CALDY opened their National 2 (North) campaign with an impressive 29-13 victory away at Hinckley as they look to bounce straight back to level three after last season’s relegation.

Caldy showed their quality taking the lead early on with a try after just two minutes with the conversion expertly slotted away.

The home side got into the game on 10 minutes with a penalty from Joe Wilson.

The game then became tight before Caldy extended their lead on 19 minutes with another try, however the conversion wasn't successful.

A third try came thanks to an interception eight minutes from the break followed by a penalty on the stroke of half time giving Caldy a healthy 16-point lead at the half-time break.

The second half was much more of a tight affair with neither side able to make a breakthrough, although the home side were reduced to 14 men after Dave Peck was sent to the sin bin 10 minutes after the restart.

It wasn’t until the final few minutes when Caldy secured what could be a vital bonus point with a try in the corner that was converted to the delight of those who had made the journey from the Wirral to Leicestershire.

However the scoring wasn’t finished there and the home side scored a consolation try through Alex Tansley with the conversion coming as the referee blew for full time.

Although it is very early, Caldy sit second in the league on points difference behind Fylde.

This week sees Caldy entertain Chester on Sunday with a 3pm kick off moved from Saturday due to a clash with Caldy Cricket Club's final match of the season.

Chester finished second in the league last season losing out on promotion in the north/south playoff. Last week they lost 25-17 away at Sheffield Tigers.