On Wednesday night, Croftlands Park took a huge step in their quest for the Furness Premier League title with a 3-1 win against third-placed Bootle that opened up a six-point lead at the top.

Jamie Slater scored all of the Croftlands’ efforts and the win means they need three points from their last two games to secure the championship.

Furness Cavaliers reserves picked up just their fourth win of the season in their final match as they beat Millom reserves 2-1 at Rampside Road.

James Hutton and Jake Dougan both converted penalties, but the win has come too late for Cavs who have still finished bottom of the Premier League and have been relegated to Division One.

However, with the influx of young players to their squad in recent months there could be a bright future ahead.

Walney Island hammered Kendal United 7-1 to secure third place in the Second Division of the West Lancashire League.

James Bailey continued his recent good form by scoring four, while Mattie McKee made a long awaited comeback from injury with a goal. Matt Lockley and Steve Brennan were also on target.

Walney play Ulverston Rangers in the Furness Senior Cup final next Monday night (7pm kick off) at Holker Street and then they come up against Furness Cavaliers next Saturday in the Challenge Cup final, which kicks off at 3pm at Dalton United’s Railway Meadow ground.