Holker Old Boys got back to winning ways in First Division North of the North West Counties League with a 1-0 home win over Prestwich Heys last Saturday.

After suffering a last-minute 3-2 defeat to Pilkington in midweek, Holker were looking to get back to winning ways and put a slight wobble in form behind them.

A Sam Joel penalty on the hour mark was eventually enough for the three points and Holker are third in an extremely competitive and tightly congested table, with only seven points separating themselves from 15th.

It wasn’t a great day for our local teams in Division One of the West Lancashire League, with only Hawcoat Park reporting in with a victory as they beat Hesketh Bank 4-2 on home soil. Goals from Carl Pearson (2) Hakan McCracken and Jamie Hodgson were their marksmen.

Two goals from Zach Milby and a Sean Mooney strike couldn’t stop Ulverston Rangers from falling to a 6-3 home defeat against league leaders Lostock St Gerards, for whom James Morley and Ollie Evans both struck twice.

Askam United lost 3-2 on the road at Croston Sports, Callum Rayner and Michael Platt with their goals.

A Luke Armstrong goal wasn’t enough for Crooklands Casuals as they lost 2-1 at home to high-flying Stoneclough, while Millom were defeated 2-0 at Eagley in what was their third loss of the season.

Walney Island still lead the way in Division Two and they came back from Storeys FC with all three points following a 3-1 win.

Zach Walker’s double put Walney 2-0 up and the away side then missed a hatful of chances before conceding to make the score 2-1. However, James Bailey struck a third goal for Walney to make life a bit more comfortable for the visitors.

Furness Rovers drew 3-3 with Garstang reserves on the Training Pitch. Ryan Fagan (2) and Richie Sandham had put Rovers 3-2 up but a last-minute leveller from Garstang’s Jacob Croasdale saw the hosts drop two points.

Furness Cavaliers lost 5-2 at Galgate, Tom Harris and Joe Blackshaw scoring in vain, while Robbie McMurdo was on target for Dalton United at Mill Hill St Peters in their 3-1 defeat.

In Division Two of the Furness Premier League, Bootle reserves beat Holker Old Boys A 2-1 with their goals coming from Alfie Bailey and Joel Gowan and Saul Kemp repliying for Bootle.

Furness Rovers A thrashed Walney Island A 5-1 with Renton (2), Trainer, and Dan McCann on target. Paul Honeyman was on target for Walney, but it was scant consolation.