Heath's Under 16 side showed strong early season form as they notched a 29-8 win over Cleckheaton.
With their opponents only fielding 14 players, Heath agreed to match numbers – an added pressure for coach Alf Baxter, who managed player rotation admirably.
Heath’s outside centre Callum Harriott-Brown broke through for the first try of the match with fly half Dominic Ellam adding the goal.
Cleckheaton tried to hit back, but hooker Matthew Wilkinson, Ellam and blindside flanker Max Netherwood all defended well – with Netherwood earning the man of the match award.
The visitors managed a penalty, but just before half-time an off-load from full-back Arron Kelly led to Joe Holdsworth pushing his way through and Ellam was unfortunate not to convert.
Leading 12-3 at half-time Heath’s second rower Will Bennett agreed to wear a Cleckheaton shirt for the second half and proved a headache to his ‘usual’ teammates.
Winger Tom Berridge started the points rolling again with an unconverted try, but Cleckheaton grabbed a touchdown of their own.
Heath regained control and coasted to victory with touchdowns from Liam Sykes and Harriott-Brown, who scored a solo effort running in from his own 22 metre line, with Ellam adding one conversion.