Cleckheaton 22 Nuneaton 29
Nuneaton, already assured of a play-off for promotion to National Two at North Walsham, of National Three South, next Saturday, rested seven first-choice players but still won an encounter in which the lead changed hands seven times.
Oliver Ackroyd kicked an opening penalty for Cleckheaton and converted two of their three tries while Peter Glackin improved three of Nuns' four tries and added a clinching late penalty.
Versatile Phil Reed, at scrum-half this week, got Nuns' first try with a dummy from the base of a close-range scrum, home flanker Geoff Jones surged over and Nuns centres Simon Brocklehurst and Craig Dutton made the inroads for flanker John Munro to touch down.
Cleckheaton were awarded a penalty try after two scrums collapsed to lead 17-14 at half time but Brocklehurst created a second try for openside Munro before winger Neil Welch replied with a try to make it 22-21 after 52 minutes. The lead changed hands for the last time when blindside Tristan Prosser-Shaw, switched to the wing after substitutions, ran in from 30 yards and Glackin sealed matters on 75 minutes. ..SUPL: