CUMBRIAN hockey clubs have suffered during the Covid-19 crisis, as they faced many restrictions alongside three national lockdowns.
Kendal Hockey Clubs senior men’s and ladies first teams hardly played any games due to the tiered restrictions over travelling, while the men’s seconds suffered with the same problem.
However, the clubs youthful second team managed by Marcus Strong played most games as they held their own in the Cumbrian Hockey League with a number of encouraging performances.
Draws against Keswick and Dalton as well as narrow defeats against title contenders Carlisle and Kirkby Stephen showed the team's improvement.
The ladies first team ended up playing just one game while the men’s played two in the league before forming a friendly division where their last match ended in defeat against Keswick.
Kendal men’s second team played just three games winning two and losing 1 before their season came to a halt.
Ambleside Hockey Club went into the season with a young team and despite a difficult run of results losing four out of five there were promising signs before the season was suspended.
Windermere's men's first and second teams were decimated by the restrictions with the seconds winning their opening two games.
Kirkby Lonsdale also suffered, although the ladies had played the most games and were in contention for the title.