SKIPTON Town only finished mid-table last season in Skipton Body Repair Centre Craven League Division One.

However, the early signs are that they will do better than that this time around, and they are currently third with two wins out of three after a 6-1 home victory over Chatburn.

Man of the match Andrew Nicholson collected a brace, with the tally being made up by Liam Coates, Josh Newton, Miles Thompson and substitute Jacob Ross.

Ahead of them are Carleton and Rolls Reserves.

Carleton, fourth last season, made it four wins out of four after a 7-1 thumping of hosts Broomhill, with gong winner Luke Howsen (4), Aidan Beard (2) and Robert Bradley being the marksmen.

Rolls Reserves, runners-up in 2016-17, have now won three out of four following a 4-1 triumph at Hellifield Sports.

Chris Gaskell (3) and substitute Matthew Coates got the goals, while Danny Manson earned the man of the match plaudits.

Jack Daley got the sole reply for the Division Two runners-up, whose best player was Matthew Beckwith.

On target for Settle United Reserves in their 4-3 win at AFC Colne were Paul Ambrose, Matthew Baines, Will Simpson and substitute Will Beckwith, while Matthew Cardus was man of the match.

Bradley made their seasonal bow and won 1-0 at Earby Town, courtesy of Sam Baldwin.

Sean Hutchinson was the gong winner against opponents who have lost 22 of their last 23 league fixtures.

In the Premier Division, Silsden Whitestar, who have now scored 20 and conceded one, made it three wins out of three with a 6-0 victory over former bogey side Pendle Renegades.

On target were Sam Stanfield (2), Rob Matthews, Josh Metcalfe, James Wilson and substitute Will Storrie, while Gavin Shearer was man of the match.

The visitors were at strength as they tried to reverse their League Cup final defeat from last season, but they could make little headway, despite Whitestar missing key defenders.

Grassington United are off the mark, beating struggling visitors Cowling 4-1 after efforts by Jack Schindler (2), Jeremy Gee and man of the match Reece Fowler, with Luke Barker getting the consolation, while Cross Hills joined them on one point after a creditable 4-4 home draw against Trawden Celtic.

Mark Hoban (2), Joel Birks and Harry Eastbury netted for the south Craveners, whose man of the match was substitute Lee Thompson.

Barlick Wanderers recovered from a 3-1 half-time deficit at Salts to draw 4-4 in Division Two, courtesy of Dan Holden (3) and Connor Butler, while Silsden Whitestar Reserves led 2-1 at half-time at new leaders Trawden Celtic Reserves but ended up losing 4-3, with man of the match Zac Conway, Simon Cox and Ryan Narey on target.

In Division Three, Sutton went down 5-2 at home to 100 per centers Bingley Town Reserves, with Oliver Wild among those netting for the losers, whose best player was Mickey Ruddock.

Settle United Reserves gave Broomhill Reserves their first maximum after a 5-2 defeat, with Sam Arrowsmith and Nick Cokell getting the consolations as Matthew Stocks was man of the match.