THEIR league season may be over, but Barnton FC are desperate to get back on the pitch as soon as possible.

Last night, the club put out an appeal on Twitter for teams to oppose them in friendly matches from next month.

Under the government's plan to ease the current Covid lockdown, organised outdoor sports including football will be allowed to resume from March 29 and despite the Football Association curtailing a second straight season last week, the Villagers are keen to get back out there.

With work currently being done at their Townfield home ground, away matches are being sought for now.

Barnton had started the season impressively before the campaign was stopped prematurely, winning three and drawing one of their first six matches to sit ninth in the North West Counties League First Division South.

Led by co-managers Liam Page and Neil Murray, the Villagers also embarked on their longest ever run in the FA Vase, reaching the second round proper before bowing out at the hands of Seaham Red Star.