Cinderford produced a simply stunning fightback to turnaround a 31-0 deficit and emerge victorious on their first ever visit to Caldy.

In a game of hugely contrasting halves it was the home side who had the advantage of a strong wind behind them for the opening 40 minutes and they soon set about taking full advantage of the favourable conditions.  Nyle Davidson scored the opening try of the match, before the prolific Nick Royle went over for his first score, with Ben Jones adding the conversion.  Home winger Luke Hibberd was next to score when he followed up his kick ahead and won the chase to touchdown, before Jones secured his team’s bonus point with a fourth try, which he also converted to make it 26-0 after just twenty minutes of play.

Cinderford defended well for much of the remainder of the half, but Royle put Caldy seemingly out of sight when he showed good skills to score his second try.  However, just before the interval Cinderford scored what was to prove to be a pivotal try, when Alex Frame and Liam Hemming combined to put winger Sam Smith through to score.

The visitors came out firing in the second half with captain George Porter soon reducing the arrears and Hemming adding the conversion.  When replacement hooker Nathan Taylor finished off a tremendous passage of play Cinderford were starting to believe that they had a chance of an amazing comeback. Next to score was replacement prop Tom Heard who forced his way over after a series of pick up and goes close to the home line, with Hemming again adding the extras.

A fine break from Ewan Fenley saw Harry Hone up in support and he crashed over under the posts, with the conversion putting Cinderford ahead. Then George Boulton scored what proved to be the winning try with ten minutes remaining.  Caldy pressed hard in the closing stages but the Forest team defended their line heroically and were not to be denied an outstanding victory.

Cinderford; Stef Hawley, Sam Smith, Ed Bogue, George Boulton, Reuben Norville, Liam Hemming, Alex Frame, George Porter (Capt.), Tom Bozzard, Tim Brockett, Jack Shields, Ben Chan, Matt Bennett, Aaron Ryan, Harry Hone.

Replacements; Tom Heard, Nathan Taylor, Will Keenan, Terence Babarinsa, Ewan Fenley.

28 responses to “Caldy 31-38 Cinderford”

  1. Simon Tudball says:

    Wow wow wow 31/0 down and what happened. Speechless. Cheers.

  2. jono says:

    Im the same looked at twitter and we were 31.0 down looked again and we had won 38 31
    what a come back Well done Lads

  3. Dave says:

    Fantastic result lads…would like to have listened to the half-time pep talk…must have had the desired effect. Cant wait for the Sunday lunch debrief up the club.
    Big shout out for the Colts too….great game on the main pitch…there are some rising stars in that team…Rock on Cindy.

  4. jono says:

    Dave what was the colts score and who were they playing !!!
    We dont get much info on the club website which is a bit sad for a club of this statcher !!!

    • Turkey Mike,Mike Sawyer says:

      Sorry to say the Club Web Site is Very Poor,
      Have to go to other Web Sites to find updates on League Positions Fixtures ETC,

    • Rob says:

      We are all volunteers at the club with limited funds…..The website is going through a change….However the company doing our website cannot do anymore without us the Club providing content……as stated previously we are all volunteers, I work for a living but spend around 20 hours per week on maintenance issues at the club….it’s so easy to moan as you have without the thought of perhaps you could volunteer instead…..we are a proud club enjoying a lot of success with a good lot of volunteers especially in the mini, junior and girls section….it takes a lot of time and input and unfortunately our social media is perhaps the weak link……we require help with this…any suggestions would be most welcome. You can mail me any time….many thanks..

  5. Mark says:

    And Jono has a moan again!! Nothing like enjoying the remarkable comeback win eh… remind me of my mother, see a negative in everything!

    Colts result will go on the website when it is supplied.

    Also, it’s Stature!!

  6. Mike Sawyer says:

    Followed the game on the Caldy Twitter,fantastic result coming from 31 down at half time.
    True Grit and Determination to come back from that,fantastic result credit to all.

  7. Mark says:

    If as many people helped provide content as moaned about it, then the site would be much better, but sadly the moaning is more prevalent!

    • Turkey Mike says:

      Don’t think anyone is moaning,just that the standard of the Cindy Web is not up to the Standard of the rest of the Clubs,

      • jono says:

        Totally agree with you Turkey Mike i my self followed the game on the Caldy twitter site ive said it before this website isnt doing our fine club Justice,
        PS And all Mark can say is that we are moaning
        PS Mark Get a Life.

  8. Mark says:

    Thanks Jono for your constructive criticism as always. I will take your advice and get a life and won’t bother updating anything going forward, so you can continue to go elsewhere for your updates!!

    • jono says:

      Thats entirly up to you Mark.If you look at my post at 4.34 you will see that i actully praised the team for there great come back performance For the last 3-4 weeks we havent had a mermer from our twitter site we have to rely on the opposing teams twitter surely for a club of our stature this is not right.
      And on another note dont you think all the weekends fixtures should be displayed on this website so that supporters can see who is playing wether it be 1st 2nd 3rd teams even on a sunday Absolutly Nothing!!!!

  9. Miler says:

    Mark keep on doing what you are .. I know how hard it is to get any content for the FB Page ..
    So crack mate

  10. Mark says:

    Jono, I look forward to you volunteering your time to create and provide content for the site. Would you rather the club sacrificed a few players to pay for someone to do PR work.

