In last week’s Deltawaite Ltd Furness Senior Citizens’ League, there were contrasting fortunes for Glaxo SK and Barrow Island ‘A’.

The former, as a result of a 10-0 home win against Salthouse A, won promotion to Division One having led the table from the off.

However, with two games left to play they cannot afford to take their foot off the pedal as they strive to put the title to bed.

By contrast, Barrow Island A suffered the loss of their First Division status after just one year in the top flight, following a heavy 10-1 defeat at the hands of fellow strugglers Walney Park.

Sadly, this is the second consecutive time they have suffered the fate of relegation on the back of a promotion, making them the proverbial yo-yo team.

Glaxo must enjoy the moment as the step up is a big one with plenty of pitfalls en route. In the case of who will accompany Barrow Island A in being relegated, it is likely to be fellow promoted side Co-op SC A, who despite their home 8-3 loss to Askam they are hanging on by a strand. It will, however, take a miracle to save them.

Despite not having a game, West Mount look set to join Glaxo in winning promotion. In their case, it will be a quick return to Division One following on from last season’s relegation.

In Division One, perennial winners Hawcoat Park closed out the job of retaining their title with a 10-1 win against their ‘A’ team, with Ronnie Woods win sparing his sides blushes by averting a whitewash.

It proved to be a bad day for Lindal, Barrow Island and Roose Community, as they all suffered heavy defeats against West Shore (10-0), Dalton CC (9-1) and Ulverston Cons (9-1), respectively.

Second-placed Co-op SC were comfortably beaten 8-2 at Salthouse with John Taylor’s 21-6 a score the Co-op’s Alan Fay emulated.

In the race for third place, there was a big swing in events as Lindal got whitewashed by West Shore, while King Alfred made what may prove a decisive move by winning 8-3 on the difficult Kirkby green to open up a ten-point gap.

In the meantime, their ‘A’ team were getting beaten by the same score whilst playing host to third placed West Mount ‘A’.