Windscale AFC has won the second tier of the eighth annual The Cumberland Ability Counts League for disabled teams from across the county.

The team, which draws players from across West Cumbria, celebrated their first Championship victory by spraying each other with non-alcoholic champagne.

Interim manager Roman Todd said: “We love coming to this league and we enter the People’s FA Cup every year.

“It means the world to be able to play football together.

“We have only lost two games all season and top scorer has been Sam Dawson.”

The Carlisle City Deaf team won the top division after only losing two matches in their Premiership fixtures which have been run for the last five months by the Cumberland Football Association and sponsored by The Cumberland Building Society.

The Super League was won by Carlisle Reivers Lions FC, one of six teams run by Paul Allen.

The three divisions are played in Carlisle at the Richard Rose Central Academy and Carlisle Youth Zone every month, with the emphasis on inclusion and enjoying what you can do on the pitch rather than dwelling on what you can’t.

The end-of-season trophies were still celebrated in style after some competitive matches.

Ray Sempill, football development officer for Cumberland FA, said: “We would like to extend our thanks to our lead sponsor The Cumberland for their continued support on and off the field, providing playing opportunities for more than 100 footballers across the county.

“The Cumberland News has also supported the competition programme to help raise the profile of the league.”