Cinderford 15-14 Llandovery
Cinderford edged out Welsh Premiership side Llandovery in a match that sprung into life in the second-half and saw the home side recover from a 14-0 deficit soon after the interval.
The defences of both side’s dominated for the majority of the first-half with scoring opportunities few and far between. Then right on the stroke of half-time an intercepted pass enabled the visitors to breakaway and full-back Mike Evans went over for a try, which Rhodri Jones converted.
Straight from the re-start the Welshmen scored again when the overlap was created and Matt Jacobs touched down, with Jones converting. Cinderford failed to take a couple of scoring chances before second-row Matt Lane crossed for an unconverted try in the 65th minute.
A terrific run from prop Chris Bundy then split the visitors defence and Aaron Ryan was up in support to score a try which Charlie Norman converted. More pressure from the home side saw them awarded a penalty, late in the game and Norman was on target with the kick at goal to secure a first win over Llandovery for home side.
CINDERFORD: M Wilcox, H Bird, S Hanks, R Winchle, S Baker, M Davies, A Frame, C Bundy, S Wilkes, E Booley, S Kerry, M Lane, R Birkin, C McNeil, M Uren
REPLACEMENTS: A Gordas, L Cole, A Ryan, R Luckwell, C Norman, S Hawley, A Uren,
Cinderford United 26pts Cleve 7
Cinderford United overcame a determined challenge from their South-West One opponents Cleve,
to claim victory in this pre-season encounter.
Geraint Davies, James Butler, Dan Fry and Will Hodgetts scored their tries, with Danny Pointon
kicking three conversions.