Sedgley Park gained a well deserved bonus point victory over an out of sorts Cinderford team.
The visitors made a positive start and opened the scoring with a try from prop Conor McGarth which Matt Riley converted. Cinderford levelled the scores when second row Ben West forced his way over, with Mark Davies converting. Park’s No8 Juan Crous then strode through some poor home defence to score from a scrum on the 22m line. The home side levelled it up again when straight from the re-start winger Lloyd Stapleton was released to score an unconverted try.
Early in the second – half Davies put Cinderford ahead for the only time in the match when he kicked a penalty. Back came Sedgley and they scored twice in quick succession through Jamie Harrison and Louis McGowan which Riley converted.
Another penalty from Davies made it 18-24 after an hours play but the visitors scored a fifth try through James Lloyd, which Riley converted to put his team in control. Stapleton went over for his second try to give Cinderford renewed hope but the visitors had done enough to gain a much needed victory.
Man of the match – Rob Langley, Cinderford
Stef Hawley (Mike Wilcox 48), Nev Codlin, Jack Adams, Kai Done, Lloyd Stapleton, Mark Davies, Danny Pointon (Alex Frame 75), Chris Bundy, Tom Bozzard (Stu Bailey 63), Nick Selway (Tom Heard 48), Ben West, Ed King, Luke Allen (Joe Garner 63), Rob Langley, George Evans