Roose Pioneers are fighting for a play-off place in Division Three of the North West Men's League and they take on Crosfields A at Holbeck Park tomorrow, writes Paddy McAteer.

Pioneers have no fears of the opposition not turning up as they will accompany their first team, who are at Barrow Island, in making the journey up to Cumbria.

Joint coach Mike Backhouse said: “This is a game we must win if we are to make the play-offs. Crosfields are two points ahead of us in fourth place so it is in our interest to get the points.

"They are a young side who like to play it fast, so we will have to get into them and get them on the outside where we have plenty of pace.”

Out of contention for the Pioneers are Euon James, Harry Attwell, Rory Sayle and Josh Tranter while coming back in are Paul Woodburn, Dan Oakley, Glen Kaighan and James Armistead.

At Central Drive, Walney Cents take on Heysham Atoms in the Premier Division and they welcome back Brad Nichols after a knee injury.

Nichols' brother George is unavailable while late fitness tests await Dave Warne and Harry Gee.

With many of their players unavailable, Ulverston are set to take a depleted squad with them down to St Helens for their match against Blackbrook A in Division One.

Coach Dennis Porter said: “We are really down in troops, with our pack being blitzed. It is going to be a late roll call today to see who takes to the field.

"Will Coales, who has played well at nine is unavailable one of many forwards while Marc Storey stays at home awaiting his first child. We will get a team out one way or the other.”

Relegated Askam wrap up their season in the National Conference League with a long trip to face Hull Dockers, from where they will plan ahead for next season in Division Three.

The bright spot with suffering the drop means no trips to Humberside, unlike this season, which has included games at the Dockers and Beverley.

It has been a trying season for the Villagers, who lost the majority of the squad following last year's run to the play-offs, and it is a huge credit to Tammy Tyson ,Dean Marwood and the backroom staff, along with the remaining players, who made sure all fixtures were completed.