CALDY lost their latest Championship match against Ampthill 20-29 in a game of two halves as Storm Kathleen made it difficult for both sides.

It was the visitors who took the lead, despite being against the wind, through a try from Tobias Elliot after three minutes which saw the team battling the Caldy back line and the wind to score a try.

Caldy hit back almost immediately and scored a penalty against the wind through Lewis Barker who did well despite the conditions.

The first Caldy try was scored after a successful line out on 17 minutes and saw Ollie Hearn go over in the corner.

The second try came when the maul went over the line with Brandon Jackson taking the glory.

A third try came through Hearn after another successful lineout and the points gap was 15 before the half hour mark and those on the bank were hoping for the bonus point try before the break.  It didn’t come however, and the home crowd were positive going into the second half.

Even with the advantage of the wind, Ampthill struggled to make big inroads into the Caldy backline, but after five minutes of the second half catching the home side on the break Jackson scored his second try and with the conversion bringing the visitors within eight points.

Caldy did well from this point to keep Ampthill at bay for 10 minutes until they were in again to come within a point after they took a quick penalty and after a couple of phases Josh Barton went over.

With the wind at their backs, Ampthill pushed for another try that would give them victory and Caldy were able to hold them expertly until the final two minutes when Ampthill knocked over a penalty to take the lead for the first time In the afternoon.

Ampthill denied Caldy the losing bonus point when Jackson went over in the corner in the final minute to the despair of the home fans.

Caldy's next match is against Hartpury College and their next home game is against league leaders Ealing Trailfinders on April 20.