CALDY ended their home season with a 7-38 defeat against mid-table Doncaster Knights.

It was the visitors who made the best of the opening exchanges scoring within the opening two minutes thanks to a try from Joe Magetts who found a gap through the Caldy defence to score under the posts.

Caldy kept holding back the Yorkshire visitors for the majority of the opening half hour despite the full time side having a number of chances repelled by the host's backline.

Caldy were rewarded for their quality play with a try in the 33rd minute from captain Tom Sanders after they were able to recycle the ball on the try line allowing the forward to crash over with the departing Elliott Gourlay adding the extras.

Both sides continued to press but it was Doncaster who were able to take advantage of the better possession and were awarded a penalty in front of the posts giving them a 10-7 lead at the break.

Despite a confident home crowd it was the visitors who made the best of the second half, scoring within four minutes of the restart through a try from Maliq Holden after he barged his way through a tiny gap in the Caldy defence following a fantastic pass from Connor Edwards.

Caldy were in the game up until the hour mark when Doncaster took full control as the ball was mauled over the line with George Roberts getting the final touch.

Doncaster’s strength stopped Caldy powering through on a number of occasions and the Yorkshire side were rewarded with another try from Edwards.

As Caldy began to tire, Doncaster showed their superior fitness to score two further tries in the final ten minutes of the game, the first coming from Edwards after a fabulous pass from Billy McBryde which saw the Welshman score under the posts.

Doncaster completed the scoring for the afternoon with a try in the final play of the game after a chip and run from McBryde opened the space for Robbie Smith to crash over, to the delight of the visiting supporters.