CLECKHEATON gained their first North One East win of the season away from home by defeating local rivals Morley 30-17 at Scatcherd Lane.

Cleck had to make two late changes as both second rows Piercy and Malkinson were late withdrawals, with Matt Wood and Brad Marsden taking up the positions at lock. Dale Breakwell also made his debut at outside half and controlled the game well.

The visitors opened the scoring with a fine try by Jack Seddon after good work by Jack Bickerdike and Breakwell, who added the extras.

The new recruit extended the lead with a simple penalty on 17 minutes after Morley hooker Jacob Percival was shown the yellow card for an offence at the maul.

Morley replied on 26 minutes when number 10 Finlay White dummied his way through the defence to score to the right of the posts but missed the conversion.

Cleck had the last word of the half when a long pass from Breakwell found Daniel Booth in space and the winger was hauled down a yard short of the line. From the maul that followed, outside centre Mike Swetman crashed over near the corner flag.

Breakwell booted over a magnificent conversion from the touchline to put Cleck 17-5 up at the break.

Early in the second half, after the Cleckheaton pack had been driven back in the scrum, prop Paul Turner was sent to the sin bin for incorrectly binding with his opposite number.

From the resulting penalty, Morley kicked for touch and secured the lineout. A try followed shortly afterwards, with Price crashing over from short range.

Breakwell's kicking from hand was excellent throughout and was proving the difference between the teams.

On the hour mark came the try of the game for Cleck, as a swift move down the left flank and a kick ahead led to Booth winning the race for the touchdown.

Breakwell kept up his 100 per cent record with the boot with another fine conversion and the Bradford side now had a cushion at 24-10.

He kicked his fifth goal of the afternoon after Morley had been caught offside.

James Wilson received the second yellow card for Cleckheaton for not retiring at a penalty and, after the scrum option had been taken, the visitors were once again driven back. A Morley penalty try made the score 27-17.

The travelling faithful needed no reminding of their team's demise the previous week, having surrendered a lead against Consett.

Morley continued to upset the referee and when Breakwell was about to attempt another kick at goal, a Morley player gave him a mouthful and was duly shown the yellow card. Breakwell added the goal to secure victory and seal a man of the match display with a personal haul of 15 points from six successful kicks.

Seddon worked tirelessly as did replacement Matthew Deighton.

This was an uplifting performance for Cleckheaton who remain in 11th place ahead of a tough game at home to Percy Park.