THE FIRST round of The Benevolent Trophy got underway in a dramatic afternoon of action.

The Westmorland League Division One Team Penrith Reserves pulled off a shock 1-0 victory over Kendal United from West Lancashire League Division Two.

Kendal, who had previously won the Benevolent Trophy back in 2018, missed a lot of chances before Penrith pushed them out for the win.

The Westmorland Gazette:

Haydon Wilson stood out by scoring with a close-range finish to secure the win for his team.

In the other first round ties, defending trophy holders Wetheriggs United battled into the next round after they defeated Appleby 5-3.

Martyn Coleman scored a hat trick while John Murrays’ brace secured the win in a repeat of previous season’s final play off.

The Westmorland Gazette:

Cory Robinsons’ brace eased Ibis into the next round where they defeated Kirkby Stephen 2-0, while Endmoor won 4-2 at Ullswater United with Chris Bell scoring twice as Steve Bowman’s team edged into the next round.

Three games were played in James Cropper Westmorland League Division One.

The Westmorland Gazette:

In the shock of the afternoon Kirkoswald defeated Keswick 2-1.

Reece Simpson and Niall Renwick securing the win.

Windermere won 3-0 at Sedbergh and Dent United.

Marsh United saw off Shap with some impressive play that brought about a 4-1 result.

The Westmorland Gazette:

In Division Two included Greystoke defeating league leaders AFC Carlisle by 2-1.

Ambleside United routed Appleby Reserves with a hard fought 5-2 contest.

Cartmel and District Reserves won by the same score after they defeated Kendal County Reserves.

Keswick Reserves edged out Sedbergh and Dent United Reserves 2-1.

Joshua Fords brace and a goal from Matt Harby helped Ibis Reserves to a 3-3 draw at Penrith Academy.

Burneside were able to come back from being 2-1 down to defeat Windermere Reserves by 3-2.

The comeback was praised by fans,

The game saw Jay Hayton scoring twice, while Scott O Callaghan also appearing on the score sheet.

The Westmorland Gazette:

Eden Thistle defeated Kendal United’s A Team 4-1 in Division Three.

Goals came courtesy from Luke Dalzell, Aiden Dent and Nathan Chambers. They edged Endmoor KGR Reserves to a 3-2 win at Staveley United Reserves.

In the final game of this week's league play offs Langwathby United defeated Eden United by four goals to two.