Vickerstown travelled to Thornton Cleveleys in the Premier Division of the West Lancashire League last Saturday and came back empty handed after a 3-1 defeat.

Vickerstown took the lead early on when Brody Luxon hit home a superb effort but Thornton hit back through goals from Dom Lawson, Dominic Richie and Oliver Wilkinson to take the points.

In the First Division, bottom side Askam United and Hawcoat Park played out an eventful 3-3 draw.

Dec Baines, Jordan Rayner and Dec Kell were all on target for Askam, while Jack Milburn, Jamie Hodgson and Sam Cunningham scored for Hawcoat who had a chance to win the match, but Cunningham’s penalty was saved. Millom lost 1-0 on the road at Stoneclough, for whom Kyle Tomlinson struck the only goal of the game.

James Bailey scored a superb hat-trick for Walney Island in their 4-3 win at Charnock Richard reserves in Division Two. Steve Brennan bundled home the decisive fourth after some excellent work by Joe Pearson.

Veteran Stu Walker acquitted himself well between the sticks after an 11th-hour call-up.

Furness Cavaliers lost 3-0 at home to promoted Croston Sports, while Dalton United shared the points with Garstang reserves after a 2-2 draw, Hailer and an own goal in the last minute making up their tally.

The Furness Premier League title race is the most exciting in recent memory with four points separating four teams with a handful of games remaining.

Croftlands Park are top and they beat fourth-placed Kirkby United 5-1, thanks to a Matt Dean hat-trick, while Chris Wraighte also found the net. Matty Bruce on target for an overpowered Kirkby.

Second-placd Vickertsown reserves hammered Furness Cavaliers reserves 9-1, as Tom Dawson bagged four and Max Green nabbed a hat-trick and Will McGuire and the evergreen Craig May grabbed a goal a piece.

Third-placed Bootle were not in action.

Haverigg United beat Millom reserves 1-0 thanks to a Luke Chmiel strike.

Hawcoat Park reserves beat Swarthmoor Social 2-1 with Ryan Brown and Tom Hammond the Hawcoat scorers in a game that saw player-coach Tapper Rooney called into action in his 50’s.