CALDY produced an excellent five-try performance to defeat a strong Hull side with clinical attacking matched by a dogged defensive display.
Caldy’s pack were destructive in both the tight and the loose and set a good platform for the exciting back line.
The game could not have started any worse when on four minutes Rich Vasey’s pass was intercepted by winger Dan Smith, who ran from within his own 22 to score under the posts, allowing Martinson to get the conversion.
Caldy hit back five minutes later when a precise kick by Ben MacPherson into the try area was touched down by wing Neil Kerfoot.
Gavin Roberts was next on the scoresheet on 33 minutes when he weaved his way past three defenders from outside the 22 metre line to score under the posts.
Vasey nailed the touchline conversion and Caldy were back on the scoresheet minutes later when Craig Smithson benefited from a pushover try.
Vasey converted to leave the half-time score 21-7 to Caldy.
As with the first half, Hull were first to score in the second half when winger Piercy found space out wide to touch down in the corner. Martinson was unable to get the conversion.
Paul Arnold equalled Caldy’s club record for most tries by a forward in a season with 18 when he forced his way over the line on 61 minutes, Vasey missing the conversion.
The game’s final try came on 78 minutes when a cheeky show and go by stand-in scrum-half Ben MacPherson made room for him to run under the posts and Vasey duly converted.
WIRRAL maintained their advantage at the head of South Lancashire/Cheshire One with a hard earned 18-6 success over Sale.
Alistair Baker, Dave Doneo and Chris Hughes scored tries and Sam Broadbent a penalty.
Anselmians kept in touch with a 29-3 win over Warrington.
Ormskirk were happy with a 34-17 result against Glossop.
Wallasey finished 13-10 to the good against Crewe and Nantwich in Division Two.
Neighbouring Oldershaw fell 29-15 at Trentham, Orrell Anvils accounted for Moore 23-7 and Collegiate edged out Ruskin Park 10-9.
Prenton came away 38-18 to the good from Ellesmere Port in Division Three.
A Tom Sutton try was not quite enough for Parkonians, who went under 8-5 at home to Holmes Chapel. Capenhurst were 54-13 winners at Port Sunlight.
St Edwards crushed Colne and Nelson 44-0 in North Lancs One.
St Mary’s saw off Chorley 32-17 but West Park Warriors were on the wrong side of a 26-13 score against North Manchester. Matt Cozens gained a try and Jerry Dowling three kicks.
Leigh, in North One West, shut out Tyldesley in a 24-0 outcome.
BIRKENHEAD PARK completed a double Chester winning 24-17 in a ding-dong National Three North clash at Hare Lane.
The sides were locked together at the halfway mark and again at the three-quarter stage.
Birkenhead took the lead for the third time in the final quarter with Matt Ibbotson touching down and Dave Hall converting.
Hall kicked an early penalty for Park and added the extras from a Mike Chapman try which stemmed from good approach work by Freeman Payne and Tony Handley.
Chester hit back with a Simon Verbickas penalty and then Rhys Hayes, who replaced injured skipper Sean Green, converted his own try after Park gave away possession.
Visiting pressure after the break was rewarded when Stephen Dodd crossed wide out with Hall adding an excellent goal. It was level again on 58 minutes thanks to a Gareth Sanger try converted by Hayes.
But Park refused to be outdone and their third try proved decisive.