Askam under-15s played out their final home game of the season in the Play-off Series phase of the campaign last Sunday and were unfortunate to fall to a 12-10 defeat against Saddleworth Rangers at Fallowfield Park.

The young Villagers were up against a team who are unbeaten in Group 2 of the North West Counties Youth League and had to play in unrelenting rain, which made things difficult for both sides.

In the end the difference came down to one kick at goal after a keenly-contested match that saw Askam put in a superb shift before they finish what has been a long campaign with trips to Rochdale Mayfield and Chorley Panthers.

One of their players could be set for individual honours as well after Ross McLachlan was nominated for the Division Two Player of the Year award.

In Group 3a, Roose Pioneers under-15s were meant to play their final home game of the season as well, but the match was postponed after visitors Crosfields couldn't raise a team.

The Pioneers are now set to finish second in the group, but have the chance to give winners Langworthy Reds a bloody nose when they travel down to Salford on Sunday.

The Barrow & District Youth League is drawing to a close with the Top Four competitions and there were a couple of dramatic semi-finals at under-12 level.

League champions and Knockout Cup winners Askam have the chance to make it a treble after they saw off Dalton 38-16 and they will take on Millom, who produced a superb 36-20 win on the road against Barrow Island.

The under-14s final will be between the two dominant forces at that age group in double winners Roose Pioneers, who will be up against Hindpool Tigers.

Both matches will be taking place at the Barrow Raiders' home ground at Craven Park on Sunday, with the under-12 final kicking off proceedings at 11am.