Cumbria’s Football Sides Making Strides In Leagues

The new football season for many clubs has started despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the Northern Premier Division One last years promotion condendors Workington AFC are currently sitting in seventh place after four games with six points after a 5-2 demolision of City of Liverpool on Saturday, October 3.

While Kendal Town sit in tenth with four points after three games.

The pair have also played the first Cumbrian derby at Kendal on September, Saturday 26 that ended in a nil-nil draw.

Starting in early September the Northern Football League is shaping up for to be a hard season for Penrith AFC in Division One and a potential promotion challenge for Carlisle City in Division Two.

After winning there opening fixture away to Thornaby 2-1 Penrith are yet to register another point and conceded 9 away to Hebburn Town on Saturday.

In Division Two Carlisle City put three past Birtley Town as they sit in fourth place after only taking one point from there opening fixtures.

In the Wearside League Division One Windscale AFC went down 5-2 away to Richmond Town after leading there hosts one-nil at half time.

Windscale are sitting in fifteenth in the league having played two games compared to the teams around them who have played more games.

Whitehaven AFC have found life difficult in the West Lancashire Premier Divison having played four and lost four including a four-nil defeat at home to Turton on Saturday, October 3.

While Vickerstown are in twelfth having won one of there first three games.

In Divison One Askham United are sitting in second with ten points with Ulverston Rangers sitting fourth with seven points.

Crooklands Casuals and Millom are amongst the teams on six points while Hawcoat Park, Kendal County and Milnthorpe Corinthians are at the wrong end of the table.

Division Two has Walney Island leading the chase pack after unbeaten Galgate who are five points clear.

Cartmel & District AFC and Kendal United are finding the going difficult but are currently sitting above Dalton United as the trio occupy eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth.