Cleckheaton face Brods in Boxing Day showdown

Jack Bickerdike makes a break during Cleckheaton's derby against Huddersfield YMCA last Saturday.
Jack Bickerdike makes a break during Cleckheaton's derby against Huddersfield YMCA last Saturday.

Cleckheaton head to good friends Old Brodleians on Saturday for the annual Boxing Day derby clash (kick off 11am).

Although the sides now play in different divisions, the festive clash remains a long standing tradition between the neighbours with a strong camaraderie to the fore.

Cleck have vowed to put out a strong side for the clash, with the majority of the local based players eager to feature in the derby.

Cleckheaton head into the new year lying second-bottom in National League Three North, with 13 games remaining to save themselves from relegation.

The Moorenders are back in league action on January 9 when they travel to runaway league leaders Sheffield Tigers.