DESPITE the bad weather, the James Cropper League managed to strive on with the majority of its games across its three divisions.

Division One could only put on two games, where Appleby moved to within three points of league leaders Endmoor KGR after an 3-0 victory over Penrith Reserves.

Goals came from Benjamin Jackson, Liam Kinnear and Michael Newton, and were rounded off with an impressive display for the hosts who continued their revival.

In the only other game played, Richard Thextons brace and a goal by Luke Packham guided Sedbergh and Dent United to an important 3-0 win at Shap.

Division Two leaders AFC Carlisle remained on top of the table after they came from 1-0 down to a 2-1 victory at Kendal County Reserves.

Kendal County started the game well and created chances before Cammy Khan opened the scoring, however AFC Carlisle fought back in the second half and claimed the win thanks to goals from Zack Beacom and Kane Hebson.

In the other games Matt Kennedys brace and goals from David Crierie and Declan Thompson saw Kendal United Reserves defeat Appleby Reserves 4-1.

Burneside defeated Sedbergh and Dent United Reserves 2-1 with Callum Taylor and Declan Wilkinson both scoring.

Ambleside United defeated Ibis Reserves 4-2 while Penrith Academy and Keswick Reserves drew 0-0.

Eden Thistle remained top of Division Three winning 3-0 at Braithwaite.

Daniel Monks scored all five goals in Staveley United Reserves 5-1 win at Endmoor KGR Reserves.

Kendal United’s A Team won 3-0 at Penrith Royal with Max Barron scoring twice, while Ollie Cleasby also found the net.

Kirksowald Reserves edged out Ullswater United 2-1, Wetheriggs United Reserves defeated Lunesdale United 4-1, while Kirkby Stephen Reserves edged out Eden United 1-0.

However, due to Covid restrictions The West Lancashire Football League have had to cancel their league.

The league, making up Kendal County, Kendal United, Milnthorpe Corinthians, Carnforth Rangers and Cartmel had suspended for a number of weeks and with Lancashire in Tier 3.