TWO in form teams battled it out in the second round of The Benevolent Trophy as Appleby defeated Keswick 3-2 in a pulsating encounter at Broad Close.

Appleby, who are the defending holders of the competition, inflicted a first defeat of the season on Keswick who have made an imposing start to the season.

Jordan Crawford scored a brace before Dan Rob completed the scoring as Appleby progressed into the next round.

In the other ties, Windermere edged into the next round after a 6-5 penalty shootout win over Ibis. Both sides were tied at 2-2 after extra time before the hosts progressed.

Andy Lockhart’s hat trick guided Kirkby Stephen to an emphatic 6-0 win against Langwathby United while Penrith Reserves defeated Kirkoswald 3-2.

In the Westmorland League Division One, Shap picked up their first win of the season with a 5-4 victory against Endmoor KGR.

Shap were 5-0 up at the break after Luke Frazer scored four goals, while Jordan Palmer hit a stunning free kick. But Endmoor scored four goals in the second half to set up an exciting finish to the match, but Shap were able to hold out for the win.

Dent moved one point clear at the top of Westmorland League Division Two following an 8-2 win at Staveley United.

Liam Robson and Jamie Street edged Castletown United to a hard fought 2-1 victory against Appleby Reserves. Carleton Banks picked up a 4-2 win at Ullswater United, Eden Thistle routed Greystoke 3-0 while Adam Beaty’s brace helped Keswick Reserves to a 4-1 win against Windermere Reserves.

Ibis Reserves edged one point clear at the top of Division Three after a dominant 5-0 win against Kirkoswald Reserve. Dean Stephenson and Dave Irvine scored twice while Jay Hayton completed the scoring.

Chris Ladd’s hat trick edged Sedbergh Wanderers Reserves to a 6-4 win at Endmoor KGR Reserves, Penrith Academy picked up a 2-1 win at Penrith Saints while Lunesdale United defeated Burneside 3-2 at Hollins Lane.