Hawks v Caldy: match report. And Vandals win too!

It was an excellent game between Fylde Hawks and Caldy 2 at the Woodlands on Saturday. The Hawks won by five tries to three. Scrum-half Kyle Macauley, who soon was switched to the wing, opened the scoring in the 1st half and centre Luke Fowden added a second in the 1st half, with fly-half Henry Pearson converting one of them. Caldy hit back with two tries of their own for a 12-all score at the break. The Hawks suffered setbacks with early injuries to fullback John Taylor, prop Andy Stevens and lock Mark Capstick who had started the match alongside his brother Karl. Replacements Tom Fox, Jimmy Lord and Charlie Cadley were soon in the action.

The Hawks took control in the 2nd half. No 8 Jamie Griffin made a powerful blindside break from a scrum and scored a fine try in the left corner. 17-12.

An excellent move involving backs and forwards was finished off by a strong break to the line by flanker Adam McCarthy. Henry Pearson converted to stretch the Hawks lead to 24-12.

This was extended shortly afterwards when Luke Fowden exploited a Caldy backs mix up 30m out from their line and he raced clear to go under the posts. Once again, Pearson converted.

A late well constructed converted try by Caldy reduced the deficit for a final score of 31-19. Nick Gray, who had a positive season in Fylde’s 2016-17 National One campaign, was at lock for Caldy.

It was excellent to see Head Coach Warren Spragg watching the game en famille.

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Fylde Vandals travelled to Powderhouse Lane to take on Vale of Lune 4ths in Division Four (North). They won a close game by 19-25 and they move up to 4th in the division.