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Winning start for Caldy
CALDY made a winning start in National Two North League.
They came away 32-13 to the good from Huddersfield, taking charge in the second period after a 13-13 interval score.
Gavin Roberts, James Smith, Stuart Cross and Dom Kohler crossed for Caldy and Richard Vasey kept the scoreboard ticking with two penalties and three conversions.
Birkenhead Park with key players missing were on the wrong side of a 48-14 scoreline at West Hartlepool in National Three North.
Stu Brown and sub Joe Pollard touched down and Dan Rich converted each time.
Wirral enjoyed a 24-16 success at Kirby Lonsdale in North One West but Anselmians fell 22-54 at Wilmslow after leading 17-13 at the half way stage.
Simon Mason (2) and Nathan McHugh crossed for Anselmians and Mason struck two conversions and a penalty.
Hoylake celebrated the opening of their refurbished clubhouse with a 51-0 demolition of Orrell in South Lancashire/Cheshire One. It was not so good for New Brighton in a 10-24 outcome at Wigan.
Wallasey achieved a 17-17 draw at Marple in Division Two but Oldershaw were edged out 24-28 by Isle of Man visitors Vagabonds.
The three local sides all won in Division Three. Prenton finished 48-17 at Helsby, Port Sunlight 34-15 at Holmes Chapel and Parkonians 20-10 at Knutsford where Andy Smith and Mike Byrne crossed with Terry Williams converting each time and striking a brace of penalties.
Caldy have Stockport as visitors this Saturday and Birkenhead Park entertain Lymm.
Lower down the scale in the various divisions matches include Anselmians v Sale, Wirral v Leigh, New Brighton v Ashton on Mersey, Hoylake at Ruskin Park; Oldershaw at Southport, Wallasey v Collegiate, Oxton Parkonians v Linley, Port Sunlight v Knutsford and Prenton v Holmes Chapel.
Oxton Parkonians ahead of their game will celebrate the opening of their re-furbished facilities at Holm Lane which include improvements to the changing rooms and bar and kitchen areas. Everyone is welcome.