DESPITE three tries in the second half, Caldy were unable to complete a comeback against Coventry as the Ravers went down 18-27 at Paton Field.

Caldy started the brighter of the two sides and were unlucky to go behind just minutes into the game when Australian Patrick Pelligrini scored a penalty after just two minutes which was quickly cancelled out by a Ben Jones penalty.

For the next quarter of the game, Caldy dominated the visitors and were unlucky not to go over on a number of occasions.

The in-form Suva Ma’asi crashed over for the game’s first try on 20 minutes. Cornish followed that up with two scores in six minutes to put the visitors into a 13-point lead. Will Rigg’s converted try on 46 minutes opened up clear daylight between the sides, but Josiah Dickinson responded five minutes later with Caldy’s first try. Elliot Gourlay crossed twice in the last 10 minutes to cut the deficit to nine points, but it wasn’t enough to secure a bonus point, as the newly promoted Ravers slip to 11th following Richmond’s win against Bedford Blues.

The league takes a break for the month of November and in its place is the Championship Cup with Caldy facing Ampthill in the first of back-to-back home games in Pool C of the competition with the reverse fixtures being in February 2023. The three pool winners and the best-placed runners up will advance to the semi-finals in April next year.