South Lakes men fell to a 5-0 home defeat against fellow Cumbrians Keswick 2nd XI in Division Two North of the North West League last Saturday, as their struggles this season continued.

Keswick showed just why they are riding high at fourth in the table, as they controlled the game at Ulverston Leisure Centre against what is a young Lakes side.

Lakes have still only won once during the campaign - against bottom club Formby 4th XI - and are just one place off the foot themselves with five points from their eight games.

It was a much better afternoon for South Lakes ladies, however, as they recorded an impressive 6-2 win against Keswick to lift themselves up to eighth in Division Three North West in the North League.

After going winless from their first five games, Lakes have now won two of their last three games, with the goals now starting to flow for them in what is turning out to be a tight division - they are now only two points off fourth.

They'll have to wait to build more momentum as they have a free weekend, but the men are in action at Southport 2nd XI.

Windermere men's 1st XI continued to turn their season around by moving up to sixth in Division Two West of the North League off the back of a 6-1 thrashing of University of Liverpool, in which Adam Whitehead and Mike Whitehead both scored twice.

The students began at a terrific pace but were repeatedly caught on the break as Mere kept their composure and picked them off with some slick passing by James Kirkpatrick, Ben Williamson, Adam Whitehead and Will Dolman plus clever movement off the ball. By half-time Mere were 5-0 ahead and the game was realistically over.

Facing a rearranged match the following day, Liverpool simply stopped attacking after the restart and their defensive press stemmed the tide of goals for Mere, for whom Josh Bellis and Pierce Harris were their other scorers.

Windermere ladies 1st XI bounced back from their defeat against Lancaster Nomads to beat Lytham St Annes 2nd XI 2-0 and move back to second in the Premier Division of the Lancashire Central League, with Kitty Carr scoring both their goals.

A signature Abbey Carroll short-corner routine enabled Carr to break the deadlock and also spark a sustained Lytham response, with only a series of shot-stopping blocks by both Michelle Cheah and goalkeeper Maisie Prescott keeping them at bay.

Mere survived this barrage and Carr sealed victory with a deflection finish after a great run and shot by Kitty Brownell.