Coaches Benton and Piper delighted with Cleckheaton display

Cleckheaton coach Scott Benton.
Cleckheaton coach Scott Benton.

The Cleckheaton coaching team of Scott Benton and Gordon Piper were delighted with their team’s win over Hull as the Moorenders recorded back to back victories for the first time this season.

The duo have been particularly pleased that the team are starting to play as they do in training, sticking to the game plan and cutting out the concession of penalties.

Defeats for Huddersfield YMCA and Birkenhead Park last Saturday lifted Cleckheaton out of the National League Three North relegation zone but the team are still far from safe.

Victory over Hull will have boosted confidence as they travel over the Pennines this Saturday targeting a third straight win against a Rossendale side, who took over fourth place from Hull after last week’s results.

Cleckheaton have named their 19-man squad who will travel to face Rossendale in National League Three North (ko 2.15pm).

Selected Sides

1stXV at Rossendale, ko 2.15pm, meet 11.30am: Michael Piper, Mark Barlow, James Wilson, Matt Piper, Craig Blackburn, Ronan Evans, Jack Bickerdike, Paul Turner, Mark Chivers, Andy Piper, Ryan Piercy, Josh Malkinson, Tom Austin, Luke Pearson, Richard Piper. Reps: Ben Thrower, Carl Mason, Brad Marsden, Danny Graham.

Kestrels v West Park Leeds, ko 2.15pm, meet 1pm: Ben Womersley, Lewis Beasty, Dan Jones, Keiron Downes, Danny Archer, Ed Curley, Joe Humphreys, Niall Jackson, Ady Lowe, Will Denham, Matt Wood, Grant Turton, Robin Bennett, Ollie Clark, Mark Sargeant. Reps: Max Blakely, Charlie McGovern, George Speight, Cain Crotty.

3rdXV: No Game.

4thXV v Selby, ko 2.15pm, meet 1.15pm: Dave Burton, Alex Bailey, Craig Aspinall, Anthony Hobson, Chris Gibbon, Joff Ward, Russ Noble, Andy Corfield, Andy Porritt, Danny Howe, Josh Womersley, Ian Webb, Rob Brown, Danny McGuigan, Darren Webb. Reps: Miles Nicholson, Julian Jackson, Anthony McCarthy, Nick Wagstaff, Paul Eastwood.