HUW Barton doubled up to help Kirkby United strengthen their grip at the top of the Furness Premier League with a 2-1 win over title holders Hawcoat Park reserves.

Barton and Toby Mowat swapped goals to leave the game finely poised, but Barton struck with five minutes remaining to secure the points for Kirkby.

Bootle moved into second place with a 2-1 at home to Millom reserves. Andrew Knowles and Joe Capstick scored for Bootle, and Joseph Lomas replied for Millom.

Croftlands Park dropped to third in the league ladder following their 3-1 defeat to Haverigg United. Charlie Segger was on target for Croftlands, but Bradley Maine (2) and Stu Jeynes made sure of the points.

Barrow Celtic hammered Swarthmoor 7-3. Luke Armstrong (2) and Graham Wilcox were on target for Swarthmoor but a rampant Celtic had Rob Johnson (3) Matty France (2) Jack Duignan and Alex Hall to thanks.

Britannia beat Furness Cavaliers 4-2 thanks to Ste Jones, Luke Vandome, Aaron Archer and Martin Clarke. Scott Linklater and Pete Dixon replied for Cavs.

Vickerstown reserves continued their good run with a 4-1 win at Holker Old Boys reserves. Youngster Tom Dawson helped himself to a brace, while Max Green and Kodi Hammond also got on the scoresheet.

Dalton United picked up a handy 3-1 win at Walney Island reserves. Colebrook (2) and Liam Smith were the Dalton marksmen.

Barrow Wanderers stay top of Division One after a 6-0 win at home to Furness Rovers Res. Jordan Wallace took the match ball home after his hat-trick, and Dan Turner (2) and Scott McDonald added the extras.

A double from Shaun Yates and Ryan Fallon saw Celtic reserves beat Crooklands res 3-2.

Zak Gill (2) Carl Gill and Coen White were all on target in British Legion’s 4-3 win at Askam United reserves.

Hawcoat A team beat Croftlands reserves 7-3 thanks to goals from Tom Stanwix (3) Matt Hackett (2) Harry Smith and Marcus Hardman. Phil Holmes, Josh Hudson and Billy McGee replied for Croftlands.

Bridge United put Vickerstown A to the sword with a 9-2 win. Josh Greenwood (3), Reece Craig (2), Sam Davies, Tyler Silver, Josh Harris and Callum Kendall were on target for Bridge, and Mark Johnson and Tyler Swales replied for Vickerstown.

Swarthmoor Res and Millom A played out a 0-0 draw to share the points.

Holker Old Boys A team lead Division Two on the back of a 7-0 win over Walney Island A. Conor Erdis helped himself to four goals, with Thom Park (2) and Spencer Erdis also on target.

The chasing pack is headed up by Ulverston Rangers reserves, who defeated Bootle reserves 7-2.

Kie Graham (2) Curtis McCaloone, Loui Athersmith, Gary Prosser, Josh Cronin and an own goal made up Ulverston’s tally. Thomas Millard struck twice for Bootle.

Barrow Wanderers reserves and Coniston are within striking distance of the top too and they shared a point a piece after a 2-2 draw.

Kieran Crewe and Ben Dugdale were on target for Coniston, and Brad Marwood got both goals for Wanderers.

Furness Rovers A and Britannia reserves also went home with a point each after an eight-goal thriller finished 4-4. Jake Simpson, Lee Pharoah, Lindsay Robb and an own goal made up the Rovers goals, but Darren Clarke (2), Mike Ogden and Josh McBain secured a point for the Brit.

Two goals from Alan Craghill and a Ricky Donaghue strike gave Haverigg reserve all three points away at Millom St James in a 2-0 win.