With the top two teams in the Furness Premier League - Kirkby United and Vickerstown reserves - having the week off due to waterlogged pitches, the chasing pack had a chance to condense the top of the table.

They all picked up maximum points which means that only seven points now separate the top seven teams.

Third-placed Hawcoat Park reserves beat Haverigg United 3-2 with their goals coming from Matty Pickering (2) and Ryan Magatoto. Jamie Cairns grabbed both of Haverigg’s efforts.

Barrow Celtic are fourth in the table and they beat Holker Old Boys reserves 2-1 thanks to strikes from Tyler Wood and Stu Thompson.

Croftlands Park sit a place behind Celtic and they kept themselves in the hunt following a 6-2 win at Britannia FC. Matt Dean helped himself to four goals for Croftlands, while Isaac Prosser and Mike Carr also finding the net. Jordan Wallace and Sean Sweeney replied for the Brit.

Bootle’s home form has been their Achilles heel this season, but they put that aside as they beat Barrow Wanderers 4-2, Joe Capstick (2), Andrew Knowles and an Oliver Smith penalty the Bootle marksmen. Callum Findlay and Ged Wilkinson replied for Wanderers.

Bootle’s reserves picked up only their second win of the season in Division Two as they beat second-placed Barrow Wanderers reserves 4-1 in their own back yard.

Alfie Bailey (2), Joel Gowan and Karl Wright were on target for Bootle, who chucked the form book out the window, while Craig McIlvogue was on target for Wanderers. Walney Island A beat Holker Old Boys A 5-0 with their goals coming from Stu Rodger, Zach Quayle, Seth Storey, Josh Huitson and Robbie Potter.