Reid and Collins goals get Holker Old Boys off the mark

8 September 2017 8:37AM

GUY Heffernan picked up his first three points as Holker Old Boys manager with a confidence-boosting 2-0 victory over Nelson.

Nath Reid turned neatly in the box to score Holker’s first, midway through the first half of the North West Counties Division One midweek match at Rakesmoor Lane.

And it was 2-0 shortly afterwards when Brandon Collins finished off a tidy passing move after a great first touch took him clear of the Nelson defenders.

At the other end of the field Ben Moresby made two excellent saves in the second period.

The heavy downpours on Tuesday morning put paid to most of the scheduled Furness Premier League fixtures for that night.

However, three games did survive and they served up a total of 22 goals for supporters.

With the Kirkby United game at Holker Old Boys postponed, Swarthmoor Social took full advantage and moved to the top of the table with a 4-2 win at Dalton United Reserves.

Dalton’s deadly marksman Gareth Jones scored both of the home side’s goals, but Reis Sharp, Peter Spence and a Graham Wilcox double was enough to send Swarthmoor two points clear at the top.

Hawcoat Park came from a goal down to beat Barrow Celtic 4-1 in a feisty encounter at Hawcoat.

Rob Johnson fired Celtic in front in the first half but the game changed just after half-time with the introduction of Hawcoat stalwart Scott Ellis.

The seasoned campaigner was involved in the first goal, a close-range finish from Matty Pickering.

And a minute later Ellis thumped home an unstoppable shot from 20 yards, then, only moments later, he played a great through ball to Carl Pearson who lobbed the keeper from 25 yards. Zach Walker rounded off the scoring after latching onto the end of an Ellis free-kick.

Millom Reserves showed no mercy against bottom side Coniston as they ran out 9-2 winners.

Drew Postlethwaite swapped his cricket pads for his shooting boots as he scored a hat-trick.

Dave Cooper (2), Chris Wood (2), Oliver Pachul and Andrew Woodburn shared the remaining six goals, while Phil Edmondson replied with both goals for Coniston.

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