Milnthorpe Corinthians lost 3-0 to Northern League Division One side Penrith in this latest pre-season friendly at Dallam School.

The game saw Corinthians push a very strong Penrith team all the way on what was a wet and miserable Saturday afternoon.

Corinthians, who begin their West Lancashire League Division One Campaign on Saturday, August 5, started the game well as Zach Clark fired the ball wide of the post.

Former Kendal Town man Clark forced the Penrith defence to clear their lines on numerous occasions while the rain continued to fall.

Penrith always looked a threat on the break as Shaun Gardner and Jonathan Murray forced Tom Bush into action, however Corinthians continued to play good football while Matthew Knipe blasted the ball over the bar.

The Cors continued to create half chances through Jamie Hastings, Knipe and Liam Breslin, as the first half ended all square.

In the second half, Penrith started strongly while Milnthorpe began to struggle, as Murray, Gardner, Sam Bell and Matthew Main caused problems in the penalty area.

Penrith opened the scoring when Murray drilled the ball into the net from close range, before he added a second ten minutes later with a tame finish that fell into the bottom left hand corner.

Milnthorpe's best opportunity fell to Knipe who forced the Penrith keeper into a good save before Gardner scored Penrith's third in injury to seal a hard-fought win,

Corinthians start their league campaign as they entertain Stoneclough before facing Kendal County at Parkside Road on Tuesday, August 8.

Newly promoted Kendal County begin life in Division One at home to Eagley, while Kendal United play their first ever game in the West Lancashire League Division as they travel to face Euxton Villa Reserves.