Fri 20 Apr 2018 12:36

Blackheath battering to commence Caldy survival


Last week’s 42-18 triumph against the mighty Blackheath left a jubilant Paton Field feeling proud of
their team.

Six tries were scored on the day, all from the very top draw.

Nick Royle, who took full advantage of arguably the best backs performance of the season, bagged a
hat-trick taking his season tally to a remarkable 19.

JJ Dickinson once again slalomed through for his 11 th try of the season, with Delwyn Jones and Jack
Collister scoring the remaining two.

Tom Concu’s recent return to first team action after a lengthy spell on the side line has bolstered an
already well-oiled forward unit motor. The unit have worked tirelessly this season, keeping Caldy
moving at a steady pace towards the sanctuary that is survival.

With two games remaining however, the task is not yet complete.

Caldy’s league position of 9 th is deceiving as the race for National One status reaches an astonishing
climax with 4 out of the 6 other teams fighting for survival winning last weekend.

Old Albanians, who lie second from bottom, beat Old Elthamians to move onto 53 points.
Loughborough Students, who lie third from bottom in the final relegation spot, beat Bishop’s
Stortford to move onto 56 points with a game in hand.

13 th place Hull Ionians sit just above the relegation zone on 59 points after beating 12 th place Rosslyn
Park who remain on 61 points.

11 th place Cambridge lost to 10 th place Esher leaving them on 62 and 64 points respectively.
Then of course, there’s Caldy on 67 points. They travel to 10 th place Esher this weekend with a
possibility of securing safety with a win.

Last time out, Caldy narrowly beat Esher 15-7 and with both sides still fighting for their lives, it looks
to be one almighty, physical clash which Caldy will thrive in.

The side for this weekend is as follows, kick off 3pm:
WHITTAKER, STAGG, PARKER, COLLISTER, SANDERS, CROWE, DAVIDSON, DICKINSON, JONES, HAYES,
HIBBERD, JONES D, DOYLE, ROYLE, DIXON SUBS: CONCU, CROSS, WEIR, GRAY, TISDALE

The 2 nd XV complete their league campaign this weekend at home as they face Preston Grasshoppers
who they have battled hard with three times already this season. Last time at home the game
finished 29-19 and I expect a similar game this weekend (kick off 3pm)
The Senior Colts finished their season last weekend as they were defeated by Sale FC in the semi
final of the Cheshire Plate. The Junior Colts were also ousted from the cup competitions as they
drew 17 all with Sandbach but missed out on a place in the final on the away team rule.

The Under 13s A won 6-3 in the Shield semi final against Sandbach and the Under 13s B won 8-1 in
their semi final

The Under 14s progress to the Bowl final with a 29-10 against Sale where they will play Macclesfield.

The Under 15s won 41-20 against Douglas last Saturday and will play Wilmslow in the final on May
Bank Holiday weekend.

The Under 16s were knocked out of the Cheshire Bowl semi final last weekend at Ellesmere Port who
won 26-7. This weekend, the Under 16s are at home to Widnes

The Under 13s and Under 15s are away at Anselmians and the Under 14s are at home to the same
opposition.

The Minis are all at Cheshire Festivals this Sunday, good luck I hope you all have a great time.

Wherever you are this weekend, please enjoy your rugby!!!

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