Cleckheaton bid to extend fine run

Cleckheaton go in search of a fifth straight win at Percy Park on Saturday.
Cleckheaton go in search of a fifth straight win at Percy Park on Saturday.

CLECKHEATON go in search of a fifth straight victory in North One East on Saturday when they travel to relegation threatened Percy Park.

The Moorenders have really hit form since the end of January, registering four straight wins in a period that has seen them rack up 155 points.

Victories over Bradford & Bingley, Huddersfield YMCA, West Hartlepool and Malton and Norton have seen Cleck dispel any lingering relegation worries and move up to seventh place in the table.

They already have Bridlington in their sights and coach Thiu Bernard has set a target of finishing the season with a decent unbeaten run with two matches remaining after Saturday’s trip to the North East.

Selected Sides

1stXV at Percy Park, kick off 3pm, meet 10.30am: James Wilson, Grant Fitszimmons, Mike Swetman, Matt Piper, Cain Crotty, Ronan Evans, Jack Bickerdike, Paul Turner, Ben Thrower, Andy Piper, Luke Pearson, Tom Austin, Brad Marsden, Joey Carley, Josh Plunket. Replacements: Tim Mobbs, James Crowther, Craig Blackburn.

Kestrels at Huddersfield, kick off 3pm, meet 1.30pm: Joe Tilby-Baxter, Lewis Beasty, Drew Clark, Ben Cousins, Lee Williams, Jarrod Toulson, Russ Noble, Joe Roberts, Niall Jackson, Will Denham, Matt Wood, Ollie Clark, Scott Hartley, Charlie McGovern, Ben Etchells. Replacement: Steve Noble.

3rdXV at North Ribblesdale, kick off 3pm, meet 12.30pm: Dave Howsen, Alex Bailey, Josef Windle, Nick Lazenby, Jake Grinsdale, Antony Hobson, Keiran Baldry, Max Blakely, Andy Brown, Andy Womersley, Danny Howe, Lyndon Ashley, Scott Hartley, Adam Clough, Josh Blackhall. Replacements: Andy Tilby Baxter, Phil Manning, Danny McGuigan, Bob Thornton, Harry Sutcliffe.