Cleckheaton look to boost survival hopes

Scrum-half Jack Bickerdike produced a man-of-the-match display when Cleckheaton defeated Burnage in October.
Scrum-half Jack Bickerdike produced a man-of-the-match display when Cleckheaton defeated Burnage in October.

Cleckheaton will look to pick up a first away win of the season and kick start their survival hopes away to bottom side Burnage tomorrow.

The Moorenders have lost all six games on the road this term, putting them second-bottom in National League Three North, and know victory in Stockport is vital if they are to have hopes of climbing out of the relegation zone.

Burnage have only won twice all season, losing 13 of their 15 outings so far, including defeats in their last five matches.

They are 10 points adrift of Cleckheaton and have conceded a staggering 604 points, so Scott Benton’s men will seek to complete a first double of the campaign, having won 44-20 at Moorend on October 3 when Andy Piper scored a brace of tries while Jack Bickerdike produced a man-of-the-match performance and also crossed.

Cleckheaton have 12 matches remaining and are currently eight points behind fourth-bottom Birkenhead Park and Huddersfield YMCA, who they must overhaul if they are to guarantee survival.

1stXV at Burnage, ko 2.15pm, meet 11.30am: Michael Piper, Mike Hayward, Lee Queeley, Matt Piper, James Wilson, Ronan Evans, Jack Bickerdike, Paul Turner, James Crowther, Andy Piper, Ryan Piercy, Luke Pearson, Tom Austin, Jack Seddon, Richard Piper. Reps: Ben Thrower, Josh Malkinson, Mark Chivers.

Kestrelsv Sheffield ko 2.15pm meet 1pm: Ben Womersley, Dan Jones, George Speight, Craig Blackburn, Danny Archer, Ed Curley, Joe Humphreys, Niall Jackson, Ady Lowe, Will Denham, Matt Wood,Ollie Clark, Charlie McGovern, Brad Marsden, Mark Sargeant. Reps: Danny Graham, Max Blakely, Lyndon Ashley,Chris Harries, Robin Bennett, Rob Lowe, Lewis Beasty, Martin Woodhead.

3rdXV: No Game.

4th XV v Baildon ko 2.15pm, meet 1.15pm: Nick Lazenby, Alex Bailey, Craig Aspinall, Dave Burton, Chris Gibbon, Anthony Hobson, Bob Thornton, Andy Corfield, Andy Porritt, Danny Howe, Matty Plumpton, Josh Womersley, Danny McGuigan, Rob Brown, Miles Nicholson. Reps: Adam Clough, Phil Manning, Andy Womersley, John Duggan, Joff Ward.