In the Egremont and District Sunday League there were four President’s Cup fixtures on the cards and all four went ahead despite heavy rain overnight.

At Lowca, Bransty Rangers had an excellent 6-0 win over Mirehouse AFC.

Dominating the first 45 minutes, and with a 5-0 advantage at half time, Bransty were well on top as Mirehouse gifted the home side the advantage, with four goals from James Thursby as he was clinical in front of goal and one more from Dean Relph.

The break put some fire back into Mirehouse who regrouped for the second half and, despite going down to 10 men with an injury and no substitutes available, the visitors held Bransty, although Ryan Cornish headed over and then powered a piledriver over the bar in quick succession.

At the other end, Mirehouse created chances of their own and hit the post but Elliot Holliday kept a clean sheet in the Bransty nets.

A late Mark Callan goal sealed the win in the dying minutes.

In the other cup ties, Thornhill FC had a comfortable 3-1 win over Moor Row, with two first-half goals from Carl Lofthouse including a long-range strike enough to put the home side on top.

Mirehouse’s consolation goal was from Owen Woods but a final goal from Ryan Lowery put the icing on the cake for Thornhill.

St Bees Athletic won by the same scoreline against Lowca Pirates, who sat one position higher up in the league table.

St Bees secured the win thanks to goals from Pat Williamson, Lewis Jolly and Joe Atkinson on his debut.

In the the fourth game at Moresby FC, it was bottom of the table FC Cosmos who came out with the away win, with a 1-4 result.