Cinderford’s National League One survival hopes were dealt a blow as they were edged out by a single point at home to Richmond.

The visitors were quick to open their account when the ball bounced kindly to enable Duncan Peters to race clear to score a try, which Rob Kirby converted.  Mark Davies replied with a penalty for Cinderford, but another quick counter-attack from Richmond enabled second-row Chris Davies to cross for an unconverted try.

A clever cross-field kick from Clive Stuart-Smith saw home winger chase up and gather up the ball to score.  Cinderford continued to press forward and a break by Davies created the chance for Jack Adams to go over for a try which Davies converted.

Richmond were soon back in the lead at the start of the second-half, when Peters went over for his second try, again converted by Kirby. Back came Cinderford and replacement prop Will Davis forced his way over the line, with Davies landing the conversion and then kicking a penalty to make it 25-19 after an hours’ play.

The visitors were held up over the try-line before Alexander went over under the posts for the bonus point try, which Kirby again converted.  Davies edged Cinderford back in front with a penalty in the closing stages, but there was to be no repeat of last week’s narrow victory, as Kirby put over last gasp penalty to secure a victory for the visitors.

Man of the match – Mike Wilcox

Cinderford RFC
Mike Wilcox, Nev Codlin, Jack Adams, Robbie Winchle, Sam Baker, Mark Davies, Clive Stuart-Smith (Danny Pointon 69), Chris Bundy (Will Davis 51), Koree Britton (Tom Bozzard 43), Elliot Booley, Tom Hicks, Ed King (Lance Randall 69), Adam Balding, Marcus Brown, George Evans

Unused replacement: Stef Hawley

7 responses to “Cinderford 28-29 Richmond”

  1. jono says:

    Hope im wrong but i cant see us in this leauge next season !!!

  2. cindy13 says:

    I am mystified why Bozzard has been on the bench for the last two games.He has been one of Cinderfords most consistent players this season yet has been benched in favour of Gloucester fringe player Britton who hasn’t exactly set the world alight with his two performances. Is giving game time to a Gloucester player more important than Cinderford winning and National 1 survival?

    • Beth says:

      Lets hope Bozz gets back starting, we aren’t really in a position to be testing out new players, I understand abo we need consistent strong players to string together a strong performance & hopefully cling to staying up

  3. Beth says:

    Cont…about selections policy with regard to loan players but we need consistently strong players to string together strong performances &cling to this league

  4. Beth says:

    Those who don’t pull their weight & aren’t team players should go at the end of the season, as harsh as it sounds but rugby is a team sport regardless of the ability/background level of the individual

  5. jono says:

    Personally i think Mr Deacon should field the strongest team from know untill the end of season and not base it on rotation or playing Gloucester fringe players and we may have a slight chance of staying up

  6. Cindy123 says:

    I don’t care what anyone says players like Bozz and Lance should be starting every week end of

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