KESWICK FC continue to lead the way at the top of the James Cropper Westmorland League Division One after a hard-fought 2-1 home win against newly-promoted Endmoor KGR.

Karl Southern opened the scoring for the hosts before Endmoor battled back through a well taken goal by Connor Crawshaw-Collins. However, Richard Bannister’s goal with ten minutes to go edged Keswick to victory.

In the other games, Ibis climbed up to 5th in the table following a 4-2 win at relegation-threatened Shap. Shaun Askew, Josh Phizacklea, Dan Jones and Cory Robinson scored the goals that guided Ibis to their third straight win.

Bobby Atkinson’s hat-trick eased Appleby to an emphatic 4-1 win at Wetheriggs United, while Ambleside United defeated Kendal County Reserves 4-0 where Jack Bradley opened the scoring before goals by Dan Nevinson, Liam Blenkharn and James Renshaw sealed the win. In the final Division One game, Penrith Reserves and Kirkoswald battled out a dramatic 5-5 draw.

Carleton Banks moved one point clear at the top of Division Two after a comfortable 4-1 win at Eden Thistle. Sam Sedgwick’s brace and David Burton's goal edged Dent to a narrow 3-2 victory against Keswick Reserves, while Kendal United Reserves came from a goal behind to defeat ten man AFC Carlisle 3-1. Daniel Dixon opened the scoring for AFC Carlisle but Kendal United battled back through strikes by Matt Kennedy, Aidan Dent and Seph Webster.

In Division Three, Ibis Reserves pulled five points clear at the top following a dominating 4-1 victory against Sedbergh Wanderer Reserves. Korkoey Flamor Young scored twice, before Nathan Chambers and Joseph Dodds sealed a comfortable victory for Fred Dixon's team.

Elsewhere, Langwathby United eased past Penrith Saints 9-3, while Kirkoswald Reserves defeated Penrith Academy 3-2.