Wharfedale 19 Caldy 20

THE final whistle was a relief to National Two North champions Caldy who clung on to win an entertaining game of rugby.

With the clock running down they went through 16 phases of pick and go on the same patch of turf. Dale outscored the league leaders by three tries to two and could have gone on to win.

Caldy led at half-time 17-7, but it was Dale who had the best of the second half to nearly upset the form book.

Caldy struck first with a long-range try from winger Jack Beevers who ran from his own 22 after Caldy took a quick penalty and caught Dale out. Gavin Roberts added the conversion and added a penalty minutes later.

Dale fought their way back into the game and a line-out in Caldy's 22 went through eight phases before creating space for James Tincknell to squeeze through for a try. Jamie Guy slotted the extras.

Caldy's second try was also from long-range when winger Nicholas Royce broke free and touched down under the posts. Roberts was again accurate from the tee.

Dale opened up in the second half with good pressure from the pack after another good line-out and Joe Altham crashed over for an unconverted try.

Five minutes later, good Dale pressure led to Phil Woodhead stealing the ball and somehow getting to Guy who scored under the posts. Guy's conversion took Dale into the lead.

A Roberts penalty from 44 metres won the game for the visitors