In Division One of the Deltawaite Ltd Furness Senior Citizens’ League last week, the surprise result saw Hawcoat Park A win 9-2 at second-placed Co-op SC.

The result helped leaders Hawcoat Park, who in turn whitewashed Ulverston Cons 10-0.

Co-op’s points came from Dave Harwood and Peter McDonald while Ron May, Ian France and Dave Hodgson rose to the occasion for the victors.

In Hawcoat’s thrashing of Ulverston Cons, there were single-figure wins for Bob Stewart and Wilf Heywood, both players winning 21-7.

Walney Park came up with a vital 8-2 victory against Askam that allowed them to leapfrog their opponents in the table. Leading the way for the home side were captain Brain Usher, Keith Dixon and Terry Ducie.

Last season’s promoted sides, Barrow Island A and Co-op SC A currently occupy the two bottom places and both lost heavily, as Barrow Island were defeated 8-2 at Roose, while Co-op were thrashed 9-1 at Lindal, who moved into second place.

It was Dave Pedley’s 21-8 win that prevented a whitewash, a feat which Chas Crellin, Brian Andrews and Dave Bennett repeated to gain single-figure wins for the hosts.

Kirkby remained in the top four with an 8-3 win at Barrow Island with the Bootle Boys - Don Marshall and Andy Waring - flourishing, with the best performance going to the Island’s Bill Burgess’ 21-8 win.

In the all-Walney affair, King Alfred made home advantage count by beating West Shore 7-3, with Jeff Hinde winning 21-5.

The games were shared between Dalton CC and Salthouse at Ulverston Road with Geoff Sharp’s 21-2 the stand out win, separating the two sides.

In Division Two, Glaxo SK made it 11 wins from 11 with a runaway 10-1 win over bottom side Salthouse A. But for an excellent 21-9 from Wilf Waiting, a whitewash would have been on the cards.

Rivals West Mount came unstuck at North Scale despite winning five out of the eight games they lost out on the aggregate by a single chalk, giving the home team a 5-5 draw.

Walney Park A made the most of West Mount’s situation by taking over second place following a 9-2 win at Hawcoat Park C.

King Alfred A made the short trip to face West Shore A a fruitful one as they returned 8-3 winners. The leading lights for the Alfred were Bill Caulfield 21-4 and Jim Johnson 21-9.

In the remaining game Askam A and Roose A shared the games with the former taking the aggregate and a 6-4 win. Kevin Nicholson’s single figure win proving the difference between the sides.