National League Two North: Wharfedale 19 Caldy 20

THE final whistle was a relief to 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 visitors by three tries to two and could have gone on to win.

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

The visitors struck first with a long-range try from winger Jack Beevers, who ran from his own 22 after Caldy had taken a quick penalty to catch and caught Dale out.

Gavin Roberts added the conversion and tagged on a 36-metre 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, with Jamie Guy slotting the extras.

Caldy's second try was also from long range when winger Nicholas Royce broke free and touched down under the posts, with Roberts again being 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 it to Guy to score under the posts, and the latter's conversion took Dale into the lead.

However, a Roberts penalty from 44 metres won the game for the visitors.