Askam United tasted defeat for the first time this season in Division One of the West Lancashire League as they went down 2-1 at home to Milnthorpe Corinthians last Saturday.

The hosts were made to pay the penalty as Matthew Knipe struck twice from the spot for Milnthorpe before Harvey Irvine hit back just a little too late for Askam in the 89th minute.

Hawcoat Park lost 2-0 at home to Lostock St Gerards and Ulverston Rangers drew 0-0 at home to Stoneclough in a game that saw the hosts miss a hatful of chances.

The awful weather from the day before led to Millom’s home match against Haslingden St Mary’s being postponed, as was Vickerstown’s game against Hurst Green in the Premier Division.

In Division Two, Walney Island have made a great start with five wins from five, but they laboured to a 2-1 win against Garstang reserves.

Missing several regular starters, the Islanders went 2-0 ahead thanks to goals from the rejuvenated Kieran Sollaway and a Chris Malone penalty. Garstang scored their own penalty with ten minutes remaining to give the game a nervy ending.

Furness Rovers are hot on Walney’s heels and they won 5-3 at Kendal United thanks to goals from Ryan Fagan (2) Joe Tindale, Ryan Barker and Danny Craig.

Dalton United are still searching for their first win following a 4-2 loss at Rossendale, Oliver Carswell and Robbie McMurdo their scorers.

Bootle sit top of the Premier Division of the Furness Premier League after an 8-0 demolition job against Britannia FC. The goalscoring duties were shared out between Rob Woodhouse (2), Grahm Hartley, Connor Nuttall, Jack Denwood, Thomas Millard, Will Singleton and a Steve Pritt penalty.

Last season’s champions Croftlands Park are second in the table following a 3-2 win over Millom reserves. Matt Dean (2) and Jordan McGarry put Croftlands 3-0 up before Millom staged a fightback in the second half but it was too late.

Dalton reserves picked up three points with a 3-1 home win over Vickerstown reserves, with Liam Holmes (2) and veteran Danny Leech their scorers. Mike Imison scored for Vickerstown.

Andy Benn was he Holker Old Boys reserves hero after he scored the only goal in their 1-0 win against Hawcoat reserves.

Kirkby United beat Swarthmoor Social 4-1 thanks to goals from Paul Cleasby (2) Tom Wildgoose and Joe Kavanagh, with Charlie Price replying for Swarthmoor.

Barrow Celtic and Haverigg United shared the points following a 2-2 draw at Newby Terrace. Rob Johnson and Stu Thompson were on target for Celtic while Ricky Jeynes and Jamie Cairns replied for Haverigg.