Hol­land cleans up for bat­tling Chin­nor

Caldy ................ 17 Chin­nor ............ 20

The Rugby Paper - - National League 1 - By JOHN MALLON

CALDY took the lead in the open­ing minute af­ter a penalty, which was quickly can­celled out as Chin­nor made an im­pres­sive move down the wing with the fi­nal in-field pass al­low­ing Craig Hol­land to score un­der the posts.

The first half then be­came scrappy, with Caldy be­ing out­fought in all ar­eas of the field.

Chin­nor had more strength in the scrum and frus­trated Caldy.

An in­creased num­ber of er­rors al­lowed the vis­i­tors to ex­tend the lead through two Hol­land penal­ties to take a ten-point lead at half­time.

Chin­nor's Jack Gild­ing was sin binned af­ter a col­lapsed scrum on the hour mark, which prompted a change of for­tunes for the home side.

Caldy were look­ing for in­spi­ra­tion and it came at the mid­way point of the se­cond half when Rhys Hayes broke from the scrum and, with some fan­tas­tic foot­work, broke through the Chin­nor de­fence to score the home side's first try of the af­ter­noon.

With Caldy’s tails up they took the lead through a JJ Dick­in­son try with 15 min­utes to go to get their nosesc in front.

With the crowd be­hind them, it looked like the home side were on course for the win.

But just four min­utes later, Hol­land fin­ished off a great Chin­nor move to seal a hard-fought vic­tory and de­flate the home sup­port.

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