Cleckheaton target Wirral win to ease relegation fears

Luke Pearson had an impressive game at Huddersfield and could be a key figure in Cleckheatons survival bid.
Luke Pearson had an impressive game at Huddersfield and could be a key figure in Cleckheatons survival bid.

Cleckheaton will hope to overcome high flying Wirral in their final home game of the season on Saturday in a bid to ease their National League Three relegation fears.

Scott Benton’s men go into the last two games of the season lying just two points above the relegation zone and must win at least one of those to have any chance of avoiding the drop.

The injury ravaged Moorenders produced a gallant display before going down 47-14 at undefeated newly crowned league champions Huddersfield last Saturday but will hope to have players back available for the crucial finale.

Cleckheaton are two points above Doncaster Phoenix and third-bottom Morley going into the final 160 minutes of the season.

Cleck entertain fourth placed Wirral on Saturday and end the campaign with a trip to Lymm on April 22.

Phoenix face a tough home game against Hull on Saturday but end with a trip to second-bottom Firwood Waterloo.

Firwood must win at Sandal this weekend to have any chance of taking their survival fight into the final round of matches.

Morley would appear to have the easiest two games of the four relegation rivals as they host Lymm on Saturday and end away to winless Stockport.