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Dear, dear! Stag do hits Cleckheaton's plans
For the third successive season, selection for Cleckheaton’s opening SSE North One East league match has been hit by a stag weekend.
This time, forward Ryan Piercy and centre Matt Piper are the absentees but the Moorenders are still full of optimism ahead of their trip to Malton & Norton.
“We played with structure and a confidence bordering on arrogance in beating Morley last weekend in the Yorkshire Cup,” said fixture secretary Alan Bentley.
“Now we just need consistency, but our back row of player-coach Rob Afoa-Peterson, Richard Piper and Ollie Akroyd were dominant in every aspect, although Rob’s knee may only be good for an hour.”
However, Bentley added: “It would be nice to make a good start to the season as we usually have to play catch-up due to being understrength early in the season and having hard matches.”
Lee Queeley is available to compensate for the loss of Matt Piper.