ANOTHER demanding away challenge is in store for Caldy this weekend.

They travel down to Cambridge on Saturday looking for another mid-table scalp to further establish themselves in national league division one, creating a gap between themselves and their opponents who lie just two points behind.

The gap could have been more.

Yet a 30-14 defeat away to Ampthill last week left Caldy taking no points home with them; a respectful and by no means shameful result away to third-place Ampthill.

However the expectation from the players is now of a high standard and backrow Harrison Crowe admits there was an element of frustration.

He said: "Ampthill were lacking their Tongan players in the pack and we felt we could capitalise on that.

"But sadly with these top teams, the players they bring in are just as good.

"It was a tough one to swallow, we weren't at the races and we were all disappointed when we left the field.

"Our standard is driven by ourselves, we're a young group of players and we want to make sure we are established within this league."

In order to establish, Caldy know it's the teams around them they must beat.

Cambridge, like Caldy, are in fine form at home and have recently recorded impressive wins against Plymouth and Ampthill.

Assessing tomorrow's opponents, Harrison Crowe explained: "They have a handy pack, a big group of lads.

"Their backline were dangerous last time we played.

"We weren't at our very best when they came here, but we know what can happen when we are."

It was in a frustrating 16-20 defeat at Paton Field with defensive errors rife throughout the game and Cambridge outside centre Albert Portsmouth took full advantage scoring two tries.

Since then the addition of Joe Doyle has tightened up Caldy's backline defensively, as well as adding huge firepower in the centres.

The game did see an outstanding individual performance to remember from Ben Jones whose formidable move to scrum-half continues to reap rewards; especially defensively around the breakdown.

The challenge is welcomed as Caldy look to bounce back from the frustration of Ampthill and bring home the points from Cambridge.