South Lakes men finished off their disappointing season in Division Two North of the North West League with a 6-1 defeat against fellow Cumbrians Keswick 2nd XI.

Lakes were always going to be up against it against a side chasing second place behind runaway champions Didsbury Northern 4th XI and their hosts proved to have too much for them in attack.

The Ulverston-based side's fate had already been sealed a couple of weeks before and with them finishing the campaign second-from-bottom, they face an anxious wait over how the leagues will be structured next season.

While South Lakes women were always comfortable in Division Three North West of the North League, they also had a difficult end to their season at Keswick, where they went down to a 4-1 loss.

The match marked a final appearance for stalwart Lesley Davis, who is retiring from hockey after 40 years of playing.

Lakes finish the season sixth in the table after ending their campaign with four straight defeats, but they have consolidated well after last year's relegation.

Windermere men's 1st XI went down a battling 7-4 defeat in their last game of the season in Division Two West of the North League at University of Liverpool to finish eighth in the table, one place below Keswick.

Will Dolman fired them into an early lead when he converted a penalty stroke but the students were determined to pull clear of possible relegation and they pressed Windermere all over the pitch, denying them time and space to play their trademark passing game.

Liverpool won a series of penalty corners and their drag-flicker went on to bag a hat-trick as they pulled clear.

Sam Whitehead (2) - one an exceptional near post strike from a near impossible angle - and skipper Adam Whitehead added goals for Mere as they tried to battle their way back into the match.

However, the students definitely enjoyed the run of the ball and were celebrating wildly when the final whistle blew as they ensured their survival in the division.

Windermere ladies' 1st XI drew 1-1 at Lancaster 2nd XI in their final Lancashire Central League Premier Division game of the season, as they ensured they finished fifth in the final table.

Despite being camped in the Lancaster 'D' for much of the game, Mere could not convert that territorial advantage into goals.

Lancaster somehow thwarted their every effort and Windermere ultimately had to settle for a share of the points thanks to a strike by Raine Wickens, while their player of the match was Rachel Hartley.