Cinderford emerged as comfortable winners, scoring six tries to overwhelm a struggling Worthing side.

James Moffat kicked four penalties to give the home team a 12-0 advantage in as many minutes, before the visitors responded with an unconverted try from full-back Matt McLean.  The referee then awarded Cinderford a penalty try, which Moffat converted as the Raiders scrum came under pressure. McLean put over two penalties to give the visitors a boost before Moffat replied with his fifth, and right on the half-time whistle Reuben Norville scored Cinderford’s second try to put them 27-11 ahead at the interval.

The home side were well on top in the early stages of the second-half and they soon increased their advantage when centre Rob Winchle showed good strength to cross for a try, which Moffat converted.  Winchle was again prominent as Harrison Yorke secured the bonus point with a well taken try shortly afterwards, and Cinderford were out of sight when hooker Joe Mullis crossed from a lineout catch and drive, with Moffat again adding the extras.

To their credit Worthing never gave up and they scored a well deserved consolation try through replacement James Hadfield, which George Montgomery converted, with ten minutes remaining. Cinderford had the last word though when Norville crossed for his second try, following a powerful run from No8 George Evans, which Moffat converted to give him 23 points in the match.

Cinderford; James Moffat, Sam Goatley, Reuben Norville, Rob Winchle, Harrison Yorke, Liam Hemming, Jimmy Williams, George Porter (Capt.), Joe Mullis, James Tideswell, Dale Lemon, Ed King, Jack Shields, Will Keenan, George Evans.
Replacements; Joe Smart, Marcus Brown, Adam Balding, Jack Williams, Eamonn Rees.

3 responses to “Cinderford 53-18 Worthing Raiders”

  1. Mike says:

    Excellent performance from Cindy keep up the good wor

  2. Gordon Wylie says:

    Well done Norvie

  3. Dave says:

    Great win lads…nice to see the team growing in confidence…bring on Taunton….Good luck lads.

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