A TRY in the final few minutes from Andrew Hughes saw Sale take the win against Caldy in the Cheshire Derby at Paton Field.

Sale started the stronger of the two sides and were allowed to play the game in their style attacking Caldy with some good moves and were rewarded in the fifth minute when Neil Briggs completed a fine flowing move in the corner which was expertly converted.

Caldy sparked into life and responded with a try of their own through JJ Dickinson to bring the scores level.

The next quarter of the game was tight with neither side being able to get into their stride trading blows and penalties.

It was only a Dave Seymour try after an excellent move that separated the sides at the break.

Caldy came out firing in the second half and playing the rugby that they are used to and were rewarded through Dickinson's second try of the afternoon to bring the home side back into the game, with the Ravers now on the front foot not allowing a frustrated Sale the movement and flowing play they enjoyed in the first half.

Caldy took the lead for the only time in the afternoon through a penalty from Ben Jones which seemed to spark fresh energy in Sale who were on the front foot.

Caldy defended well repelling each attack only for a kick into touch to be intercepted to allow Hughes to score the winning try.

The only time the visitors troubled the scoreboard in the second half.

Caldy remain in seventh place in National 1 and will be back in league action on January 5 when they travel to bottom of the league Loughborough Students.

The University side have only won three times in the league this season and lost heavily 43-19 when they visited the Wirral back in September.