KESWICK have won the Westmorland Football League thanks to their 17th consecutive victory of the season.

Having drawn two and lost two of their first four games of the season, they have gone on a tremendous run and now sit proudly at the top of the table, three points clear of Kirkoswald with their last match of the campaign against Penrith Rangers on Saturday.

They only needed a point at home to Lunesdale United on Tuesday night, but they got all three anyway with a 4-1 success. Top scorer Richard Bannister got the ball rolling for Keswick after just three minutes with a good header at the back post, and he doubled the advantage when he rounded the keeper and finished into an empty net.

Before long it was 3-0, Steven Rigg completing a wonderful passing move from the champions, but Lunesdale were to pull ne back after a shot took a wicked deflection off a Keswick defender.

But as the first half reached its conclusion, Chris Rowley headed in a Jamie Little free kick to make it 4-1, and it stayed like that in the second half.3 Keswick beat Sedbergh Wanderers 2-0 on Saturday and Wetheriggs United 3-1 last Thursday to cap an amazing week.

Kendal United had a mixed time of it, losing 2-0 against Lunesdale United on Saturday.

But they moved up to fifth place in their first season back in Division One since they folded in 2005 with a 3-1 success at Appleby. Liam Dent got the first goal for Appleby but after 20 minutes Kendal United equalised with a lovely finish from Ryan Close. In the second half Alastair Wilson scored a penalty to give United the advantage and with five minutes to go Martin Willan made sure of the points with a header from an acute angle.

Kendal Celtic beat relegated Carvetii United 3-0 on Saturday. Marc Brewer took advantage of a poorly set-up wall to put Celtic in the lead from a free kick with half an hour gone. Jamie Stott succeeded from the penalty spot and Brewer nodded in a free kick to secure maximum points.

Meanwhile Burneside have been promoted from Division Two after beating third-place Langwathby United 4-1 in a crunch game. Two goals by Shaun Gardner gave Burneside a 2-0 half time lead and after Langwathby pulled one back, substitute Negus Finn and Alec Hague scored to give Burneside promotion.