With their home fixture against Chepstow having been cancelled, Cinderford were grateful to Worcester for stepping into the breach and making the trip down the M5 to play Cinderford U14’s at the bridge.
Recent rain had made the pitch soft underfoot in places and a cold wind didn’t make for ideal playing conditions.
Cinderford used the opportunity to experiment with players playing in unaccustomed positions, those unfamiliar with Cinderford team would not have guessed as much, as from the kick-off Cinderford began to put the Worcester side under pressure.
The first try wasn’t long in coming following a forward drive. Cinderford were varying their play and scored two further tries within the first 15 minutes, and were incomplete control. Cinderford kept a firm grip on the game for the remainder of the half scoring two more tries, giving them a 31-0 half-time lead.
The second half was a much more even contest with Cinderford using the opportunity to give everyone a run out.
Worcester scored early in the second half only for Cinderford to reply immediately with a try of their own. The teams them exchanged four tries between them with the second-half finishing all square.
This game showed a slightly different style of play from the team. The forwards put in their usual powerful stint, however there was a noticeable variation in play from the half backs which kept the opposition guessing for the whole game and enabled Cinderford to play on the front foot.
Final Score: Cinderford 48 Worcester 17