MATT Dean plundered four goals to help Croftlands Park stay unbeaten at the top of the Bargain Booze Furness Premier League with a thrilling 7-4 win away to Barrow Celtic.

Croftlands were two goals up inside the first 10 minutes thanks to Ryan Ireland and Tom Pavett slotting home from the penalty spot against his former club, and they made it 3-0 on the half hour thanks to Dean.

Celtic sparked back into life after this, and goals from Rob Johnson and Jono France before the half time to narrow the deficit to one as the players went off at the break.

The hosts were right back in the game when play resumed as an early goal from Jack Pedley drew the scores level, before Celtic remarkably took the lead after Jack Dulgnan found the net.

The scoring was not finished there though as Croftlands’ Dean levelled the match at 4-4 and the same player then fired home another.

And it was Ireland, who had opened the scoring, appropriately finishing off the game with his second and Croftlands’ seventh.

Hawcoat Park reserves are two points behind the leaders and they beat Millom reserves 3-0 thanks to goals from Lewis Turner, Sam Jefferson and Jake Reynolds.

Kirkby United also moved up the table after a 7-0 home win over Furness Cavaliers reserves.

Ben Wilson netted twice for the home side, with Matty Bruce, Sam Pinnegor, Scott Watkinson, Sean Gardner and Mike Fugler all adding one apiece.

Vickerstown reserves are still yet to taste defeat after eight games and their unbeaten run carried on with a 1-1 draw at home to Bootle as youngster Tom Dawson bagged himself another goal for Vickerstown.

Haverigg made the trip to Redwaters to play Britannia and came away with all three points after Luke Chmiel scored in the 1-0 win.

Holker Old Boys reserves also won on the road and their victory was a more convincing 3-0 scoreline against Dalton United reserves. David Cook got two and Spencer Erdis added the other goal.

Swarthmoor Social were the other team who were victorious on the road, overcoming Walney Island reserves 5-2.

Pete Spence, Graham Wilcox, Ben Rhodes, Ollie Hambley and a 25-yard strike from Charlie Price made up the Swarthmoor tally, while two for Jack Westall and one for Kane Moffett accounted for Walney’s tally.

There are no midweek fixtures in the Premier League this week. But this Saturday sees knock-out football take priority with the opening ties of this season’s Paul Wilson Memorial Cup.