Kestrels soar to new heights

CLECKHEATON Kestrels added another bonus point win to their tremendous record with a performance that reflects the growing reputations of the younger players.

Cleck’s pack gained the upper hand and tries from Ben Thrower, Andy Piper, James Marshall and influential Tom Brooke put them in control, with three Ross Hayden conversions making it 26-0.

The second half began with a popular try for big prop Matthew Hadfield closely followed by further scores from Tom Crewe and Hayden, who added three further goals.

West Leeds never gave up and scored a deserved consolation converted try before Jack Seddon, crossed for the final try again converted by Hayden.

Seddon along with fellow Colt Josh White showed remarkable composure in possession and defence and both have tremendous potential and could be on the brink of senior calls.