A vociferous and partisan crowd of 1.875 watched one of the best games of rugby…
The first 2nd xv game this season between long-time rivals Caldy and Fylde was played last weekend at a very blustery Paton Field
Fylde kicked off deep into the Caldy 22 with a strong wind blowing across the pitch, which Caldy immediately cleared to their 10m line. Caldy won the subsequent lineout which led to the first of a series of line breaks in the first half but the final pass was adjudged forward. Caldy kept the pressure on and capitalised on a Fylde mistake to score the first try through Alex White.
The second Caldy try came from a clever move at the front of the line out to put Joe Sanders in for the try, converted by Liam Issacs. Fylde then got back into the game after a series of line outs on the Caldy 5m line to leave the score 12-5. The rest of the first half was a series of Caldy attacks, often from line breaks which led to 2 further tries by Liam Issacs and Dave Jones both converted by Issacs, leaving the half time score 26-5.
The pattern in the second half was very different to the first with Fylde kicking deep into Caldy territory on several occasions leading to 2 tries out wide for Fylde to leave the score 26-15. As the game entered the last few minutes Fylde scored from a 5m scrum driving Caldy back to leave the score 26-22, which was the final score.
The game was played in a great spirit with a huge 2nd half effort by Fylde.
Caldy maintained their 100% record for the season with 14 wins and 14 four try bonus points.