Sat 10 Feb 2018, 14:00
A bonus point victory over Rosslyn Park continued a fabulous run of form as Caldy persist to catch
the eye of national rugby.
There was a sense of excitement right from the whistle within the Paton Field support; the spirit and
togetherness of the players spreading like wildfire to every corner of the club it seems. The weather
did little in dousing this.
On the pitch Caldy revelled in the slippery conditions while Park showed little interest in the battle.
An early penalty kick, converted by Harry Leonard, were the only points they managed as Caldy took
charge of the match.
The visitors struggled for the remainder with the Caldy pack grafting for every inch of gain and the
backline moving the ball remarkably well in the circumstances.
Ben Jones was the creator of the first, hitting Nick Royle on a perfectly timed line who then strolled
past two defenders to score his 13 th try of the season. Jones’ influence becoming pivotal to Caldy’s
recent form having been excellent since taking over scrum half and kicking duties.
Another outstanding performance came from number 8 JJ Dickinson, who catalysed Caldy’s
momentum with two tries either side of halftime.
The first came after he picked up from the base ten metres out with two men in support. The aid
was unnecessary and the attempts from the Park defence did little in halting his defiant charge to
the try line.
Dickinson’s second was the product of another well-executed lineout move. Hooker Ollie Hearn had
the ball returned to him on the touch line, he ran down the wing in Nick Royle fashion setting up
Dickinson to put Caldy well clear of Park.
A confidence in Caldy’s last quarter performance embodied the strides the team has made in recent
Stu Cross finished a 10 man driving maul and Tommy Banks anticipated a Park mistake securing a
memorable bonus point win.
Next week Caldy travel to high-flyers Ampthill. There will be no fear in the minds of the players as
they look to write the next chapter in their debut season in national rugby.
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