THE Lancashire Amateur Cup dream is still alive for four of the area’s teams following Saturday’s third-round matches.

Hawcoat Park and Millom were already through without a ball being kicked after being given home walkovers by Atherton LR reserves and Walton Le Dale respectively.

Joining them in the hat for round four are Walney Island, who came from behind to win 3-2 against Rishton United.

James Bailey struck twice for Walney and Zach Walker added the other to seal their progress.

Joe Blackshaw doubled up for Furness Cavaliers too in their 4-1 victory over Millhead. Jordan Hughes and Nath Shaw added Cavs’ others.

A hat-trick from Matt Dean could not stop Croftlands Park going down to a 5-3 defeat away to Elton Vale.

Askam United went out too as they were beaten 7-3 by Galgate, while Haverigg United lost 3-1 away at Wesham, with Luke Chmiel on target.

And Crooklands Casuals’ run came to an end as well after they were edged out 2-1 at Pennington.

In The West Lancashire League Premier Division, Vickerstown moved up to fifth in the table on the back of a 2-1 away win at Euxton Villa.

Lee Miller put the ball into his own net to give Euxton the lead, but a double from Kyle Delves secured the points for Dave Round’s side.

In Division One, Ulverston Rangers beat Kendal County 3-0.

Mark Jackson, Josh Cronin and Zach Milby were all on target for a Rangers side reduced to 10 men for the last 30 minutes.

It was not a good day for the area’s teams in Division Two as Dalton United lost 4-0 away at Charnock Richard reserves.

Elsewhere, Furness Rovers went down 4-2 against Kendal United. Liam Shields scored both of Rovers’ goals.

Despite the defeats, both teams are still just two points behind Division Two leaders Croston Sports with a game in hand.

There was better news in the North West Counties League First Division North though as Holker Old Boys moved up the table with a 1-0 win away to Atherton LR in the battle of the bottom two.

Nathan Reid scored just after half time for the visitors and that proved to be enough to earn Holker all three points and ensure they did the double over Atherton.

The result lifted Kevin Watkin’s side off the bottom of the First Division North table and to within one point of third-bottom Daisy Hill, who have a game in hand.

They face a tough task to make it back-to-back wins this weekend though when fourth-placed Shelley make the trip to Rakesmoor Lane.