Cleckheaton bid to extend sensational home record

Jarrad Toulson takes his place on Cleckheaton's bench tomorrow  following promotion from the Kestrels.
Jarrad Toulson takes his place on Cleckheaton's bench tomorrow following promotion from the Kestrels.
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Cleckheaton have set themselves an ambitious target of picking up four straight National Three North victories in the run up to Christmas.

The Moorenders saw an impressive four match winning streak brought to an end by a 38-10 defeat at Sheffield Tigers last week but they will look to bounce straight back at home to Billingham tomorrow (ko 2.15pm) in a bid to kick-start another successful run.

Billingham are just one place and one point above Cleckheaton in the league standings after they went down 18-17 at home to Rossendale last week.

Cleckheaton are yet to taste defeat at Moorend and will look to extend their impressive home record and climb the table.

Cleckheaton then face a run of matches against teams below them as they travel to bottom side Beverley, who have won only one all season, on November 29 and then welcome second-bottom Westoe to Moorend.

Ian Armitage’s men bring the curtain down on the 2014 league campaign with a trip to Wirral on December 13 and if they are successful at achieving their goal of four straight wins, it would instil confidence ahead of their mouthwatering Yorkshire Cup quarter-final at Bradford and Bingley on December 20.

Cleckheaton have made changes for tomorrow’s clash with Danny Vento recalled to the side to replace Matt Piper.

Ben Thrower is promoted from the bench to start in the pack in place of Rob Afoa Peterson.

There is also a change in personnel on the replacements bench, with three changes from last week.

Jarrad Toulson is promoted from the Kestrels having impressed in the previous week’s cup win over Sheffield and is joined by Andy Piper and James Crowther.