AFTER the success of last weekend’s initial match, Keighley’s head coach Dave Duxbury is looking forward to more Friday Night Lights at Rose Cottage.

Keighley beat Moortown 26-25 in front of a crowd that was more than their regular Saturday league attendance for Yorkshire Division One, and Duxbury said: “It would be nice to have two or three next season.

“Moortown is about as far as we could go east, but we could do (providing they all stay up) North Ribblesdale, Old Brodleians and Bradford Salem.

"Another plus is that it gives the lads the rest of the weekend off.”

Ironically, there was probably an even bigger crowd there on Saturday to watch unbeaten Leicester Tigers beat Yorkshire Carnegie 36-7 in an Academy League fixture, with the visitors including Keighley-based James Whitcombe.

Salem may well be prepared to travel to Utley for a Friday night clash as long as Keighley reciprocate by playing under lights on their second-team pitch on a Friday night.

In an extraordinary encounter, Keighley led Moortown 23-6 with 12 minutes left, but conceded three tries and two conversions while their No 8 Leigh Sugden was in the sin bin before winning it with fly half Alex Brown’s penalty six minutes into stoppage time.

Duxbury added: “The yellow card killed us as Leigh is important to us for his physicality and leadership and makes the right moves most of the time, but some of our play in the first half and at the start of the second half was outstanding.

“Hooker Ryan Gibson is only 18 and plays beyond his years, while prop Sam Booker plays better every week.

"Also we won and we got the four-try bonus point, so happy days.”

Brown had missed three of his previous four kicks, landing a penalty only to miss all three conversions.

However, he said: “I was fairly confident of kicking that penalty as it was easier than the conversions, and I had been doing well in practice during the week.”

First-team manager Will Armitage said: "A  couple of tackles were missed when Suggy was off the field, but we scrummaged well and rucked well when we had 15 on the pitch."

The victory lifted Keighley a place to eighth as they climbed above Old Rishworthians, who only claimed four points in their 17-14 victory at Salem the following day.

It also brought Keighley level on points with Moortown, who have a game in hand.

On Saturday, Keighley are at home to bottom club Wheatley Hills.