Kirkby United sit top of the Furness Premier League after the latest round of midweek fixtures saw them inflict an 8-1 defeat over Millom reserves.

Connor Saunders scored a hat-trick for a rampant Kirkby, while Tom Wildgoose (2) Seam Gardner, Matty Bruce and Mark Jackson hit their other goals, with Jonathan Patton replying with what was scant consolation for Millom.

Bootle are in second place after a 1-1 draw with Haverigg United who remain third in the table. Luke Chmiel scored for Haverigg in a game that went ahead without a recognised referee which didn’t help either side, although Ian Tyson stepped in at the last minute and did well with the whistle.

Vickerstown reserves picked up three points on their visit to play Hawcoat Park reserves, as Mikey Adams, Brody Luxon and Danny Douglas scored in a 3-1 win. Jack Milburn found the net for Hawcoat.

Croftlands Park beat Barrow Wanderers 4-3 at Cavendish Park in what was an entertaining fixture. Dan Turner put Wanderers 1-0 up before Jamie Slater equalised before half time. Jonny Grimes and Macauley Dixon then put Croftlands 3-1 ahead but Turner grabbed his second to pull a goal back for the visitors.

Lewis Jones restored the two-goal advantage for Croftlands, but Wanderers carried on looking for a way back into the game and Moses Helliwell found the net to set up an exciting finish that saw Turner nearly complete his hat-trick with the last kick of the game.

Barrow Celtic lost a nine-goal thriller 5-4 against Swarthmoor Social at Newby Terrace, with Ben Rhodes, Will Guy, Harry Fine, James Seward and an own goal making up the visitors’ tally. Rob Johnson and Jono France both scored twice for Celtic.

Walney Island reserves beat Dalton United reserves 2-1 thanks to a last-minute penalty at Railway Meadow. Adam Reynolds put the visitors ahead but a Robbie McMurdo goal looked like the spoils were going to be shared until Walney were awarded a spot kick that Kane Moffett coolly dispatched.

Holker Old Boys reserves and Britannia drew 1-1, with Josh Woodend on target for Holker before Jordan Wallace replied for The Britt.

On Bank Holiday Monday, Holker Old Boys lost 2-0 at home to Garstang in the North West Counties League.