The Lancaster and Morecambe Junior Football League is set to return on April 4 with the Kent Valley Junior League due back two weeks later.

Lancaster and Morecambe as well as the Kent Valley Junior Leagues have been suspended for nearly four months due to the ongoing disruption caused by Covid-19.

Despite both leagues starting their respective seasons on time, it has been a very disrupted 2020/21 campaign with a combination of restrictions and bad weather seeing few games played across each of the respective age groups.

However, since Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed the roadmap back to normality, organised sport was given the go ahead as part of the next stage after schools returned earlier this month.

Local clubs such as Wattsfield, Ibis, Kendal United, Ambleside, Milnthorpe and Heathwaite have all been cautiously preparing for a return with some big fixtures to be played over the coming months in a season which has been extended until the end of June.

PLAYING: April should see the return of grassroots football

PLAYING: April should see the return of grassroots football

In the Lancaster and Morecambe League's Under-16 Division, Wattsfield United, who are six points clear at the top, return to action as they travel to play second-placed Carnforth Rangers in the battle of the top two.

Kendal United Rockets, still searching for their first league points of the campaign, return the following weekend with a home game against Carnforth Rangers.

The Under-15 Division had been left tantalisingly poised with Kendal United holding a one-point lead at the top ahead of Carnforth Rangers.

However, Lune Valley and especially Westgate Wanderers are also in contention. Kendal United entertains a strong Holme Athletic Team while club bragging rights are up for grabs with Wattsfield Youth going head-to-head against Wattsfield United.

In the Under-14 Division, second-placed Wattsfield United host Wattsfield Youth, while in the Under-13 Division Kendal United return with a home game against Morecambe Red.

Kendal United's under-12s look to close the gap at the top with Wattsfield as well as Milnthorpe and District returning the following weekend with respective fixtures against Halton and Cockerham.

The Kent Valley Junior Football League returns later with the under-11s, 12s and 13s starting on Sunday, April 18, while the under-14s comeback on Sunday, April 25.