Chinnor 13 - 23 Caldy

CALDY closed the gap on the National One leaders with a victory over Chinnor in challenging conditions at Kingsley Road on Saturday and are now the inform team in the top three leagues in England.

The opening half was one of the hardest halves of rugby you will ever see with both sides unable to get going with a number of mistakes from the home side. A single Ben Jones Penalty into the wind was the only score for the opening 39 minutes.

Caldy extended there lead after a ruck saw Joseph Murphy break on the blindside to give the visitors a 10-0 advantage at half time.

The home side came out fighting in the second half and scored within two quick tries in the opening 10 minutes of the restart.

The lead lasted less then two minutes as another Jones Penalty restored the advantage.

The game then became tough and errors from both sides went unpunished, a penalty with just nine minutes to go looked to have secured the points until Mike Cartmell crossed under the posts to deny the home side a loosing bonus point.

The win was the Ravers eighth in a row and have only lost once since September.

Next week Caldy welcome fifth place Cambridge to Paton Field in what could be the most vital weekend of the season, with fellow promotion hopefuls Sale FC and Rosslyn Park playing each other victory is vital for the Ravers.

Kick off is at 2pm

Caldy 2nd XV secured another win on the road with a 54-17 win over Lymm 2nd XV on there way to a second consecutive Halbro Premier Division title just a few weeks away

The next 2nd team game is at Paton Field is March 5th v Rossendale