THE Westmorland FA Under 18s saw their season come to a premature end following the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Andrew Troughton and James Pattison’s team had two games left in the season as they were due to play Cumberland FA and Sheffield & Hallamshire FA.

However despite the early conclusion to the 2019/20 season, the team have had a much improved year where they suffered narrow defeats to both Shropshire and Cheshire before picking up a famous 4-3 win over a strong Liverpool County FA Team.

And in fact the team were confident of picking up more points before the Football Association decided to bring an end to the current league campaign.

The Under 18s will be hoping to return for the 2020-21 campaign. James Pattison will continue managing the team throughout next season while Andrew Troughton has decided to step down.

In a statement, the Westmorland FA said: “Many thanks to the players who represented the county and to those who have featured for the squad across the previous two years.

“We would also like to thank Andrew Troughton - who helped manage the team - who we wish well for the future.”

Now the football season has come to an end The Westmorland FA have been busy keeping football clubs occupied through the inactivity with various different online quizzes as well as the formation of the Marble Cup which is a fun competition done from home.

The Westmorland FA meanwhile have announced that nominations for the Grassroots Football Awards are open.

These awards recognise those who make grassroots football happen week-in, week-out. From supporters, referees, coaches or volunteers, winners will be those whose actions and behaviour make The FA’s PRIDE values part of the game for their clubs, leagues and communities.

The awards are split into categories and county FAs select a local winner for each from the public’s nominations. These form a shortlist for our national winners, selected by a national judging panel.

For more information on the awards, search FA Grassroots Football awards or go to