THE curtain comes down on the Barrow & District League season tonight when the Top Four Play-off final takes place between Dalton and Roose Pioneers, writes Jeff Coward.

These two sides have been at the top of the league all season. Roose went through the year unbeaten, drawing just one game against third-place Askam. For their part, Dalton were defeated just three times to finish second in the league.

Dalton will be going for the treble after winning the Harry Warman Cup and the CJS Knockout Cup, but no doubt Roose will still be smarting after defeat in the final of the latter last week.

They will surely put Dalton to the test at Craven Park and supporters are sure to be in for a cracking game.

After the game, the Barrow & District League presentations take place in the Raiders Bar, with everyone attending the final encouraged to come along and support those who have won individual honours.

Dalton’s goal-kicking hooker Joe Crarey - son of Barrow Raiders head coach, and former Dalton player and coach Paul - has been named this season’s player of the year.

Meanwhile, Millom’s Scotland youth international Charlie Hemslie has won the youth player of the year accolade.

This is not the end for some of those playing in the Barrow & District League though as they have the county games to look forward to, starting with the annual under-19s game against Scotland on Sunday.

This is followed by both the open-age and under-19s tri-series games against Lancashire and Yorkshire in November.

After two seasons of not being played, the Ivor Kelland Cup will be held again in the early part of the 2019 season.

The competition is played between the teams Kelland coached, with the draw at the latest league meeting pitting Askam against Ulverston and Dalton against Millom.

Tonight’s fixture

Top Four Play-off final (at Craven Park, 6pm): Dalton v Roose Pioneers.

Barrow & District end-of-season award winners

Mark Coward player of the year: Joe Crarey Dalton).

Youth player of year: Charlie Hemslie (Millom).

Phil Kyle clubman of year: Paul Bowness (Roose Pioneers).

Rob Livsey Cup for dedication: Will Coles (Ulverston).

Referee of year: Nathan Johnson.