Wed 28 Nov 2018 09:01

This weekend Caldy will be looking for more success on the road after the disappointment of losing their third home game on the bounce against Rotherham Titans last weekend despite having a lead of 10 points going into half time.

Thankfully the Ravers have no fresh injury worries as they make the long trip to Elthamians a club based in Blackheath and who currently sit second in National 1 having won 8 drawn 2 and lost 2 of their 12 matches so far this season, but due to the tightness of the league Caldy only sit five points behind in 7th place.

On the road this year Caldy have picked up impressive wins at Cambridge, and Bishops Stortford last time they travelled down the motorway a fortnight ago.

This will be the second time that Caldy have travelled to Mavels Lane. Last season Caldy came away with a losing bonus point with the home side winning 23-21 and Caldy winning 32-24 when Elthamians visited Paton Field in January.

The Elthamians Rugby Club was founded in 1911 as part of Eltham College and have made their way up the league pyramid in the 21st century winning promotion to National 1 last season finishing a very creditable 8th in their debut season at level 3. One of their notable former players was Andrew Sheridan who went on to play for England in the 2007 World Cup winning Man of the Match in the Quarter Final victory against Australia. After retirement he had a short music career releasing the acoustic rock album ‘Where do we go from here’ in 2010.

Caldy will be hoping to go to Elthamians and play the good solid rugby that has served them well in the early part of the season and bring back another away win on their latest trip to London.

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