Ambleside Ladies Hockey Club had two games left before the Cumbrian Women’s Hockey League brought the season to an early finish due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

However, despite the forced conclusion of the season, Ambleside finished in seventh place after the lague opted not to expunge all league results.

The team, which plays at t Kirkbie Kendal School, put on some impressive performances - most notably in what turned out to be their last game when they defeated Penrith Ladies Second Team 7-1.

On that day Maddie Townson scored four goals while Donna Robinson finished with a hat trick which concluded a dominant performance.

The team did suffer some inconsistencies, most notably when they were short of their strongest squad for various games, but despite this, they ended up having more positive days than negative, which culminated in one of their higher league finishes for a number of seasons.

Ambleside's most consistent run saw them go undefeated in four games, but it was their goal tally which proved to be impressive after they scored a huge total of 58 from 20 league games. Dominant wins over Keswick Seconds, Kendal Seconds, Wigton Seconds and Dalston, as well as a strong 2-0 win over Ulverston, saw the team show further signs of improvement.

The club's youthful second team played a small handful of games where they continued their development into senior hockey,

The Seconds, who play in the Netherwood Development Leagu,e put on some encouraging performances, most notably when they defeated Keswick Third Team 3-1, while they also picked up a creditable draw at Windermere Seconds.

Ambleside will be hoping to return in September as they aim to build on their efforts from the 2019/20 season.