U16s - Report
Cleckheaton lose bad-tempered game at Old Brods
Old Brods deservedly won a game which was not only affected by the weather, but also by uncontested scrums and bad temper.
Old Brods extended their lead either side of half-time as tempers flaired due to the stop-start nature of the game. Fists flew from both teams on three occasions, with only one visiting player required to leave the field.
Ben Leitch and Mikey Bray scored second-half tries with Mikey Bray converting his own try to give Cleckheaton a hope of closing the gap but Old Brods maintained their lead with two more tries to win 36-19.
Very good runs by Tom Wrigley and Alex Hogg almost gained more Cleckheaton points and strong tackling by Kieran Dawson and Niall Davison were positives to take out of a scrappy game. Charlie Humphreys was named Man of the Match for his endless running and commitment.
Hopefully, the next time these two teams meet, there will be more self-discipline from the players and contested scrums to keep the adrenaline under control.