The rugby league folk of Millom will head to Devonshire Road for the Woolybacks final home game of the season tomorrow and to pay tribute to club stalwart Tom Sibley.

The Millom player-coach plays his final home game before going into retirement after next weekend’s trip to Hunslet Warriors.

Sibley is also a warrior, pulling on a shirt on many occasions this season when not fully fit and with his team low in numbers. However, time has caught up with the former BARLA International and coach.

Sibley has been to Millom what the likes of Jamie Jones-Buchanan has been to Leeds; a man that has donned a jersey for several years with pride and distinction.

The back row forward has seen the good and bad times, but has given his all to the oldest amateur club in the world.

Sibley is looking forward to ending the home campaign on a high with victory over Drighlington and though not able to name his side until later today is optimistic of a win.

“We can get a win, but I will be having a roll call today to see who is or who isn’t available. We want a win to send our loyal fans home happy in what has been a difficult season,” said Sibley.

“We have had our ups and downs and at times have had to blood several youngsters, but they have all done well. Time is up for myself and I wish to go out with a win.”

In the North West Men’s League, Roose Pioneers travel to Culcheth Eagles, where a win will put them on course for a play-off place.

The top three places in the table are confirmed and it is between Pioneers and Crosfields A as to who takes fourth spot.

Sam Doyle and Alex Lyon return, but unavailable are Jack Torkington and James Armistead.

Joint coach Mike Backhouse said: “We need a win to keep us in touch for the final play-off place, we had a poor start to the season but have come good in recent weeks.”

Ulverston are home to Oldham St Annes A in Division One and victory is crucial as both teams are in the relegation zone.

However, coach Dennis Porter has a massive headache. He said: “We have an important final tonight for our ‘A’ team and have over ten first teamers unavailable tomorrow with those attending Mike Reeks’ wedding.

“It looks like some lads will double up, so we will take stock later tonight.”

Walney Central are away at Thatto Heath Crusaders A in the Premier Division and welcome back George Nicholls and Rob Harvey, but Stu Tippett is unavailable.

Former Holker Pioneers player and youth coach Mike Dunlop died on Wednesday.