CLECKHEATON hosted Durham City for the first time in many years at Moorend and came away with an impressive bonus point win, cruising to a 38-17 success in North One East.

The home side got on the board first with a pinpoint kick across the field from Dale Breakwell. That found Mikey Hayward, who still had plenty to do but evaded a couple of despairing tackles to score wide on the left and make it 5-0 after six minutes.

Durham had a player sent to the sin bin when Jack Marshall got a bang on the nose, which had him leave the field to stem the flow of blood.

This brought Joey Carley into play in the unfamiliar right wing position, with James Wilson reverting to full back.

The numerical advantage didn't last as Dale Breakwell's high tackle saw him sin binned on the half hour mark. Durham kicked the resulting simple penalty and it was 5-3.

Cleck's lead was extended though when captain Matt Piper backed up some smart work by Tom Breakwell to crash over under the posts. The latter also added the extras on 34 minutes to make it 12-3 at half time.

Durham had the majority of the possession at the start of the second half and it came as no surprise when they scored a converted try next to the posts.

Marshall returned after his blood injury and Cleckheaton were back at full strength with Breakwell out of the bin.

The Cleck pack were starting to dominate proceedings and another classic rolling maul after Tom Austin won ball at the line out saw prop Andy Piper rumble over the whitewash to extend the lead to 17-10.

Just five minutes later, Jack Seddon got on the end of a superb ball from Olly Depledge to give Cleckheaton a bit of breathing space and the bonus point try.

Dale Breakwell added the goal to make it 24-10 with 20 minutes to play.

Durham added their second try on 66 minutes, which was converted for 24-17, but Cleckheaton soon set about building their lead.

Andy Piper again controlled the driving maul for his second try of the game and Dale Breakwell converted.

With the home pack dominant, the Durham prop was sin binned for an incorrect bind and in similar fashion to the previous driving maul, the away pack was sent into reverse, this time Ryan Piercy crashing over for his second try of the season.

Dale Breakwell added the goal to round off the scoring.

Cleckheaton were dominant in the pack throughout, with man of the match Mikey Hayward a constant threat out wide. Durham were in the game for long periods but the two yellow cards hindered their progress.

This Saturday, Cleckheaton travel to Driffield looking for a first win on the road this season. Kick off is at 3:00pm.