CLOCK Face Miners secured their NCL Second Division status with a hard fought 16-all draw against East Leeds.

The preparation for the game couldn’t have started any worse for Clock.

Delays on the M62 resulted in Clock arriving at kick off with only minutes to warm up.

However, it was Clock who were quicker out of the blocks when Clock created space for Ian Webster to score out wide.

Leeds hit back when a Clock fumble in goal was pounced on by the East Leeds attack.

East Leeds increased their score on their next attacked when they broke through some sloppy defence.

However, five minutes from half time, Karle Hunt broke from a Clock scrum to weave his way around the Leeds defence to score.

Webster slotted over the two to keep Clock in contention with a 12-10 half time scoreline.

The second half was tense with both teams looking to win the arm wrestle. It was Clock who broke the deadlock when slick passing opened up space for Michael Carney to score out wide with Webster converting.

East Leeds scored again with just eight minutes left to play.

But crucially, they missed the conversion leaving the game tied.

Neither team managed to edge in front in the final minutes of the match.

But, the draw was enough for Clock to avoid relegation.

Clock ‘A’ team maintained their push for the NWML Division 5 title with an emphatic 66-18 home win against Bolton Mets.

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