A group of football fans have been left stuck on the Isle of Man thanks to Storm Isha.

The fans had travelled to watch Kendal Town face off against their NWCFL Premier Division rivals on Saturday.

But due to flights and ferries being cancelled because of the severe weather conditions, the group of 260 people have been left with no option but to see the storm out.

Phil Walker, one of the fans who made the journey, said: "The issue we've got is that EasyJet aren't putting on extra flights, which means we all have to wait for spaces on pre-existing journeys - if they're still running.

"When we found out about the cancellations, we went out for a couple of beers with everyone because there's nothing else to do when the weather is like this."

The Westmorland Gazette: Phil and some of the fans who found themselves stuck on the Isle of ManPhil and some of the fans who found themselves stuck on the Isle of Man (Image: Phil Walker)

The chairman of Kendal Town Michael O'Neill explained that, due to EasyJet's policy, a lot of the fans and players would not be home until Thursday.

"At this level, we're all volunteers, which means we all have commitments away from football," Mr O'Neill added.

"I've got my two children with me who are distraught about missing school, but we've also got fans with disabilities who need prescriptions that they're not going to be able to get."

The chairman detailed how club representatives would be meeting with fans on Monday to discuss the situation, with prices of accommodation and transport increasing due to the heightened demand.

Many of the travelling group, including Mr Walker, are self-employed, which means that the unexpected time off will prove to be a big hit for them going forward.

The Westmorland Gazette: Phil and Kendal Town chairman Michael O'Neill discussing the situationPhil and Kendal Town chairman Michael O'Neill discussing the situation (Image: BBC)

EasyJet have explained that Storm Isha impacted all airlines’ operations across the UK, 'unfortunately resulting in some diversions and cancellations of flights to and from the Isle of Man'.

A spokesperson added: “We did all possible to minimise the impact of the weather and provided customers with options to rebook including with other airlines or receive a refund, as well as hotel accommodation and meals. 

“The safety and wellbeing of our customers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority and while this was outside of our control we are very sorry for the inconvenience caused as a result of the weather."

Those who booked their own accommodation or new flights will be able to be reimbursed by the company.

Kendal Town announced on Monday that their home game against Prestwich Heys on Tuesday has been postponed because of the ongoing situation.

According to the club, it was a case of banding together, watching the live football on TV, and making 'the best of it'.