✔747 The Old Showfield

Kirkoswald 1-4 Keswick
High Sheriff's Cup
Tuesday 13th April 2021

Kirkoswald is a village, civil parish, and former market town located in the Lower Eden Valley of Cumbria, about 9 miles from Penrith. (population approx. 900)

The village, referred to colloquially as "KO", takes its name from the church of St Oswald. He was the King of Northumbria who, according to legend, toured the pagan North with St Aidan in the 7th Century.

Kirkoswald FC was founded in 1946 and have been members of the Westmorland Football League since 1969.

The Old Showfield

Croft Pl, 



CA10 1DL

The ground is situated through a narrow lane off the main street. On arrival there's the car park and changing rooms which proudly states the club name in large letters. The pitch is next to Stan Cricket Club, which has its pavilion in the far corner of the pitch.

Non-League grounds visited 454

Westmorland League grounds 3

Kirkoswald v Keswick

High Sheriff’s Cup Group A

18.45 ko


Kirkoswald made a promising start and took the lead through Liam Robinson in the 10th

minute. The visitors hit back in the 33rd minute when a shot from outside the area was

knocked onto the post by the ‘keeper only to fall to Jamie Little for a simple tap in. They

increased the lead five minutes later with a flicked header from Richard Bannister following a

mad scramble in the box.

Keswick had the advantage of the slope in the second half and went further ahead in the 69th

minute when a right wing corner was met at the far post to make it 1-3.The match was wrapped up in the dying minutes with Andy Frampton getting on the score

sheet to top off a good performance.


63 miles door-to door (returning via A69) 

dept.1430 arriving 1735

With Lee, Teddy & Katie(driving Suzy)

Before hitting the A66 we stopped off in Barnard Castle for an hour or so. (eye-tests-a-go-go!)

I was delighted to pick up a rare Liverpool 2nd Ref.623 Subbuteo team for a fiver from a charity

shop, while Katie was over the moon to see Bargain Hunt favourite David Harper outside his

antique shop. On arrival everything in the village was closed including the shop and both its

pubs, so we waited in the car out of the rain until kick off. The full match was completed before

the fall of darkness and we were treated to a decent game played at a friendly little club.

Match Stats

KoFC 1(Robinson 15)

KwFC 4(Little 33,69 Bannister 38 Frampton 87)

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