The return of amateur football was welcomed by many teams across Furness at the weekend following a long lay-off due to the lockdown as a result of coronavirus.

The West Lancashire Football League was rife with goals as teams returned to the pitches, which saw tough contests between some local rivals in the area.

Millom manager Andrew Marshall said he was glad to see his team back on the pitch; however, he admitted the first 10 minutes was 'rather frantic', which he put down to the extended break.

“It took about 10 minutes for the game to settle,” he said.

“The players were like a dog with a bone initially I think.

“Everyone was just keen to be playing again.

“I was concerned about injuries ahead of the game after having two training sessions then going straight into a game but we managed to come out of it fairly unscathed.

“It was just nice to see the lads get out on the pitch again playing really.

“We were pretty comfortable at 2-0 and had chances to finish the game off in the first half, but that is football sometimes.

“But it was mainly about getting out there playing and getting the minutes in.”

Millom’s game against Furness Rovers ended 2-2.

Here are some of the other results from around Furness:

  • Askam United 4-0 Whitehaven
  • Hawcoat Park 0-3 Vickerstown
  • Cartmel and District 2-3 Kendal United
  • Crooklands Casuals 2-1 Ulverston Rangers
  • Dalton United 2-1 Kendal County.