Jackson targets win on return to Moorend

Gomersal's Richard Wear goes on the attack before rain stopped play in last week's game against Methley
Gomersal's Richard Wear goes on the attack before rain stopped play in last week's game against Methley

Woodlands captain Tim Jackson will aim to lead his side to victory on his first return to Cleckheaton since a close season transfer.

The sides lock horns in the All Rounder Bradford Premier League on Saturday to kick start a packed Bank Holiday weekend of derby action.

Jackson helped Cleckheaton secure league title triumphs in 2013 and 2014 before moving to Woodlands in the winter.

His new club have made an indifferent start to the inaugural Premier Division campaign with two wins, two defeats and last week’s wash-out at East Bierley but Jackson would love to kick-start a winning run against his former club.

While the Cleckheaton-Woodlands derby is the pick of Saturday’s matches, there is an equally important game at the wrong end of the table where Scholes and East Bierley clash, aiming to clinch their first victories.

Bierley make the short trip to New Popplewell Lane with just three points separating the sides and the losers could find themselves adrift at the foot of the table.

Premier Division clubs are also in action on Monday and, sensibly, the Bradford League have arranged a host of derby clashes minimising travelling and, hopefully, maximising revenue for clubs.

Cleckheaton are at home for a second time, with Scholes making the short trip to Moorend.

Woodlands take on the early season surprise package Morley on Monday, with the visitors heading into a busy weekend lying second in the table.

Morley have won three and tied one of their games to go ahead and will be looking to spring another surprise at Albert Terrace, while East Bierley welcome Hanging Heaton to South View Road for their second game in three days.

Hartshead Moor will target a first win in Championship B Division when they make the short trip to high flying Gomersal on Saturday.

While Moor have lost their opening five matches, Gomersal have three wins to their name and are just a point behind second placed Methley.

Spen Victoria will target a third win of the season as they aim to move up the table from eighth place when they travel to Hopton Mills.

Liversedge face a tough trip to second placed Saltaire as they seek a second win in Championship A.

Heckmondwike and Carlinghow, third in the Conference section, sit out Saturday’s round of matches.