A LEWIS Barker penalty with the last kick of the game secured a 31-28 victory for Caldy against bottom side Cambridge in the final game at Paton Field this season.

It was the visitors who started the brighter taking advantage of a mix-up in the Caldy defence to score in the corner after ten minutes.

On the quarter hour mark, Nick Royle made amends for the error for the first try by scoring a try of his own after great play down the wing and the 40-year-old added another to a growing collection of great tries.

A fantastic four phase move ended with Martin Gerrard getting the final touch to give Caldy the lead for the first time in the afternoon at the midway point of the first half.

Cambridge had a lot of possession but were unable to do anything with the ball and Caldy caught them on the counter attack as Royle used his speed and agility to score in the corner.

Cambridge picked up their game and Caldy were powerless as they scored their second try of the afternoon through Sam Hanks with five minutes to go before the break.

With the air temperature at its peak there was very little movement in the third quarter of the game and it wasn’t until replacement Matty Weatherby saw yellow for Caldy that Cambridge took advantage of ten minutes with the extra man, levelling the game on 62 minutes through a try from Nahum Merigan which made for an exciting final quarter hour.

The game remained tight until the final five minutes when Caldy went through their phases and Lewis Barker went over to claim the vital bonus point try.

With a minute left on the watch Cambridge managed to drive the ball over the line and it looked as though the win had been snatched away from Caldy's grasp.

However the Ravers were not done and with the clock in the red a penalty was awarded and Barker showed nerves of steel to send the Caldy faithful home happy as he slipped the ball over the bar chipping the paint as it went.

Caldy's final Championship fixture takes place on Friday, May 24 away at Nottingham. Victory could see the Ravers finish in ninth place which would equal last season's achievement.