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Cleckheaton clash abandoned due to ref injury
Cleckheaton travelled all the way to Doncaster for just seven minutes of action.
The score was 0-0 in their SSE North One East match at Wheatley Hills when referee Simon Park, from the South Yorkshire district, badly injured his knee after a collision with a player.
Cleckheaton’s fixture secretary Alan Bentley reported that the official had a fractured patella and was due to undergo surgery this morning.
Bentley said: “I have sent best wishes on behalf of Cleckheaton RFC and have spoken at length to Simon’s wife, who is obviously concerned about his condition.”
On the abondonment, Bentley added: “At our level, you can’t just pull somebody out of the crowd because they have refereed the under-nines, so the match has been rearranged for Saturday, November 16, which is our next free date.”
Two matches in SSE Yorkshire Division Four were abandoned after player injuries – Stocksbridge v Ossett (a suspected broken ankle for Stocksbridge’s No 8 in the fifth minute) and Wetherby v Halifax Vandals, with the hosts leading 18-13 after 59 minutes when Vandals’ full back Jimmy Crowther was injured.
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