Over 50 teams from six different age groups took part in Vickerstown FC's annual football tournament last Saturday.

As is the case in senior competitions, it's always good when the home team has a good run and that was the case in the under-14 age group, where Vickerstown Blues took the honours, stepping from the shadow of their quadruple-winning clubmates.

Teams also came from outside the Furness area to participate with IBIS Juniors competing well in the under-10 tournament, where Vickerstown also performed well, only to be defeated on penalties by Walney Island in the final.

The tournament raised valuable funds for the club's junior section, while over 1,000 spectators (usually made up of the players' families and friends) making their way down to Mill Lane.

Manager Dave Round, who organised the event, said: "We started at 9:30 with the under-8s and under-12s and we finished at about 5:30pm with the final of the under-14s and 11s.

"It was just a continuous day, really. We had four pitches going and we had a couple of stalls running with tea and coffee and a barbecue, while there was a bouncy castle as well.

"We do a charity raffle every year as well, so we did one for St Mary's Hospice. One of our former managers died, Mark Craig, this year so we did that in his honour."

Holker Old Boys under-8s were the first winners of the day, while Furness Rovers came out on top in the under-9 competition.

For Windermere side Heathwaite, the trip across the South Lakes proved to be worth it, as they won the under-11 competition.

Round said: "Our of our under-14 teams got beat in the semi-finals and the other edged past Hawcoat Park 1-0.

"We have no complaints from the day, the lads refereed it well and the day went really smoothly without any problems."