CALDY extended their run of wins to 15 with a five-try victory over a very capable Bishops Stortford in a competitive match at Paton Field on Saturday.

The visitors started brightly and took a deserved lead after five minutes through a penalty.

This brought Caldy to life after being awarded a penalty in the ninth minute after a maul that saw Stortford's Thacker sent to the sin bin.

The returning Ben Jones took the penalty quickly and the ball found its way to Royle who added another try to his career tally.

Caldy kept the pressure up and it paid off just three minutes later. A great passage of play saw a misplaced pass from Titherington knocked over the defence by Jones to allow Gourlay in for the first of his two tries of the afternoon.

Stortford hit back almost immediately with a number of key moves allowing Stannard to glide through a gaping hole in the Caldy defence to touchdown for his first try of the afternoon.

Caldy returned the compliment scoring almost immediately from a lineout on halfway, with a line break from Ridgeway the ball was shifted wide and with some great offloads from Royle and Titherington, Barlow slid in to score.

Almost immediately Stortford hit back again straight from the restart the ball went across the field to Stannard who glided in.

Caldy came out in the second-half looking for the bonus point try but the Stortford defence repelled each attack with great merit and were unlucky not to take the lead themselves on a number of occasions.

Nerves of the players and the crowd were settled 11 minutes from time, with the advantage of a penalty Royle sidestepped two Stortford players to feed Gourlay who scored to the delight of those on the bank.

There was still time for Aigbokhe to add a fifth for Caldy in the final minutes, which gave the coaches the opportunity to give a debut to 18-year-old Will Robinson, who head coach Matt Cairns said looked like a good prospect for the future.