PIRELLI hold the advantage in the race to be crowned Westmorland League Division One Champions.

The team from Carlisle climbed two points clear at the top after collecting six points from the last two matches.

On Saturday Pirelli defeated Appleby 3-0 in a scrappy encounter as Jordan Irving opened the scoring after tapping home from close range. However Appleby missed a penalty after Pirelli shot stopper Luke Miller made a crucial save.

The save proved to be the turning point before two left footed strikes by Scott Priest sealed the win. On Tuesday night Pirelli held on to defeat Penrith Reserve 1-0 at Frenchfields.

Keswick who had been on top of the league all season dropped crucial points after being held to a 1-1 draw by Kendal United at Fitz Park. The Reds, who had lost key players such as Richard Bannister to injury, were given a tough challenge by a youthful and exuberant Kendal United team. Keswick opened the scoring through Tom Atkinson after 50 minutes, however Matt Kennedy dented Keswick’s title hopes with the equalising goal in the 70th minute.

In the other games, Sedbergh Wanderers continued their steady season with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Penrith Reserves. David Burton opened the scoring before Oliver Wales sealed the win for the team from Havera Park.

Alex Johnson's own goal helped Wetheriggs United to a narrow 1-0 win over bottom of the table Ambleside United.

Kirkoswald moved up to fifth after a 2-1 win at Ibis, while on Tuesday night, Kendal United battled out a dramatic 3-3 draw with Kendal County Reserves. County, who fielded a very strong team, raced into a 3-1 lead, however United battled back to take the draw thanks to Sam Hunter's brace and Matt Kennedy's strike.

In the Mason and Freeman Cup semi finals Castletown United and Kendal United Reserves booked their place in the final. Castletown United defeated Keswick Reserves 3-0, while Kendal United saw off Eden Thistle 2-0 in extra time.

Shap climbed five points clear at the top of Division Two as they saw off Staveley United 5-0, Endmoor remained second with two games in hand by picking up four points from two games. On Saturday KGR were held to a 0-0 draw with Langwathby United before they defeated Greystoke 1-0 on Tuesday night.

Carleton Banks edged out Braithwaite 2-0, Dent defeated Ullswater United 4-3,while Greystoke saw off Windermere Reserves 3-1 at the weekend.

In Division Three Ambleside Town routed Penrith Saints 16-0, Sedbergh Wanderers Reserves picked up a 3-1 win at Kirkoswald Reserves, Appleby Reserves eased past Penrith Academy 4-0, while Lunesdale United defeated Burneside Reserves 2-0.