Darlington Mowden Park 14-22 Caldy

CALDY kept themselves in with a chance of National One survival with victory away at Darlington Mowden Park and now sit just two points adrift of fourth bottom Cambridge with two games remaining.

The first half of the match at the Darlington Arena left a lot to be desired with only a Ben Jones penalty separating the sides at the break with the the teams unable to break each other down to the frustration of the players with Darlington’s George Stokes Yellow Card the only other real action in a half where Caldy looked the stronger.

The visitors came out stronger in the second half, also extending their advantage on 43 minutes when captain Tom Sanders crossed to score the first try of the afternoon.

A yellow card for Mike Barlow just after the try brought fresh life into Darlington and they made the most of the period with an extra man with two converted tries from Baron and McCartney.

When Barlow returned Caldy went up another gear and a second try from Rob O'Donnell came with twelve minutes remaining to regain the lead.

Caldy were not finished and they pushed forward to secure the vital victory.

The win was sealed in the last minute when the club's top scorer Nick Royle scored his 19th try of the season to the delight of those who made the journey to the North East.

Caldy play their final home match of the season against third placed Rosslyn Park who beat Cambridge 37-28 on Saturday.

A win for the Ravers could put safety in their own hands going into the final weekend of the season.

Supporters are asked to arrive early as a big crowd is expected. Entry fee is £10.

Kick off is at 3pm at Paton Field.