FURNESS Rovers reserves welcomed Millom A to the Training Pitch hoping to give the Furness Premier League Division One leaders a run for their money.

But it was not to be for Rovers, as the visitors and champions-elect ran out 5-0 winners.

A win from their final fixture will make sure of the title for Millom. Second-placed Hawcoat A need to win their three remaining games and hope the leaders slip-up to have any chance.

Millom’s goal-scorers against Rovers were Josh Keen (2), veteran Mike Brown (2) and Chris Wood. But it was two 16-year-olds who really stood out for the visitors, as Joe Dobson and Jordan Pritchard turned in excellent performances.

Elsewhere in Division One, Askam United lost 7-2 at home to Bridge United. Josh Greenwood led the onslaught with four goals. Kieron Roberts, Marcus Roberts and Lee-James Dugdale shared the other three goals between them.

Champagne corks were popping at Hawcoat Park, as their reserves wrapped up the Furness Premier League title after a 2-0 win over Vickerstown reserves.

Carl Mackay and Carl Pearson were on target for a side who are co-managed by Tony Rooney and Scott Ellis.

The feat is even more remarkable if you consider that on the first day of the season Hawcoat suffered a 7-0 defeat at Kirkby. With a good mix of youth and experience, Park bounced back and have been hot favourites since the turn of the year.

The only team that could, mathematically, have caught them were Barrow Celtic, but they lost 4-3 at home to a Bootle side now unbeaten in 11 games.

James Sloan, Jack Duignan and Andy Hainey scored for Celtic, but it was not enough as Steve Pritt, Aaron Bradley, Matty Clarke and Jack Denwood all found the net for Bootle.

Last season’s champions Croftlands Park beat Swarthmoor Social 4-2 thanks to a Chris Wraighte hat-trick and an own goal.

Furness Cavaliers reserves beat Coniston 2-0. Goals from Mike Duncan and Callum Lamb secured the points for Cavs, for whom 16-year-old keeper James Tyson kept his first senior clean sheet.

Holker Old Boys reserves picked up three points with a 3-0 home win over Dalton United reserves. Jordan Brough, Troy Magee and Nath McHugh were on target for Holker.

In Division Two, Kirkby United reserves kept their title hopes alive with a 3-0 win over Bootle reserves.

Mike Birkett, Huw Barton and Reece Peterson scored the goals.

Millom St James moved three points clear of the foot of the table with a 1-0 victory at home to Holker Old Boys A, Joe Myers with the match-winning goal.

In North West Counties Division One, Holker Old Boys lost 4-0 on the road to FC Oswestry Town.

In the West Lancs Premier Division, Vickerstown lost 2-1 away to Longridge Town on Thursday night, with Danny Keenan on target, but they bounced back with a 5-1 win over Burscough Richmond on Saturday.

Danny Keenan was again on target with two goals. Steve Kewley also grabbed two, and an own-goal made up the five for Dave Round’s side, who have been in great form of late and steered themselves away from the relegation places into mid-table.

Another team in a good run of form lately have been Hawcoat Park and they picked up another three points in Division One with a 4-1 win at Lostock St Gerards.

Sam Jefferson, Luke Mitchell, Elliott Moore and Joe Tindale all found the net for Hawcoat Park.

Crooklands lost 4-2 at home to Eagley after being 2-0 up at half-time thanks to goals from Tom Pavett and Dave Mansergh. Askam also tasted defeat after losing 3-2 at Wyre Villa, Callum Rayner and Scott Steele were the Askam scorers.

In Division Two, Millom continued their quest for promotion with a come-from-behind 2-1 win at Croston Sports. Phil Edmondson was the Millom hero as he equalised with 10 minutes remaining and scored a 90th minute penalty.

Walney Island played their second game in three days and drew 3-3 with Dalton United.

Walney were 3-1 up but tired legs and Dalton’s never-say-die attitude saw the points shared. Matt Lockley, James Bailey and Kieran Solloway scored for Walney.

Dalton’s goals came from Keith Holmes (2) and a last-minute equaliser from Danny Leech.

Walney, however, are through to the Furness Senior Cup final after defeating Askam 2-1 on Thursday night. Matt Lockley scored both Walney’s goals, one a bullet header and the other a cracking right-footed strike.

Furness Cavaliers lost 3-1 away to Thornton Cleveleys reserves, Kyle Delves the Cavs scorer.