Millom go into tomorrow’s home clash against Woolston in Division Three of the National Conference League with confidence following their Barton Townley Cup semi-final win over Dalton.

Jordan Moyes and Owen Myers fell ill after the game against Dalton at Craven Park over the weekend and they are rated 50-50, while Jonathan Hodgson is doubtful with a knee injury and work rules out Chris Warren.

Back to boost the squad are coach Tom Sibley, Astin Mossop and Rickie Donaghue, with one or two to be added after tonight’s A team game.

Sibley said ahead of the encounter with joint second-placed Woolston: “It’s time to string some wins together and start to climb the table and push for a place in the play-offs.”

The Woolybacks have not had the best of starts, lying third-from-bottom with five points, while West Cumbrian newcomers Hensingham are one step behind and Salford City Roosters bottom of the pile.

Barrow Island are on the road to Crosfields and they welcome back Adam Jackson, Matt Parkinson, Josh Banham and Matty Brown, while Callum Nelson awaits a scan on a wrist injury.

Otherwise, those coming back will have to contest for shirts with most of last week’s team that lost to Ulverston available.

Coach Joe Elliott said: “I was disappointed with the result against Ulverston, who I think deserved their win. It is my ambition to win the Barton Townley Cup, but not this year.

“This is a tough league and most clubs are capable of taking points off each other, so it is important that we concentrate on our own game. If we get a full team out, I fancy us against anyone and we have lads always pushing for places.”

Tammy Tyson and Dean Marwood hold the fort at Fallowfield Park following the resignation of coach Dave Clark. The duo will oversee matters for the home clash with Bradford Dudley Hill.

The Hill are placed second in Division Two and the Villagers welcome back Kris Tyson and Russ Bolton, while doubtful is Tom Hopkins, who has a calf strain.

Tyson said: “The club will have to decide who they want but at present myself and Dean will look after things. We need to be at near full strength each week and it is important that the likes of Jamie Butler, Bolton and Tyson are on the park for their leadership.”