Holy Family have one hand on the School’s Premier Division title after a series of impressive displays have seen them on the verge of glory.

A 1-0 victory over Victoria in a rematch of last season’s title play-off means they are now six points clear of Greengate, who have two games in hand and not only need to win their remaining games, but also chase Holy Family’s goal difference, as they look to remain in the hunt.

Victoria stayed alive despite their defeat thanks to wins over Dane Ghyll and Newbarns, the latter eliminating Newbarns from contention.

However, only maximum points from their final three matches will see them leapfrog the league leaders, which will be no small feat.

In the first week of fixtures, Holy Family got off to a flyer, with 4-0 defeats of Sacred Heart and Dane Ghyll along with a 3-0 victory over South Walney A sending them top.

Draws with Newbarns and Greengate, both in the chasing pack at that point, ensured the race would continue, though.

Greengate are unbeaten on eight points, overcoming Sacred Heart 1-0 and South Walney A 2-0. Along with Holy Family, they also drew with Newbarns.

Newbarns are currently third, beating South Walney A 1-0 and Sacred Heart 2-1 to add to their points tally. A 1-0 loss to Dane Ghyll proved pivotal, however, with them now unable to finish any higher.

That was Dane Ghyll’s only three points, with a 0-0 draw with South Walney A putting them on four points. South Walney A are on four points as well, their success coming against Sacred Heart (2-1).