IN a campaign featuring two fantastic runs of form and two dreadful ones, Silsden are very content to be sat in 10th at the (early) end of their first NCEL Premier Division season.

They lost seven games in a row between September and October, followed that by going eight unbeaten, then had four successive defeats, but have won or drawn all of their last seven.

Asked to sum up the now-voided 2019/20 season for the Cobbydalers, manager Danny Forrest said: “I’ve really enjoyed it.

“We have had some horrendous runs, where I’ve asked question of myself and the players have had to evaluate themselves, but then we’ve had some really great results too.

“My personal take is that both the players and staff are learning at this level. Our squad’s average age is only in its early 20s, so we’ll be miles better off for all our experiences, good or bad.”

As for what the future holds for Silsden, Forrest said: “I hope when it all calms down (the coronavirus pandemic), we’ll speak to the lads, as we’re hoping to keep this team together.

“There’s an opportunity to take it further. It seems like we’ve got a really good set up and there’s been a definite growth among the players this season, having had challenges to overcome.

“I think we’re better equipped mentally now to deal with that kind of thing and it’s exciting to think what we’ve got to come, as players and staff.”