SETTLE United sit five points behind leaders Silsden Whitestar in the Skipton Body Repair Centre Craven League Premier Division after a Tom Strickland hat-trick ensured an easy 5-0 win at Skipton Town.

Ben Phillips and Daniel Bathers were the other men on target for United, who have two games in hand over Whitestar after picking up their eighth win from nine this season.

Paul Oldroyd also grabbed a Premier Division hat-trick, as his Rolls side thrashed Cowling 6-1 on their travels. The win takes Rolls up to fourth, while Cowling remain fourth-bottom, with just seven points from their 12 matches.

Meanwhile, the clash between high-fliers Trawden Celtic and Grassington United went the way of the former, who won 3-1. Grassington's only goal came courtesy of Jan Ozdoba.

In Division One, Cononley Sports slipped to a disappointing 2-1 defeat at struggling Chatburn, with Jake Manditsch scoring their second half consolation.

Barlick Wanderers earned an impressive 2-2 draw at Salts 3rds Craven in Division Two. Their opponents sat second, while Barlick were third-bottom, but the underdogs picked up a point after goals from Matthew Shirt and Sam Walsh.

Thomas Cleaver netted a hat-trick for Barnoldswick Barons as they maintained top spot in Division Three with a thumping 6-1 home win over Otley Town A.

Settle United 3rds blew a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 at home to struggling Sutton. Daniel Ridehalgh, Aiden Robertson and substitute Mickey Ruddock all netted for the visitors in their comeback.

Finally, high-flying rivals Iplay FC Barrowford and Salts 4th Craven played out a thrilling 4-4 draw.