BRADFORD & Bingley RFC suffered a bruising 45-7 defeat on the opening day in North One East at home to Morley, but the result may not stand.

Due to Morley suffering a couple of mid-match injuries in the front row, the game had to go uncontested scrums after 35 minutes, meaning the visitors may still have to forfeit the match.

A ruling has not yet been made, so for now, the hosts are sat second-bottom, above only Consett.

Morley got seven tries in this big win, with six in the final half hour against a tiring Bees defence.

From the outset Morley appeared to have an advantage in size and weight over their hosts and were on the front foot right from the kick off.

However, tenacious B&B tackling and some wasteful attacking play from Morley meant the visitors only led 7-0 at the break, following an 11th minute converted try.

With the Bees still defending heroically early in the second half, Morley changed tack about ten minutes in, discarding the fancy build-up and instead setting up their forwards to heave over the whitewash.

With the dam broken by a second score of the afternoon for Morley, B&B leaked a further five tries, before replacement home prop Alex Leadbetter signed off the afternoon in style.

He galloped home for the consolation score, which was converted by Bees man of the match Dom Walker.

There was better news for Cleckheaton in the same division, as they emerged as 35-33 winners from a thriller at home to Durham City.

Old Grovians lost 37-22 at Wheatley Hills in Yorkshire Two, while in Yorkshire Three, Wibsey beat Hemsworth 26-19.