Cleckheaton suffer shock defeat

A LAST-MINUTE drop-goal condemned Cleckheaton to a shock 14-12 defeat against North One East’s bottom club Hartlepool Rovers last Saturday.

A Richard Piper try converted by Ross Hayden helped Cleckheaton into a 7-5 half-time lead but although Ed Chappelow scored after the break, it wasn’t enough as Hartlepool snatched a dramatic late win.

Match report in Friday’s Guardian.