U13s record half-century

Cleckheaton recorded a third straight victory in North One East as they returned from an enforced winter break by defeating Pocklington 26-7.

Conditions were good given the recent weather and much credit should go to groundsman Paul Hemingway for the quality of the playing surface.

Both sides missed early penalty chances and the only score of a disjointed first half came with a Cleck lineout catch from Oliver Akroyd, a powerful forward drive to the line and the inevitable try for captain Richard Piper.

Jack Bickerdike and Iain Gordon dictated the direction and pace of the second half and powerful lock Danny Nolan drove over to score. Gordon converted.

Winger Martin Woodhead was next on the scoresheet when he produced a clinical finish following excellent build up play and the lead was extended when James Wilson latched on to a kick from Ross Hayden to cross wide out. Gordon landed both goals and Cleck were out of sight.

The visitors gained deserved consolation when young scrum half Jack Fletcher darted 40 metres for a fine individual try, converted by Nick Bennett, but Cleck had gained a much deserved bonus point victory.

n Cleckheaton Kestrels had a 50-28 victory at Old Brods and the fourths completed a double over Huddersfield YM fourths.

Cleckheaton weekend sides

1st XV v Beverley, ko 2.30pm, meet 1pm: R Hayden, M Woodhead, L Queeley, M Piper, J Wilson, I Gordon, J Bickerdike, P Turner, B Thrower, A Piper, R Piercy, G Turton, N Salama, R Piper, O Akroyd. Reps: C Piper, R Bennett, C Blackburn.

Kestrels at Selby ko 2.15pm, meet noon: T Brooke, James Marshall, T Crewe, G Lamb, A Stanley, J Toulson, M Fletcher, L Goldthorpe, N Clayton, L Haigh, M Beasty, C Mason, J Seddon, D Graham, M Sargeant. Reps: L Bashforth, C Brannan, J White, N Holland, R Motlib.

3rd XV v at Selby ko 2.15pm, meet 12.30pm: G Speight, C Davis, A McCarthy, J Ward, H Bairstow, J Duggan, L Beasty, A Lowe, A Porritt, M Hadfield, M Womersley, R Simpson, A Edwards, J Close, M Wood . Reps: T Behr, J Sheridan, S Smith. 4th XV v Selby ko 2.15pm, meet 1.30pm: B Womersley, J Firth, N Lazenby, B Thornton, A Brown, J Perks, R Noble, M Blakely, D McGuigan, D Howe, J Womersley, I Webb, A Clough, R Brown, M Nicholson. Reps: A Tilby-Baxter, A Bailey, A Ellis.