CALDY were put to the sword by Doncaster Knights 29-7 in their latest RFU Championship fixture with the promotion chasers scoring a bonus point and the Wirral side only getting a last minute try from Joe Sproston.

The first half belonged to the home side who took the lead after four minutes through a try from Jack Metcalfe and after a great flowing move, the conversion was slotted home by Russell Bennett.

Caldy had a number of chances but the professional side used their expertise to repel anything that the Ravers threw at them.

After a quick penalty, a second try came through, when George Simpson stormed through the centre to score under the posts. The successful conversion saw the Yorkshire side take a 17-0 lead after the midway point of the half.

The second quarter was a little more even although Caldy couldn’t trouble the scoreboard, they had some good opportunities and the home side had a try disallowed for a knock on.

The second half started a lot more evenly and Caldy felt that the opportunity would come but injuries within the camp saw Doncaster come into the game and a third try was scored by Connor Edwards. The conversion stretched the lead to 24.

The home side continued to control the game and didn’t allow Caldy any space to get a scoring opportunity.

The bonus point came in the final five minutes of play when Archie Smeaton went over in the corner.

A try for Sproston was a consolation for Caldy as their difficult end of season run continues.

Caldy's next match is against league leaders Ealing Trailfinders. Caldy will be looking to repeat January 2023’s result of the season when they beat the Londoners thanks to a Louis Beer hatrick in the result of the season.