CALDY gained a losing bonus point in the final play of the game against Bedford Blues on Saturday to climb further away from the bottom of the Championship table.

Caldy were the dominant side right from the kick off and took the lead after seven minutes through a try from Rekeiti Ma'asi-White after a pass to the left confused the Bedford backline and great play from Matt Gallagher.

Bedford tightened their backline and Caldy were only able to extend their lead by three in the opening quarter of the game.

Nathan Rushden was sent to the sin bin on the 26th minute and with the extra man Bedford took control of the game scoring first a try after half an hour with a well worked lineout landing to Heffernan who took advantage of the extra space. A penalty by Will Maisey levelled things up at the break.

Bedford came out with more purpose in the second half and were much the more dominant side and from a well-worked scrum they were able to take advantage of another successful lineout to take the lead for the first time in the afternoon.

Caldy bounced back with their second try of the afternoon from Matt Gallagher after he finished off a number of well worked phases. Bedford hit back almost immediately through a try from Jac Arthur and it looked like Caldy's race was run after two penalties took the game beyond the seven point lead.

But from a penalty in the final play of the game the ball got to captain JJ Dickinson who went over to the delight of those on his bank.

Lewis Barker managed to withstand the pressure to slot home the conversion to gain Caldy a well deserved point.

The Championship takes a break next weekend with Caldy's next match being away against bottom side London Scottish. Although there is no relegation this season Caldy will still be looking for victory to do the double over a Championship side for the first time.