CALDY won on the road for the first time this season after a pulsating game against Ampthill ended 21-26 in favour of the visitors. 

It was the home side who made the initial running and they took the lead after three minutes when Izzy Moore-Aiono went through the defence evading a number of tackles to score.

Caldy were level just moments later after a lineout on the five metre line was expertly turned into a score by Adam Aigbokhe after 10 minutes.

Despite Ampthill pressure, it was Caldy who scored, taking the lead at the midway point of the first half when Ollie Hearn pounced on a rolling maul to give the visitors a lead they wouldn’t relinquish all afternoon.

Ampthill were reduced to 14 men after Luke Green saw red after a flare up in the midfield that saw Kaden Pearce-Paul also sent to the sin bin and Caldy were able to capitalise with the extra men, with Aigbokhe scoring his second of the afternoon with a virtual carbon copy of his first.

With moments on the clock before the half time break Tobias Elliot dotted down after a sublime cross field pass from Gwyn Parks.

Ten minutes into the second half and after some great play from the scrum Sam Rogers was able to apply the finishing touch that secured the bonus point.

The game then became very tight as Ampthill pressured but were knocked back by a tight Caldy back line.

The resilience was broken with just four minutes left when Kaden Pearce-Paul scored from a lineout to give the visitors a nervous final few minutes.

Caldy are now ninth in the Championship, seven points clear of the bottom side Cambridge with two games in hand over the teams around them.

The match between Caldy and Bedford Blues has been rearranged for February 10 after the match was postponed earlier this month. Any supporters who have not applied for a refund or match voucher must do so through the club.

Caldy's final match of 2023 is at home to Doncaster Knights. The Yorkshire side are currently second in the league and are aiming for promotion this season as they are the only tier two side who meet the RFU's Premiership ground criteria to play at the top level.