CALDY edged a gritty affair at Paton Field with only one try scored in a close game against Sheffield Tigers.
Richard Vasey proved again to be the difference between the two sides as his immaculate kicking display saw him accumulate 14 points. Derek Salisbury and Craig Smithson were both immense for the home side in atrocious conditions as they emerged victorious 19-9.
Tigers started well and were rewarded for good possession with a penalty kick from the boot of Outram on four minutes. Vasey cancelled that out on 13 minutes with a penalty of his own after Tigers full-back Swatkins knocked the ball down intentionally.
Swatkins was sent to the bin and on 35 minutes, Christian Jones touched down from close range after an excellent driving maul took him over the line. Vasey converted from the touchline.
Just before half-time Outram reduced the deficit with a penalty to leave the score at 10-6.
After the break, Caldy had most of the possession as they probed the Tigers defence but with little joy. On a rare foray into the Caldy half, Tigers kicked a penalty goal to leave the lead at one point and test Caldys’ nerves. Caldy’s superior possession and territory eventually told as three successive penalty kicks from the boot of Vasey sealed the game at 19-9.
CALDY: Dickinson, Roberts, Kohler, Eaves, Vasey, Broxson, Doolan, C Jones, Salisbury, Sewell, D Jones, Broadbent, Aigbokhae, Smithson Subs: Mitchelmore, Van Sertima, Sanders, Rylance, Parker.
Caldy are at home to Otley on National Two North this Saturday, 2.15pm.