There was no change at the top of the Furness Premier League at the weekend as four of the top five all claimed maximum points from their fixtures, writes Steve Brennan

Leaders Kirkby United hammered Britannia 7-0 at the Community Centre, Matty Bruce leading the charge with four goals with a supporting cast of Dan Marshall, Tom Wildgoose and Connor Saunders, who all grabbed a goal each.

Vickerstown reserves kept pace in second place with a thumping 8-2 away win at Barrow Wanderers that kept them just one point behind Kirkby.

Jack Litherland was another player who scored four and he had Andy Higginson, Liam Greer, Harrison Turner and Jackson Round also chipping in with the rest. Nath Collett and Callum Findlay replied for Wanderers.

Third-placed Hawcoat Park reserves beat Barrow Celtic 3-2 in a close encounter at Newby Terrace. Stu Thompson and Jono France were on target for Celtic, but Matty Pickering (2) and Jackie Milburn secured the win for Hawcoat.

Croftlands Park and Holker Old Boys reserves played out a ten-goal thriller at Cavendish Park and it was Croftlands who came out on top with a 6-4 win.

Matt Dean was on fire for the hosts in scoring five goals, while Isaac Prosser's strike made up their half-dozen. Holker fought back through Troy Magee (2), Bailey and Ed Ivasco.

Bootle and Dalton United reserves drew 1-1 at Railway Meadow, with Steve Pitt scoring for Bootle and Liam Holmes on target for Dalton.

Millom reserves were 1-0 up at home to Swarthmoor Social with half an hour or so remaining, thanks to a Drew Postlethwaite goal, but conspired to lose 7-1 after a stunning resurgence from the visitors who had Spence (2), Robinson (2), Hambley, Stubbs and Wagstaff to thank for their goals.

Haverigg United and Walney Island reserves drew 2-2 at Tummerhill. Jamie Cairns and Josh Lindsay scored for the visitors, but a goal from Seth Storey and a Ben Tiffney penalty ensured the points were shared.

The top two teams clash this weekend, as Vickerstown have the chance to overhaul Kirkby when they welcome them to Park Vale, while Hawcoat can keep pace with the front runners if they win at struggling Britannia.