CALDY were unlucky not to break their present streak after a thrilling game took place between them and Sheffield Tigers in National Two North.
The final score stood at 25-19 with Sheffield getting 5 points after a try from full back Peter Swatkins in the 73rd minute. Caldy put in a much improved performance from previous weeks and will feel themselves unlucky not to come away with the win.
The Tigers controlled the early stages of the game and were rewarded with a try from centre Jamie Broadley after numerous passages of play left space on the right wing and he touched down out wide.
Fly half Thomas Outram missed the difficult conversion.
Eight minutes later, Outram stretched the Tigers lead with a penalty kick in front of the posts after Caldy were adjudged to be offside. On 15 minutes, Caldy got on the score sheet when Stuart Cross found space on the right wing to power over the line. Vasey kicked the very tough conversion. James Smith put Caldy in the lead after a number of forward drives saw him collect a pass and touch down from close range.
Tigers flanker Ross White scored their second try of the day after he found space close the breakdown. Outram missed the conversion to leave the half time score 13-12 to Sheffield.
On 53 minutes, Jamie Broadley scored his second try of the day after finding space for a clear run to the line but could not get the extras again. Caldy then dominated possession for some time which resulted in a third try for Caldy as Matt Van Sertima stretched over the line after come off his wing.
Richard Vasey kicked the conversion but then missed two attempts for penalty kicks to leave Caldy with a slender 18-19 lead.
Caldy played most of the rugby in the second half but it was Swatkins who dealt the killer blow as he cut a great line to race under the posts. Outram converted to leave the scores 25-19 and Caldy were unable to get over the line in the last seven minutes which they possibly deserved.
Next weekend, Caldy face Hull Ionians at home who have had a brilliant start to the season and sit in second place (kick-off 2.15pm)