CALDY came from behind to win their first game in the Premiership Cup 26-22 against a well-drilled Ampthill side.

It was the visitors who started the better, pressuring Caldy from the opening play of the game. They made that pressure pay after Morgan Strong avoided three tackles down the wing to score in the eighth minute.

Despite the visitors continued pressure Caldy got back into the game after a collapsed maul allowed Adam Aigbokhe to scramble the ball over.

This only went on to inspire the away side who scored a second try after a well worked move from the maul, the ball went wide to the wing which allowed Ollie Dawkins to dot the ball down in the corner.

Caldy had no answer to Ampthill for the majority of the first half and the visitors were rewarded again after Tom Bacon shifted the ball wide for Dawkins to slide in again for his second try of the afternoon.

The turning point of the match came on the stroke of half time when former Ampthill player Matt Gallagher took advantage from the maul to score his first try for Caldy to make the half time team talk easier.

Caldy came out better in the second half and Gallagher was very unlucky not to score his second try after three minutes of the restart after the ball was knocked out of his hands in the final phase.

Gallagher wasn’t to be denied a second time two minutes later when the ball was taken from the base of the scrum and he went under the posts to bring the game level.

The game then became a bit of a cat and mouse affair with both sides unable to find any flow to the play with a number of mistakes in the midfield.

A penalty with just ten minutes left from Gwyn Parks saw the visitors regain the lead and it looked as though Caldy’s race was run.

That was until the final play of the game with the clock in overtime, the ball was spun off the back of the scrum allowing Ollie Hearn to score the winning try and also the bonus point to the delight of those watching on the bank.

Next up for Caldy is a game against Bedford Blues next Saturday at Goldington Road. The two teams are a win each from two meetings last season.