Bonny Blues out of the FA Cup but looking good

Alan Hamilton of Cumbria Quarrying Services with son-in-law and Penrith AFC captain Grant Davidson and the match day strip sponsored by Cumbria Quarrying Services.

Hopes Penrith AFC had of progressing in the FA Cup came to a 2-4 end in an extra preliminary round tie against Seaham Red Star on Saturday. But they looked the part thanks to the part sponsorship of their kit by Cumbria Quarrying Services.

Cumbria Quarrying Services is owned by Alan Hamilton, the father-in-law of Penrith AFC skipper Grant Davidson, who plays centre back. Midfielder Adam Main also works for Cumbria Quarrying Services, and the company has its name on all the club’s match day strips and training equipment.

Alan Hamilton began his business by working quarries for other companies, but now owns several quarries himself – Bowscar Lazonby, Rooks Quarry (Salterwath limestone), Pickering Quarry (Orton Scar stone), Lazonby Quarry with its riven paving and Lambhill Quarry.

The company specialises in supplying natural stone for self-build projects, large developments and renovations.

Football Captain Grant Davidson said: “Alan has helped out with sponsoring the training kit and being a part sponsor of the first-team kit. He has always been keen on trying to sponsor local teams.

"With me and Adam Main now working under Alan in the family-run business it was a no-brainer for him to get involved with helping Penrith out with sponsorship.”

Sadly, the FA cup game at Seaham went the same way as the club’s first two Northern League Division One matches, although Adam says the scoreline makes the game look more uneven than it was with Red Star scoring a late goal.