Kirkby United stayed top of the Furness Premier League after the last round of night fixtures in the early part of the season took place on Wednesday night.

Kirkby beat close rivals Bootle 2-0, thanks to goals from Matty Bruce and Alfie Thorpe, as they remained five points clear at the summit of the Premier Division.

Vickerstown reserves had a convincing 5-0 win against Swarthmoor Social as they rose up to fourth. On target for them were Max Green (2), Brody Luxon, Jack Litherland, and a very rare Andy Higginson header.

Millom reserves’ bad run continued, as they lost 4-1 at home to Haverigg United, whose Goalscorers were Jamie Cairns (2), Luke Chmiel, Craig Armstrong, with the Million effort coming by the way of an own goal.

Walney Island reserves drew 3-3 with Brittania at a windswept Tummerhill. Danny Keenan, Ross Walker and Jordan Wallace each struck for Brittania, while Seth Storey and Luca Fleming were among the goalscorers for Walney.

Hawcoat Park reserves were 2-0 up against second-placed Croftlands Park, thanks to goals from Sam Beatrice and Carl Pearson.

However, champions Croftlands fought back to win 3-2, with their goals coming from Jordan McGarry and super sub Ben Mooney with two.

Barrow Wanderers also surrendered a two-goal lead in their 3-3 draw with Holker Old Boys reserves, despite 17 year-old Dan Turner scoring twice for Wanderers, for whom Moses Helliwell added a free kick. Andy Benn, Steve Forbes and Charley Thompson were the scorers for Holker.

There was a full round of fixtures in Division One on Monday and Hawcoat Park A maintained their 100 per cent record, after five games, after being pushed all the way by Soccer Bar before eventually persevering 4-3.

Tom Stanwix scored twice for Howcoat, while Soccer struck through Connor Bone, Zak Gill and Lee Kavanagh in what was a gripping contest.

Ulverston Rangers reserves are two points behind in second place after grinding out a 2-1 victory at Swarthmoor Social reserves thanks to goals from Sean Mooney and Stuart Smith.

There was another seven-goal thriller between Croftlands Park reserves and Furness Cavaliers reserves, with the visitors prevailing 4-3.

Elsewhere, Millom A won 3-1 at Askam United reserves, Bridge United edged past Furness Rovers reserves 4-3 and Kirkby United reserves thrashed Crooklands Casuals reserves 5-2.