Cinderford produced a strong second-half fightback against Rosslyn Park to secure two bonus points but were unable to recover from a 26-5 deficit at the interval.

The visitors showed their intent in the early stages and opened the scoring when winger Ben Marfo scored in the corner.  The home side responded well and Terence Babarinsa showed good strength to force his for a try to level it up after 17 minutes of play. Park showed far better ball retention skills and took advantage of their opponents poor execution at the lineout to score three more tries as the first-half progressed through Hugo Ellis, Owen Hughes and in added time from Nick Lovell, all of which were converted by Olly Grove to see them well placed at half-time.

The second-half began with home centre George Boulton going over for a well taken try, which Liam Hemming converted. But once again Park took advantage of a loose pass and a kick ahead and chase resulted in a try for Henry Robinson, which was again converted by Grove. Cinderford finally got their lineout right and Aaron Ryan scored from a strong surge to the line and when the referee awarded the Forest side a penalty try for a deliberate knock-on they were right back in the game at 26-33.  Grove put Park two scores ahead when he landed a penalty, but Hemming was also on target with the last kick of the match to earn his team a second point.

Cinderford; Stefan Hawley, Terence Babarinsa, Ed Bogue, George Boulton, Reuben Norville, Liam Hemming, Alex Frame, George Porter (Capt.), Nathan Taylor, James Elliot, Jack Shields, Dale Lemon, Aaron Ryan, Matthew Bennett, George Evans.

Replacements; Joe Smart, Tom Heard, Harry Hone, Matt Lane, Jimmy Williams.

2 responses to “Cinderford 29-36 Rosslyn Park”

  1. Dave says:

    Great 2nd half display against a very good side.
    Lets start next week as we finished this game.
    Thanks Lads.

  2. Simon Tudball says:

    I agree Dave it was a spirited second half display against a team who made very few errors. Hope we can get going from the start this weekend. Looking forward to the trip already.

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