BRADFORD & Bingley’s head coach Anthony Posa is still trying to get his head round what happened last weekend at Huddersfield YMCA.

The Bees, who scored a penalty try a minute after the interval, were leading 31-8 at the second-in-the-table North One East hosts when they suffered three yellow cards in 13 minutes (57th to 69th minutes) on the way to a 34-31 defeat.

“I have analysed the video 20 times and I never seen anything like it in all my years of rugby,” admitted the Croatian Kiwi.

“Some of them weren’t even penalties, never mind yellow cards, and the referee definitely had an off-day, but I don’t like blaming officials and we have to be more streetwise in future and be better at managing the situation.”

The fourth-placed Bees entertain third-placed Morpeth tomorrow and are set to be without Ali Macdonald (concussion), Stefan Roguski, Harry Butler and Will Broadbent.

However, they welcome back South African three-quarter Tanner Lightfoot for the first time this season and could well give a debut to Bradford Grammar School product Harry Reed-Purvis in the back row or off the bench.

Cleckheaton’s player-coach Thiu Barnard is still bemoaning their luck in the 29-19 setback at home to leaders Scarborough.

He said: “They didn’t look like scoring after the first minute and all of their tries came from breakaways, such as when we knocked on or got turned over in their 22.”

Tenth-placed Cleckheaton, expected to field much the same line-up, again face east-coast travellers in 12th-placed Bridlington.

Bradford Salem have a mid-table derby at Old Brodlieans in Yorkshire Division One, while Keighley, who have won three of their last four, aim to put more distance between themselves and the bottom four by doing the double over basement boys Guisborough away.

Old Grovians, who have less breathing space, host Barnsley in Yorkshire Division Two, with the Apperley Bridge side just one place and one point above a demotion berth.

Baildon want to build on last weekend’s narrow win at Aireborough in Yorkshire Division Three with another derby triumph – this time at home to Skipton.

The Jenny Laners’ player-coach Robbie Hill said: “We again have a strong squad, with only two of the 20 who were named at Aireborough being unavailable – Tom Stanley and Tom Cluett.”

Yorkshire Division Four North West leaders Wibsey, whose game was abandoned at home to Bramley Phoenix last weekend due to a player injury, are also in derby action at fifth-placed Halifax.