The James Cropper Westmorland Football League 2020/21 season was unfortunately stopped in its tracks after the country went into its third national lockdown earlier this month since the coronavirus pandemic started last year.

And while a return to action at this stage may be some time away, all three divisions were wide open before the suspension in what was already proving to be a hugely competitive season despite the disruption.

Endmoor KGR and Wetheriggs United continued to be the teams to beat at the top of Division One, with Endmoor still undefeated and winning all of their games in league and cup.

Wetheriggs United were serious challengers and had momentum after winning the Benevolent Trophy a few months ago.

Keswick were in contention but draws and a couple of defeats held them back.

Elsewhere, Appleby were also starting to show positive signs this season.

At the foot of Division One, Kirkby Stephen were struggling as they were still to pick up a result, but had only played three league games compared to the six games that most teams had played.

In addition to this, Carleton Banks, Penrith and Shap were all finding it hard to pick up results during the campaign.

Ibis had hit a bad run of form after initially making a positive start to the season and they will hope to improve once restrictions are lifted.

AFC Carlisle and Kendal United Reserves occupied the top two places in Division Two, sitting with 21 and 18 points respectively.

Staveley United, Penrith Academy and Burneside had all made solid starts to their respective seasons.

However, several teams, including Appleby Reserves, Kendal County Reserves, Ibis Reserves, Sedbergh and Dent United Reserves and Windermere, were struggling at the wrong end of the table and will be looking to improve once restrictions are eventually lifted.

Wetheriggs United Reserves were one point clear at the top of Division Three with Eden Thistle just behind in second place.

Penrith Royal surprisingly found themselves third from bottom, with both Eden United and Ullswater United locked on four points at the foot of the table.