CALDY got back to winning ways with victory against Bishops Stortford in a tight game at Sliver Leys on Saturday.

The day didn't start well with Derek Salisbury having to withdraw from the matchday squad with a back injury that could see one of Caldy's most influential players miss games up to and including the Christmas and New Year period.

Caldy started the game tentatively and Bishops attacked well stopping Caldy's free flowing rugby that has been a mainstay of the team's success this season and penning their visitors into their half of the field crossing the try line on one occasion only for it to be disallowed as the last pass was judged to be forward.

At the midway point of the first half Caldy exploited a mistake in the midfield and a good passing move ended with Luke Hibberd crossing for what turned out to be the only try of the match.

The home side continued to press in the first-half, but it was Caldy who took advantage of two unforced errors to score two penalties through Ben Jones to go in at half time with a 13-0 lead.

Caldy came out in the second half looking to push home the advantage and eradicate the errors that have cost them in the last two matches.

An error in the opening minutes of the second half to reduce the lead looked like history was going to repeat itself.

However both defences remained very tight and that was the last of the scoring of the afternoon.

There were celebrations from everyone involved with Caldy at the final whistle and everyone was pleased that the 500 mile round trip was well worth it.

Caldy will be looking to build on this result when weekend when Rotherham Titans visit Paton Field for the first time next Saturday. Kick off is at 2pm.