CALDY were put to the sword as they were heavily beaten 40 points to five at National 1 side Birmingham Moseley, scene of the club's relegation back in April.

The game was played over three periods allowing both sides to make a number of changes during the game.

It was tight in the opening minutes, with both sides battling to get any early season rhythm going and the poor conditions.

It was 12 minutes before the home side made the breakthrough when Pete Austin forced the ball over from the scrum.

It was from another scrum that Moseley were able to double their lead this time driven over by La Roux who has been a thorn in the Caldy's side scoring the condemning try back in April.

There was another try from Buster Lawrence finishing off a fantastic team move before the first break after 30 minutes.

Moseley didn't take their foot off the pedal and a fourth try was scored not long after the restart and Caldy were unable to get into any kind of game play until the final part of the game by which time Birmingham had taken the score past 30 points with further tries.

Caldy's humiliation was complete when Jamal Gask-Clarke ran in for the 9th and final try of the afternoon for the home side.

On the positive side Caldy were able to bring through a number of youngsters who are looking to break into the first team in the coming season.

Caldy have two further pre season matches this week, the first being against local rivals Birkenhead Park on Thursday evening at Upper Park. Kickoff 7.45 pm.

Then the final warm up game against RGC 1404 (playing at Ruthin) on Friday evening before the Cheshire Cup Quarter Final v Wirral on August 24 at Memorial Ground.