denied by Taylor.

However Kendal did equalise with 20 minutes remaining after Jack Brench headed the ball into the net from an accurate cross into the box.

Milnthorpes reply was instant following a good attacking move which saw Steve Yawson round the keeper before he finished the ball into the empty net.

Both teams continued to play football as the weather conditions worsened, while Jason Jones was sent off for Kendal after fouling one of the Milnthorpe players.

Kendal despite being down to ten men kept pressing for the equaliser, with creating too many clear cut openings to level things up.

As the clock ticked towards the end of the game, Milnthorpe managed to soak up a lot of pressure with County throwing everything at them.

But it was to no avail, as Milnthorpe hung on to take the trophy from County.