Cleck head north buoyed by derby win

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CLECKHEATON travel to Middlesbrough in North One East tomorrow brimming with confidence following last week’s terrific 30-14 derby triumph over Morley.

The Moorenders produced some superb rugby, led by a hat-trick of tries from captain Rich Piper, and they will be aiming to climb the table with victory over a Middlesbrough side that lies just outside the bottom three.

Cleck are just one place and one point behind their rivals from Scatcherd Lane and have an excellent chance of making further ground tomorrow.

Weekend Sides

1stXV at Middlesbrough, ko 3pm, meet 11am: R Hayden, James Marshall, Jonathon Marshall, M Piper, M Woodhead, I Gordon, J Bickerdike, P Turner, S Worsley, C Piper, D Nolan, G Turton, R Piercy, R Piper, O Akroyd. Replacements: M Sargeant, B Thrower, J Wilson.

Kestrels v Pocklington, ko 3pm, meet 1.45pm: T Brooke, C Blackburn, T Crewe, G Lamb, P Horrigan, J Toulson, M Fletcher, A Piper, R Motlib, L Haigh, J Malkinson, M Beasty, L Bashforth, C Brannan, N Clayton. Replacements: L Goldthorpe, J Seddon, J White, A Stanley, C Mason.

3rdXV v Huddersfield, ko 3pm, meet 2.15pm: C Green, C Davis, A Edwards, S Smith, H Bairstow, J Ward, L Beasty, M Hadfield, A Porritt, A Lowe, M Wood, J Summers, J Porritt, D Graham, M Terry. Replacements: R Simpson, T Behr, C Wilson.

4thXV at Sandal 3rdXV, ko 3pm, meet 1.15pm: N Lazenby, A Brown, A Ellis, M Nicholson, B Womersley, J Perks, R Noble, A Womersley, J Close, M Blakeley, J Womersley, D Webb, C Aspinall, J Sheridan, G Dixon. Replacements: J Windle, A Bailey, A Tilby-Baxter, D Boye, M Fletcher.