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Luctonians crash to play-off hopefuls Caldy in National 2 North clash
1:00pm Wednesday 25th April 2012 in Rugby
Caldy 51 pts Luctonians 23 CALDY snatched the National Two North play-off spot as Luctonians conceded eight tries in a disappointing display.
Ben Eaves gave Caldy the lead with a simple penalty before John Morris, who had missed an earlier kick, responded with three successful efforts which gave the Herefordshire side a 9-3 lead.
But, after 30 minutes, Gavin Roberts sent Andrew Soutar over in the corner for a try which Eaves converted.
And, with Luctonians on the back foot, Eaves scored two more unconverted tries in seven minutes before the interval to give Caldy an interval advantage.
The home side stretched their lead with a try from prop Derrick Salisbury, converted by Roberts.
Luctonians, however, hit back with Jimmy Norris outpacing the defence to go over in the corner for a try which Morris converted, into the wind.
Caldy responded in fine style with tries in quick succession from Roberts, Salisbury and John Broxon before replacement Will Hodnett raced over in the corner for a try which Morris converted.
Caldy had two players sin-binned in the closing stages but still had the last say when winger Dom Kohler scored a superb try from a fine pass by Soutar.
Replacement Richard Vasey kicked the conversion to round off the scoring.
Caldy will now travel to Richmond for their play-off encounter.
l OTLEY lock Simon Willet has been banned from playing until December 14 after being cited by Luctonians Rugby Club.
Willet was suspended for 23 weeks after being found guilty of ‘making contact with the eye area’ of a Luctonians player in a match at Mortimer Park on March 24.
Luctonians’ director of rugby Alex Davidson was sent off in the game for stamping and has been handed a three-week suspension. He can play from May 10.
Willet, who denied the charge, was cited by Luctonians and his suspension will run from April 18 to May 31 and again from August 16 to December 13.
Otley flanker Daniel Temm was suspended for six weeks after he was found guilty of stamping. He was cited by Luctonians.
Temm, who admitted the charge, was suspended from April 11 to May 24. Luctonians won the match against Otley, 12-10.
The RFU disciplinary panel delivered their verdicts last week.