THE RFU have announced the final standings for the 2019/20 season across the community game, using a formula based around home and away records to determine promotion and relegation.

It affects several clubs across the district, with some more fortunate than others.

Bradford & Bingley have achieved survival by the narrowest of margins in North One East, and Cleckheaton will remain with them in that division next season.

The Bees were third bottom and in a relegation spot when the league was stopped, but crucially, had a game in hand on four of the five teams just above them.

That means the formula has worked in their favour, as their revised points total of 64.53 sees them leapfrog the now-relegated Percy Park (63.82).

Cleck were second when that league was stopped, and in a play-off place, but with no chance of playing those play-offs, only runaway leaders York have gone up.

It is even worse news for Otley (National Two North) and Keighley (Yorkshire One). Both were in with a real chance of survival, but have now been relegated.

Otley’s revised total of 62.79 means they have officially finished less than two points behind fourth-bottom, and safe, Luctonians (64.71).

Keighley have finished second-bottom on 45.74. They ended up five points behind third-bottom, and safe, Pontefract (50.82).

Ilkley were comfortably bottom of North Premier and have been relegated in last place with a measly points total of 12.28.

In better news, Baildon (100.68) have just pipped Knottingley (100.10) to the second and final promotion spot in Yorkshire Three.