CALDY bounced back from last week’s defeat with a hard earned 12-10 win at home against a strong Leicester Lions side who came into the match on the back of six successive victories. In a tight affair, Rich Vasey proved to be the difference with an immaculate display of place kicking.
The first half saw both sides miss out on scoring chances with Caldy in particular having good periods of possession but lacked the finishing touch to get over the whitewash. Good runs by Ben Eaves and Jack Parker nearly brought tries but excellent Leicester defence kept them at bay.
The Lions were first on the scoreboard when Boden kicked a penalty on 30 minutes only to be cancelled out three minutes later. Caldy went in at half-time with a three point lead after Vasey found space to kick a drop goal on 36 minutes.
The second half saw Leicester with more possession but a number of handling errors meant that they failed to turn it into points.
Vasey kicked a further penalty on 42 minutes to stretch the home side’s lead and although the Lions were awarded a penalty try on 48 minutes which Boden converted, Vasey had the last laugh with his fourth successive kick of the day. Caldy defended well in the last twenty minutes to repel the Lions attacks and take the spoils.