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Caldy 31 Chester 12

Caldy kicked off with the very strong wind which blowing diagonally across the pitch in their favour. Chester were unable to get out of their own half and eventually gave away a penalty. Caldy kicked to the corner, won the line out and after a number of phases, veteran prop Rob Harman went over for the opening score wide out. The conversion by Liam Issacs shaved the wrong side of the post, leaving Caldy 5-0 up.

After a fairly even period of play, Caldy started to use the wind well, with some good positional kicks by Alex White that eventually led to a 2nd try for Caldy. Ty Adams made a break from the Chester 22 and beat the fullback to score which with the conversion by Liam Issacs gave Caldy a 12-0 lead.

After further use of the wind, Ben Eaves scored out wide on the right, which was excellently converted by Issacs to put Caldy 19-0 up. Shortly after Caldy failed to exit from their 22 which led to a score for Chester from a driving line out for 19-5. However, almost straight away, Matt Hooks intercepted a pass deep in Chester’s 22 to score near the posts, a try which was converted by Issacs leaving the halftime score 26-5 to Caldy.

The second half kicked off with Chester now having the advantage of the very strong wind. Caldy had early possession and territory against the wind but then some mishandling by Caldy led to Chester kicking deep into the Caldy 22 and a penalty try being awarded for a tackle on a Chester player without the ball by fullback Jorges Lewatas, which also saw him get a yellow card.

This left the score at 26-12. Chester were unable to capitalise on their numerical advantage and the introduction of coach Andrew Soutar contributed to Caldy’s final score as he gave a quick pass to Eaves to go over in the corner to leave the score 31-12.

This breathing space allowed Caldy to make a couple of late changes with the introduction of two senior colts; Matty Mounty and Harry White to make their senior debuts.

Final score Caldy 31 Chester 12.

Taking into consideration the strength of the Chester team, the very difficult weather conditions and five regular 2’s players in the first team against Scunthorpe, this was another pleasing performance from the 2nd team, who were able to maintain their record this season of winning every game with a try bonus point.

Special mention also to Danny Salisbury on completing 80 mins in his first game of the season and to Tom Grieves on his late call up.

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