Henley started determined to make amends for their early season trouncing by the Foresters but eventually succumbed to a determined display of forward power from the Cinderford pack. The Oxfordshire outfit took the lead after just three minutes when scrum-half George Jackson kicked a penalty down a blustery North wind. Cinderford, however, set out their stall by shoving the Henley scrum a full ten metres at the first scrum but the Hawks had the best of the possession in a scrappy first quarter.

The game then sprang to life when Cinderford drove a maul fully forty metres before moving the ball wide where open side Lewis Beer drove over.  The foresters crossed again when centre Ed Bogue gathered a Henley knock on and switched with wing Rueben Norville who cut through three attempted tackles to dot down. Jackson responded with another penalty just before the break.

Half Time Cinderford 10 Henley 6

Cinderford turned the screw in the second period with driving mauls yielding tries for prop Tim Brockett and then blind -side Aaron Ryan who both crossed after storming play by the forest pack. Replacement Robbie Winchle made a welcome and telling return to action after a long lay off. The centre stripping the ball from his opposite number before putting away wing Alex Frame who crossed wide out. Fly-half Liam Hemming converted and shortly afterwards capped Cinderford’s day by ghosting through a static Henley defence to score beneath the posts and convert.

STAR MAN Cinderford skipper George Porter

8 responses to “Cinderford 34-6 Henley Hawks”

  1. mike says:

    why is the website so p—poor every other club in the league seem to at least make an effort its about time something changed

    • jono says:

      Totally agree with you Mike its a complete shambles ive been saying this for years

      • Mark says:

        well thank you for your positive comments, its guys like you that go such a long way to helping. Everything i am given goes on the website instantly!

        • mike says:

          criticism is a good way of getting things done its not pointed at individuals you’ve got to admit the website is poor mark I’m sure even you can see that when you see clubs in lower divisions doing a lot better on that front.

          • Tom says:

            I quite like the website. It’s user friendly, has links and updates from social media platforms and has access to historical data whilst highlighting current news on the homepage. Much better than a Pitchero site where it’s bombarded by national ads, this site can highlight our own sponsors. Not saying there aren’t things that can be improved I.e. fixtures and results for the other senior teams and more content on club events. Not sure if structural changes to the site are doable but then again we don’t have web designers, we have volunteers. Criticism is good but please be constructive and give ideas for improvements.

          • Mark says:

            The website is no doubt lacking in some additional content. Several years ago when in Nat 1 we had someone doing PR and generating stories and features, and many more of the other coaches supplied match reports. Sadly now this is not the case and content is simply not provided.

            The website format is in my opinion much better than many other sites, especially the pitchero sites, it just needs more support from content providers – which is down to people volunteering and providing this.

            There are a few elements of the site that probably need an upgrade or fixing. A year or so ago the the administration of the site was given to previous incumbents to manage, and they managed to break links and changed the formatting, so many of the good things we had done were lost.

            On a positive note the work being done on Twitter each match is great. I know MediaMoff has been involved in this, and this content and ongoing commentary is second to none.

            Positive ideas or contributions are always welcome, please just don’t moan about how crap it is with no help.

  2. Dave says:

    Great result yesterday. Forwards on fire yet again plus a great defence from the whole team denied Henley any real try scoring opportunities. The boys did well coping with some very frustrating decisions…no back chat…remained focussed…another 5 pointer well done guys.

  3. Roger Hawkes says:

    I agree that the website needs improving, but as Mark points out he needs feed back from teams to feature their results.
    Get every side to nominate a person to give a brief write up on every game. Failing that at least let us know the result, future fixtures etc.
    Great result v Henley & good to see no tries conceded.

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