Premier Division

The Furness Premier League has had a number of different leaders and at the Christmas break it is Vickerstown reserves who find themselves top of the table.

Mark Hammond has kept an exciting young group of lads together at Park Vale and they will surely be knocking on the first team door before long.

As well as a good young crop, Vickerstown also have club stalwarts Mark Johnson and Mike Imison in the side to give a sprinkling of experience.

Hawcoat Park reserves sit second in the table and they have focused on the younger element of their resources.

Scott Ellis has brought some excellent young prospects through and they too have the experience from the likes of Carl Pearson, who has been banging the goals in.

Kirkby United are third, but have been inactive for weeks due to the weather leading to the postponement of several of their games and this has stalled their progress.

However, with games in hand and the likes of Paul Cleasby and Matty Bruce in their ranks, they could easily put a title-winning run together.

Defending champions Croftlands Park aren’t out of the picture yet and they have the lethal Matt Dean bludgeoning in his normal hatful of goals that could turn into having a big say where the title ends up.

At the other end of the table, Dalton United reserves will be looking for a turn up in fortunes to lift them up the league ladder, although they do have four games in hand on the team immediately above them, Barrow Wanderers.

Division One

Hawcoat Park A currently lead the pack in Division One, but their lead is a slender one and second-placed Soccer Bar have three games in hand on their title rivals.

Just one place further back are Bridge United and they will also be looking to top spot. Askam United reserves are fourth in the ladder but only have five games remaining of their league campaign.

Division Two

With only half a dozen games remaining for most teams in Division Two, Coniston look favourites to take the title.

They have been in excellent form, scoring over 60 goals in their 12 games so far and only conceding a miserly 13. Britannia reserves are still in the hunt and will be looking to push on, but realistically it’s Coniston’s to lose.