    Luckily last season Moff managed and drive Twitter content and obviously at the moment there is no one in a position to do this.

    The only way a club like Cinderford can maintain the level of information you require is if people volunteer and deliver positive contributions. Sadly when requests for help go out the silence is deafening!

  11. jono says:

    Im not having a go at you Mark i know how hard it is i played for Cindy for 25 years i know the situation.
    I just compare our webb site to other teams in our league and you must admit we are really poor!

  12. Mark says:

    There is a new website that I have had built at much cost, but it is missing a big chunk of its content.

    As I keep saying unless people volunteer to help provide content, photos, match reports, news etc… it won’t change!

    Perhaps if a group of fans came together and suggested to the committee how this could change, and how they could assist, then things might improve.

    I dont think all clubs are better. Some are massively better off commercially and have resources, and some have positive contributors who write and spend time gernerating content, but some are also a bit think on content.

  13. jono says:

    What we need is a modern day Ken Saville!!
    Probably a bit before your time Mark.

  14. Simon Tudball says:

    And finally this season people have found their voices on the club website. Who really gives a f””k whether our website is as good as somebody else’s. And who cares about the odd spelling mistake. Our team has just come from 31/0 down and won, away, against a team previously above us in the league. It is THAT we need to talk about. Mark, we all know how good a job is being down here,my only extra requirement is an update on injuries, like when are Matt Lane, Dale Lemon and Jimmy Williams expected to return? Well done Cindy. Amazing effort.

  15. mike says:

    now now gents its no point in getting into a slanging match jus offer more support I wish I could do more but ill heath prevents me I done a fairly long stint years ago and can only agree its not easy volunteering is one way so put your hands and do

  16. Tony Reid says:

    Congratulations to all the players and support staff on a memorable comeback at Caldy. Very special effort

  17. Turkey Mike says:

    In answer to Simon Tudball I think all the comments agree it was a fantastic result,
    But having a more informative Web site would maybe increase interest and Suporters which it turn would increase revenue.
    Good to see all the comments and am sure everyone is behind the Club.

  18. Simon Tudball says:

    Just wanted to say sorry for my expletive last night. Emotions were a bit high. I would be happy to do the twitter feed if no one else can but successive away matches in Rotherham and Darlington may prove a bit challenging financially. I don’t suppose it is needed for home games. Just read the match report from yesterday and it just sounds incredible. Think those boys deserve next week off. Congrats and apologies again.

  19. jono says:

    Agree with you Simon Bonfire Night last night and we were all a bit high
    We are all Cinderford supporters but as fans all we need is a little more input regarding whos playing who when and where.
    After all the comments on here last night perhaps we need a CRFC Forum where fans can interact with one another. the Town has one.

  20. ugy says:

    Thou voresters been on the GL by the sounz of ya…Nothing better than a bit of buyers remorse in the marnin..

  21. jono says:

    How ya doing Ugy!

  22. alan harper says:

    Best to just savour what the team is producing.
    they are putting Cinderford on the map.
    As a faraway fan and ex-player the club should be proud of what is being achieved – I am!

  23. Dave says:

    Write up from the WirralGlobe….
    Caldy 31 – 35 Cinderford
    THE old phrase of a game of two halves was true at Paton Field in the first league meeting between Caldy and Cinderford.
    The team from Gloucestershire was victorious after Caldy let a 31-5 half-time lead slip to lose their second home match in a week to the disappointment of the fans, players and coaches.
    Caldy had the wind and played better in the first half, keeping Cinderford in their final third of the pitch with the visitors doing well in the opening minutes of the game stopping winger Nick Royle as he was about to finish off a fine passing move, however from the resulting lineout a good move saw Nyle Davidson cross for the opening try of the afternoon.
    Caldy pressurised again from the kick off and good handling from Ben Jones split the defence, got the ball to Royle who wasn’t going to be denied on this occasion.
    Within seconds of the restart the Cinderford defence were unable to stop Jones who ran in for a second try within as many minutes and Caldy’s third of the afternoon, it looked as though the disappointment of last week’s defeat was well and truly out of their system.
    That was highlighted when Royle ran in for his second try of the afternoon securing a bonus point, however two minutes later Caldy’s defence was caught napping allowing Sam Smith to run in to score in Cinderford’s only attack of the half in what turned out to be a turning point in the game.
    Cinderford came out firing in the second half with captain George Porter scoring to reduce the lead within four minutes of the restart, which gave the team belief.
    With the wind on their side they could cause an upset.
    Cinderford played the tactical game well and it was their half-time substitute Nathan Taylor who finished a fabulous move to score another for the visitors after which saw them lifted and the home side demoralised and not able to get back in their stride.
    From another poor lineout Cinderford were in again, this time it was replacement Tom Heard who took the plaudits from the visiting supporters just after the hour to start a seven minute try blitz from the visitors with Arron Ryan levelling the score followed by George Boulton on 70 minutes scoring the winning try leaving the home side in a state of shock.
    Next week Caldy have a rest week before travelling to Bishops Stortford a week on Saturday.

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