CALDY secured Championship survival with a bonus point victory against bottom side London Scottish on Saturday.

Scottish, with a number of Premiership-based players in their matchday squad, made the most of the early exchanges and took the lead after Mehson scored after some great play on the 22 metre line.

Caldy hit back within minutes. After a number of penalties were awarded the team were able to maul the ball over the line with Ollie Hearn getting the final touch.

When Nathan Rushden was sent to the sin bin, Scottish took advantage of the extra man by scoring a second try after a great off-load from Lennox Anyanwu saw the ball returned to the inside centre who was able to skip over the line.

Caldy bounced back again within minutes of the restart after a Scottish mistake and great interplay from the forwards saw the move finished off expertly by Tom Saunders.

There was still time for Scottish to go over again through Matas Jurevicuis before the break as the visitors took a 14-19 lead in at half time.

The second half became a battle with Scottish thinking they had scored a bonus point try minutes after the restart only for the officials to have noticed a forward pass in the build up.

The disallowed try inspired Caldy and as the pace of the game quickened and with the visitors down to 14 men, Dan Bibby finished off a brilliant move to set up an exciting final quarter.

As the clock ticked down Scottish became nervous with the win more crucial to them for their Championship survival chances.

As the game headed into the final 10 minutes Caldy continued pressurising, winning penalties at regular intervals in the Scottish half looking for the fourth try bonus point.

The try came with just five minutes left after a great pass across the try line got to veteran Nick Royle who was left unmarked to score in the corner and seal the victory.

Speaking after the game, Caldy's Number 8 Reuben Birch talked about Caldy's survival in the Championship.

He said: "It is an amazing achievement from the club's perspective to be playing in a professional league beating Ealing and Cornish Pirates.

"It is a credit to everyone who works at Caldy Rugby Club especially the coaches, Matt Cairns and Rich Vasey."

Caldy now have four games remaining starting with an away game at Cornish Pirates on Sunday. It will give the coaches a chance to look at a few players from the unbeaten 2nd XV who secured the Halibro Premiership title at the beginning of the month.