CALDY took the lead in the National 1 title race this weekend with a six-try victory over bottom side Tonbridge Juddians.

The long trip to Kent did not seem to have any impact on the team as they were attacking right from the first whistle.

The Ravers pressure paid off as David Jones, making a rare start at lock took advantage of some great phases of play from the visitors and a defensive mistake from the home side to run 40 metres to score the opening try of the afternoon.

Caldy continued to dominate with the home side doing well to keep the visitors out, but were unable to do anything when Lucas Titherington crossed the try line for the first of two tries after a wonderful phase of play.

A third try came just minutes later from the always reliable Nick Royle and it looked like the afternoon could turn out to be very high scoring.

A try from Hugo Watson brought the home side back into the game after three consecutive lineouts and Harvey Young danced through the Caldy defence.

A slow start to the second half saw the home side close the gap after Tom White and Tom Chapman went through phases allowing Toby Freeman to crash over.

Caldy regained their advantage when the team were able to punch through the home side's defence and Elliott Gourlay took the glory of scoring the bonus point try and it seemed as though Tonbridge heads went down from that point and Caldy were able to take advantage scoring two further tries through Titherington’s second of the afternoon and a rare try from fly half Ben Jones sealed the points to make the long trip home even more enjoyable.

A late try from replacement Mike O'Sullivan was nothing more than a consolation five minutes from time.

In the last quarter of the game Caldy conserved their energy with a number of vital matches to come in the coming weeks.

Caldy welcome struggling Plymouth Albion to Paton Field on Saturday looking to continue their excellent form. Kick off time will be 3pm.

The Devon side have had a tough season with Caldy looking to do the double over the visitors after a win at Brickfields earlier in the season 26-7.

Plymouth have won three out of their last six games including a 24-22 victory over Blackheath on Saturday.

The Caldy second XV continued their impressive form with a 47-26 victory at Chester on Friday night in the cup.

The second team are back in league action on Saturday when they welcome Rossendale to Paton Field.