Cinderford completed their preparations for the new season with a match against Championship side Hartpury which was played over three sessions.
The home team were on top for much of the opening exchanges, but a lack of execution at the lineout cost them two or three of scoring opportunities before the visitors showed them how to do it with their own lineout drive over the try line. Right at the end of the first session Cinderford were awarded a penalty try to level the scores as they shoved their opponents backwards at a 5m scrum.
Hartpury soon regained the lead after the re-start when Will Tanner went over, after this much of the play was evenly contested until Luke Eves evaded a tackle to score in the corner.
The final session turned into a nightmare for the Forest side as they were relentlessly penalised by the referee throughout and received three yellow cards. The visitors took full advantage to run in three further tries and in the end complete a comfortable victory.
Cinderford Backs; Stefan Hawley, Ben Mcilwraith, Jake Morris, Terence Babarinsa, Tom Darby, George Boulton, Reuben Norville, Liam Hemming, Dan Cole, Alex Frame, Jimmy Williams, Toby Dabell, Ewan Fenley
Forwards; George Porter, Joe Smart, Nathan Taylor, Sam Baker, Tom Heard, James Elliot, Tim Brockett, Ben So’oialo Chan, Dale Lemon, Callum Allen, Jack Shields, Matthew Lane, Aaron Ryan, George Evans, Will Korb, Matthew Bennett, Harry Hone.