THE fixture list has fallen kindly for flood-hit Bradford & Bingley.

The Bees' first team are not due to play at Wagon Lane until they face Morley in a re-arranged North One East match on Saturday, February 29 - by which time they hope to have sorted out their changing rooms, kitchen and bottom bar.

"There is no effluent in the flood waters, which have receded massively, but the River Aire is still very high and Storm Dennis is due this weekend," said Bees secretary Nick Patterson.

Bees coach Hugh Gumbs added: "Local clubs have been very helpful to us again - we had a training session at Keighley last night as we have had before - and we are hoping to be okay by February 29 but the bottom left-hand corner of our pitch is still under water."

Tomorrow the eighth-placed Bees, who are at Moortown in a semi-final of the Yorkshire Shield on February 22, are at third-placed Driffield, who have won three and drawn one at home since Cleckheaton won there in October.

Gumbs said: "We needed that 20-17 win over Durham City last weekend but there were a lot of mistakes and it was not a great performance.

"However, it is about the development of the players and changing to a more direct style of rugby, but we don't know who will be able to travel to Driffield because of the weather."

Second-placed Cleckheaton, who had an excellent home win over leaders York last weekend, also head north east, this time to 12th-placed Durham City.

Having already lost at West Hartlepool (two weekends ago) and Percy Park this season, winning after a long coach journey has proved problematical for Cleck.

Their coach Thiu Barnard said: "Not all of the players want to switch on while they are on the coach - some only want to switch on 10 minutes before kick-off - but we will try something new on the bus."

As for the win over York, which pulled his side back to just six points adrift, Barnard said: "Brad Marsden (who scored two tries) and Niall Jackson made such a big difference to us."