Cleck seek Morley derby win to kick-start season

Richard Piper scored on his way to grabbing two tries when Cleckheaton met Morley at Moorend in October 2012.
Richard Piper scored on his way to grabbing two tries when Cleckheaton met Morley at Moorend in October 2012.

Cleckheaton will aim to get their National League Three North campaign back on track when they entertain Morley tomorrow (ko 3pm).

This is the game Cleckheaton followers have looked forward to since clinching promotion and a healthy crowd is expected at Moorend despite the indifferent form of the two close rivals.

Morley made a good start, winning their opening two games, but have since lost four on the bounce and Cleckheaton will be looking to inflict more misery on the men from Scatcherd Lane.

Victory for Cleck would also see them leapfrog their rivals, who are just two points above them.

Cleckheaton have lost all four away games, including derby defeats at Sandal and Huddersfield YMCA in their last two outings, but have won both their opening matches at Moorend and will be seeking to make it a hat-trick.

Sam Wood came off the bench to make his first team debut at Laund Hill last week and made a terrific impact, scoring a try on debut.

Wood is rewarded with his first senior start tomorrow in what Cleckheaton will hope is the start of a long career.