A NEW league is struggling to build momentum as the Covid pandemic continues to keep football clubs under lock and key.

The first season of the newly created Kendal College Sport Under 18 League has suffered due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown and has only been able to put on a limited number of matches.

The league which was created by The Westmorland FA during the first national lockdown had huge potential with eight teams signing up, which included the squads from Ibis, Wattsfield and Kendal United.

However, due to the Covid 19 restrictions only a small handful of games were played, in what was proving itself to be a hugely competitive division.

WIN: Players only see a handful of games played

WIN: Players only see a handful of games played

Despite the short window of opportunity for play to take place, those who did get onto the pitch put on memorable performances.

Appleby Youth were the team to beat after winning four and drawing one of their five games played, the team who play their home games at The King George Playing Fields had notched an impressive tally of 19 goals with eye catching wins over the likes of Kendal United and Ibis.

Ibis were in second place, and found themselves only three points behind Appleby, with Langwathby and Milnthorpe in third and fourth place, respectively.

Kendal United Colts had only played three games, claiming one impressive win over Grange and a draw against Milnthorpe Town, while they had also played one game at Kendal Towns ground losing 6-2 against Appleby.

PLAYING: Teams trade wins and losses in new league

PLAYING: Teams trade wins and losses in new league

Ambleside were down in fifth place, with Grange in 7th position, Wattsfield struggled at the foot of the table losing six out of their six games played.

The League had initially posted fixtures for Sunday, February 21, however with no end in sight to the current lockdown it looks highly unlikely they will be returning anytime soon.

Further details are available on The Under 18 league from the Westmorland FA, including updates on the future matches when they can be announced.