CALDY lost out 10-19 in a bottom-of-the-table clash away at London Scottish on Saturday in freezing conditions at the Richmond Athletic Ground.

There was nothing between the two sides in the opening 10 minutes with both sides cancelling each other out.

The home side got on the score sheet after 12 minutes when Cassius Cleaves found space down the left-hand side, with good interchange in the midfield allowing Sam Riley to take on a number of Caldy players to score before Scottish captain Harry Sheppard slotted away the conversion.

Caldy were rocked by the try and found it difficult to get back into their stride. They were caught off guard again after 25 minutes when a kick from midfield was sent wide on the 22-metre line and Cameron Scott got the ball to Luke Mehson who was able to drive over.

Scottish limited Caldy to only a few chances and the Ravers were reduced to a long kicking game, however the defence was strong, not allowing the home side to extend their lead before half-time.

The second half started with the home side’s tails up and Caldy were able to silence the home supporters with a penalty from Elliott Gourlay and a comeback looked like it could be on the cards as the Scottish had to repel a number of good Caldy chances.

A third Scottish try came through Sam Riley in the final quarter of the game. A final-minute try was deserved for Caldy through Ben Jones but it was only consolation.