Richmond eventually overpowered Cinderford with a strong second half performance, which saw them score five tries and 33 points, after being 13-10 down at the interval.

The home side had all the momentum and territorial advantage in the first-half with Callum Sheedy kicking a penalty and converting a try from Harrison Yorke, as the hosts led 10-0 after 17 minutes of play, but they could have further ahead had they not of wasted a couple of clear scoring opportunities.

Richmond replied with try from Charles Broughton, converted by Andy Hall, who also landed a penalty.  Sheedy was on target with his second penalty on the stroke of half-time to give his side a slender lead at the break.

The visitors scored three tries in the opening ten minutes of the second half to completely change the complexion of the game, with replacement scrum-half Sam Stuart and No8 Chris Davies touching down twice, with Andy Hall converting all three.

Cinderford responded with a penalty try, which Sheedy converted, when the visitors were adjudged to have pulled down a driving maul.  However the visitors made sure of their victory with further tries from centre Ronnie Maclean-Dents and replacement prop Rupert Cowan.

Cinderford team:
Mike Wilcox (Capt), Harrison Yorke, Sam Hanks, Robbie Winchle, Alex Pickersgill, Callum Sheedy, Dan Pointon, Dan Murphy, Davy McGregor, Francisco Bruno, Milo Reynolds, Jerry Sexton, Roger Birkin, George Mills, Matt Lane.

Replacements; Will Goodrick-Clark, Chris Bundy, Will Scholes, Jimmy Williams, Ollie Whiting.

4 responses to “CInderford 20-43 Richmond”

  1. Roger Hawkes says:

    Obviously the problem is in defense.
    As said before, tackling & cover is lacking.
    Must have been disheartening for the pack when they got on top in the 2’cd half, to see the opposing backs run riot.
    Mind you, the back row need to be more mobile to give added cover.
    Would be good to see an assertive pack leader & some one to kick a few arses to get them going.
    Need a bit of the red mist syndrome.

    • Martin Fletcher says:

      As a Richmond supporter and having now been to Cinderford three times at home there were the following weaknesses:

      Forwards-your own lineout throw in was 50-50 which is not good enough.Set scrum excellent, but loose play just OK.
      Backs-lack of penetration. Sheedy is good but can’t do it on his own.

      Richmond have a vastly improved back line and the defence has improved out of sight which is what kept you out for the first 30 minutes, apart from the intercept try.Their stronger props are injured so they’re vulnerable here,although they dealt pretty well with Blaydon and Coventry.

  2. mike says:

    To say it was a disappointment after the first half and the way the forwards played would be an understatement.
    But we are not far away the comment regarding a few kick ass older players would be an asset to the side

  3. Cindy13 says:

    A player confronting the DOR behind the posts is not acceptable. Differences to be sorted behind closed doors.

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