Bootle lifted themselves two places up to fifth in the Furness Premier League after withstanding a strong comeback at Barrow Wanderers to record a 4-2 away win last Saturday.

The visitors were 2-0 up at half-time before Wanderers staged a comeback to level the game, but Bootle proved too strong in the end. Matty Clarke (2), Andrew Knowles and Chris Scott were on target for the victors, while Craig McIlvogue grabbed both goals for the hosts.

Kirkby remain top of the table but were pegged back by the chasing pack on a day which saw them draw 3-3 with Barrow Celtic. Paul Cleasby, Connor Saunders and Sean Gardner scored for Kirkby in an end-to-end game.

Second-placed Vickerstown reserves beat Swarthmoor Social 3-2 thanks to a brace from the returning Danny Cummings and a Max Green strike. Ollie Hambley and Ben Rhodes replied for Swarthmoor.

Hawcoat Park reserves are also hot on the heels of the leaders and they beat Croftlands Park 4-0 with all the goals coming from Carl Pearson.

Holker Old Boys reserves lost 4-3 at home to Millom reserves. Stephen Forbes (2) and Joe Bradbury scored for Holker but a Phil Edmondson hat-trick and a goal from Andrew Woodburn sealed the win for Millom.

Soccer Bar are top of the First Division and they picked up maximum points with a 6-0 thrashing of Furness Cavaliers reserves, Iaian McDonald (2), Conner Bone, Danny Kidd, Carl Gill and Zak Gill sharing the goalscoring duties out.

Hawcoat Park A are only a couple of points off the summit after beating Crooklands Casuals reserves 4-2 thanks to goals from Ryan Muncaster (2), Josh Bayliss and Tom Stanwix. Terry Anderson scored both Crooklands goals.

Bridge United drew 2-2 with Millom A, with Reece Craig and Scott Phizacklea on target for them, while Neil Shaw was at the double for Millom.

Kirkby United reserves beat Croftands Park reserves 3-2 with their goals coming from Brad Kavanagh, Andrew Benson and Pete Petersen. Paul Hartley (2) replied for Croftlands.

Ulverston Rangers reserves lost 5-3 at home to Swarthmoor Social reserves, for whom Louis Wagstaff bagged four and Billy Mansell scored against his old club. Stu Smith (2) and Kamil Bitner from the spot were the Ulverston scorers. Furness Rovers reserves beat Askam United reserves 3-2 with their goals coming from Callum McEwan, Dan Craig and an own goal.

Coniston are the pace setters in Division Two and they kept up their excellent record with a 1-0 win against Walney Island A, thanks to Andrew Warne’s match winner.

Bootle reserves leapt up the table following their first win of the season as they beat Barrow Celtic reserves 3-0 thanks to goals from Tom Millard, Ricki Walker and Alfie Bailey.

Britannia reserves beat Millom St James 2-1 with their goals coming from Joe Loughin and Keenan Crossman. Youngster Bailey Murrell scored the only goal in Holker Old Boys A’s 1-0 win against Haverigg United reserves. Furness Rovers A beat Barrow Wanderers reserves 2-1