CLECKHEATON faced Kendal at Moorend for the first time in three years. and survived a scare to record a fine 26-15 win to move up to fourth in North One East.

The wind was blowing across the field and the pitch was soft underfoot after recent rain, but it was perfectly playable.

Kendal went on the attack from the start, with Rory Blakeney-Edwards getting them an early try.

A few minutes later Cleckheaton were back on level terms, with hooker Ben Thrower forcing his way over the whitewash. Both sides missed their kicks, leaving the score at 5-5.

The powerful Cleckheaton forwards were making the hard yards and their side took the lead from a five-metre scrum.

The chance seemed to be lost when the ball came free and Jack Seddon had to turn and pick up, but he had enough power to get over the line. Breakwell's conversion made it 12-5.

The lead was reduced by a Weightman penalty and Kendal got their second try with a simple catch and drive from a line out, with Greg Wrathall the scorer.

Weightman added the extras on 28 minutes and the score remained 15-12 to the visitors at the break.

10 minutes into the second half, prop Andy Andy Piper rumbled over the try line and Breakwell made it 19-15.

Breakwell missed a 30-metre penalty with three minutes left but the visitors went into panic mode at the restart and lost possession.

Ollie Depledge picked up the loose ball and he fed James Wilson, who powered away for the bonus point winning try. Breakwell added the extras to complete the scoring.

There will be rugby at Moorend on Boxing Day too, with Old Brodleians making the short trip over. Kick-off is at 11am, the club will be open, and food and drink will be available all day.

The next league action will be on January 4, with Percy Park visiting for a 2:15pm kick-off.