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MATCH REPORT – Taunton 31 – Caldy 36

A VIEW FROM AFAR

Taunton 31 Caldy 36

To say a game is of two halves is a cliché but it does sum up how the game was played. In the first half Taunton dominated the play and were awarded several penalties against a determined Caldy Defence. They went into the lead and increased it with a penalty. However, as in previous matches, Caldy were never out of it. Two Tries by Adam Aigbokhae from rolling Mauls brought them back into the game leaving the score at half time Taunton 24 – Caldy 12. 

In the second half, Caldy came out and immediately went onto the front foot which resulted in Taunton giving away penalties. From another line out in the Taunton 22, Olly Hearn went over for a try. A further penalty resulting in a line out on the Taunton line resulted in J.J.Dickinson going in off another rolling maul.

Caldy were dominating the game aided by the number of penalties awarded against the defending side and from another line out the ball was moved to Ezra Hinchcliffe, who gave a reverse Pass to Joe Murray to score under the posts. A penalty by Ben Jones finished off the scoring for Caldy who were now leading 36-24.

Unfortunately, Taunton scored with the last play of the game which gave them 2 bonus points. With the league so tight these points could prove decisive in the long run. Caldy do need to deny teams losing bonus points. 

Next week 27th November, Rosslyn Park are at Caldy, they are the form team in the league and probably the favourites for promotion, but Caldy have only lost 2 games. Hopefully, the crowd will get behind the Home team for another famous win

Regards Roger

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