CALDY got their league campaign off to a perfect start with a bonus point win away at Huddersfield in beautiful sunshine at Lockwood Park.
The performance was certainly not perfect by any means but will give everyone at the club hope of another good season in National Two North.
Huddersfield were first on the score-sheet with a penalty from the boot of Hinchcliffe, the feisty Huddersfield scrum-half, after Caldy had strayed offside.
Richard Vasey hit back three minutes later after a similar offence by the home side. On 21 minutes, Gavin Roberts notched the first try of the new season after excellent play from the Caldy forwards allowed Vasey time and space to loft a kick over the Huddersfield defence and into the hands of Roberts who was lurking on the win.
Vasey then tacked on the conversion.
Huddersfield hit back with 10 unanswered points of their own, to take the lead at 13-10 before Vasey kicked another penalty to leave the scores carefully balanced at 13-13 when the half-time whistle blew.
After the break, Caldy dominated most aspects of the game and James Smith was rewarded for his hard work when a typical bulldozing run saw him cross the whitewash.
Vasey again converted the score.
On 62 minutes, Stuart Cross added to Caldy’s lead with a well-worked try as an inside ball from Broxson found the Caldy back-rower who powered over from close range.
Dom Kohler rounded off proceedings and a good day as he and Ben Eaves broke clear and Kohler dummied the Huddersfield number 8 before touching down for the fourth try in an excellent second half.
THIS weekend, Caldy are at home against Stockport RUFC. The match kicks-off at 3pm.