Our teams in the West Lancashire League are going through a busy start to the new season and they took to the field for the second time in four days on Tuesday night.

Askam United, who spent much of last season at the wrong end of the First Division table, have started much better this time around and picked up their second three-pointer with a 2-1 win over local rivals Ulverston Rangers.

Sam Purslow and Jordan Rayner were on target for Askam, while Callum Fawcett replied with what turned out to be a consolation for Ulverston.

Due to an odd number of teams in Division One, Millom were playing their first game of the season at Hawcoat Park.

The visitors showed no signs of rustiness as they raced into a two-goal lead thanks to a brace from Jamie Pattinson.

Carl Pearson pulled a goal back for Hawcoat before half time, but in the second period Phil Edmondson restored the two-goal advantage before Pattinson rounded off his hat trick for a 4-1 scoreline.

Crooklands Casuals lost 2-0 at home to Milnthorpe Corinthians, for whom both of their goals came in the last half-hour.

Walney Island made it two wins from two in Division Two with a 4-0 victory at Furness Cavaliers, but it wasn’t as comfortable as the score suggests.

Cavaliers started much the brighter of the two sides and really should have been 3-0 up but squandered some gilt edged chances.

Walney went ahead against the run of play when a corner was turned into his own net by a Cavs defender and Kieran Sollaway doubled the lead before half-time with a good strike.

Zach Walker and Will Boulton added goals in a second half, which Walney seemed to control better.

Dalton United and Furness Rovers locked horns at Dalton’s Railway Meadow ground and both went home with a point each.

Liam Shields put Rovers 1-0 before the half-time whistle but Keith Holmes and Gareth Jones both found the net shortly after half time to put Dalton in the driving seat. Shields then popped up in the closing stages to find an equaliser and the game ended 2-2.

Vickerstown had a night to forget at Park Vale, going down 7-1 to Slyne with Hest. Dave Round Jr scoring their consolation effort in the thrashing.