Millom AFC hosted their largest 5-a-side tournament yet last Sunday, with teams from all over Cumbria converging on Devonshire Road to play in competitions across eight age groups.

Due to a couple of late entrants, 87 teams were involved this year and not just those from the Furness and South Lakes area, although sides from the likes of Crooklands Casuals, Barrow Celtic and Furness Rovers were all involved.

Maryport had the furthest to travel, while there also teams from places like Cleator Moor, Ambleside and Whitehaven and they were among the winners on what was an extremely busy day.

Welfare officer Tracey Procter said: “It was really well attended by teams from the Barrow leagues and from West Cumbria as well.

“Last year we had around 84 teams, so it wasn’t hugely different but it was the most we’d ever had this year.

“It was absolutely packed here because obviously all those players come down with their parents or grandparents and other family members and friends.

“There were also people from Millom who didn’t have children involved in the tournament and just came to watch because they’d heard what a good day it had been previously. We had the weather for it as well.”

There was a home club winner over the course of the day, as Millom took the under-9s title, defeating Holker Old Boys in the final.

This came after Workington Reds under-7s and Whitehaven Amateurs under-8s had done West Cumbria proud in claiming their titles against Cleator Moor Celtic and Bigrigg Bulls, respectively.

In the under-10s, Walney Island saw off Bigrigg Reds before the Locusts became the second team from Whitehaven Amateurs to triumph, as they defeated Furness Rovers Royals in the under-11s final.

Whitehaven’s under-12s were runners-up to Moor Row before Crooklands Casuals Crusaders saw off Hawcoat Park Hawks to take the under-14s title.

A successful day for Millom AFC was rounded off by the under-16s final and it was contested by two more of the ‘travellers’ as Ambleside got the better of Cleator Moor Celtic.