ANOTHER day of drama in the Furness Premier League saw Croftlands Park go top of the Premier Division after a 4-2 win away to Furness Cavaliers reserves.

Matt Dean (2), Andrew Currie and Ben Mooney all netted for Croftlands, while Scott Linklater and Callum Lamb replied for Cavs – who also missed a penalty.

Croftland’s victory coupled with results elsewhere meant they jumped from third to first, with leaders at kick off Kirkby United losing 3-2 at Vickerstown reserves.

The hosts scored through Danny Keenan (2) and a rare strike from Mark Foster. Sam Pinnegor and Matty Bruce were on target for Kirkby.

Second-placed Bootle stayed in that position after an uneventful 0-0 draw with Swarthmoor Social.

Elsewhere, Barrow Celtic lost 4-1 at home to Haverigg and Craig Armstrong was the Haverigg hero after he bagged a hat-trick, with an own goal making up their tally. Charlie Bunting replied in vain for Celtic.

In Division One, British Legion took advantage of Barrow Wanderers being in cup action to close the gap at the top of the table to five points.

Conner Bone (3) Paul Williams, Zak Gill, Iain McDonald and an own goal helped them to a 7-1 win over Hawcoat Park A. Tom Stanwix replied in vain for Hawcoat.

Croftalnds Park reserves lost 3-1 at home to Swarthmoor reserves, with Josh Hudson on target for Croftlands.

Millom A completed their season with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Bridge United. Reece Craig (2) and James Phizacklea scored for Bridge, and Carl Waters was the Millom marksman.

In the big game of the day in Division Two, leaders Kirkby reserves drew 1-1 with Ulverston Rangers reserves.

Curtis McAloone found the net for Ulverston and Chris Petersen struck for Kirkby, who are five points clear of the chasing pack with three games remaining.

Barrow Wanderers Res can still mathematically finish runners-up and they picked up three points with a 3-2 home win over Furness Rovers A.

Tom Dodd scored for Rovers, but Jed Wilkinson (2) and David Mutton were on target to secure the win for Wanderers’ second string.

At the other end of the table, Bootle reserves lost 5-2 at home to Britannia reserves.

Sean Sweeney (2) Charlie Shaw, Joseph Gedling and an own goal made up the Brit’s tally, with Chris Scott and Karl Wright on target for Bootle.

Meanwhile, Gareth Smith scored for Holker Old Boys, but it was not enough to help them avoid a 2-1 defeat away to Nelson in the North West Counties League First Division North.

Daisy Hill’s defeat at home to Carlisle City by the same scoreline means Holker are still six points above the relegation zone though.

With just three games of the season remaining, they are well-placed to secure their status.