DALTON are aiming to cause an upset in the Barton Townley semi-finals tomorrow when they take on National Conference League side Millom at Craven Park (kick-off 1.30pm).

The youngsters from Kelland Park are afraid of no opposition and look for a second Woolybacks scalp inside four days.

On Wednesday, the Barrow & District League outfit beat Millom A 30-12 in the Frank Reid Trophy and hold no fears of taking on their first team.

Dalton coach David High said: “These lads don’t know the meaning of the word defeat, they surprise you with the open rugby they play.

“It obviously is a big task but you can never write them off.

“We have some lads unavailable but will field a strong side. It is David versus Goliath and we have had a good start to the season, with the double over Ulverston and a first-round (Barton Townley Cup) win over Hindpool.

“These lads play for each other and play some very good rugby, and never give up the chase – as we saw last season in the way they would come back from the dead.”

Dalton, who have their sights on a place in National Conference League Division Three next season, welcome back Ben Atkinson.

But while Barrow Raiders head coach – and former Dalton player and coach – Paul Crarey will be casting a watchful eye on son Joe, his disappointment is that Jack is ruled out with a shoulder injury.

Three youngsters will also miss the big game as Evan Jones, Jack Stephenson and Elliott Stockdale are on trial with the England Lions. This is a great achievement for the Kelland Park outfit, playing in a local league and receiving international recognition.

Opponents Millom will not underestimate Dalton, despite plying their trade at a higher level.

Coach Tom Sibley said: “No way will we be taking them lightly, they are a buzzing young side well drilled by David High. They play good rugby and it should be an interesting game.

“We like the Barton Townley cup it is always a competition that we look forward too and we will be concentrating on our own game and how we are to prepare.”

The Woolybacks are without half-back Jonathan Hodgson along with Kian McPherson and Astin Mossop on England Lions duty.

However, they welcome back Sibley, Bobby Wright and Luke Brady.

Dalton aim for their first final since 2011 when they were defeated by Ulverston, having won the trophy in 2001 with a victory over Walney Central.

The Woolybacks, nine-time winners, were runners up in 2015and 2016, last lifting the trophy in 2012 when they defeated Walney.