Played at “The Bridge” 6th January 2013
Josh Haddock, Morgan Peates, Louis Brennan, Ollie Moore, Ben James, Frazer Montague, Luke Marrot, Jack Guy, Joe Smith, Jack Robbins, Connor Gresty, Ethan Brookes, Will Baldwin, Toby Powell, Ryan Kibble, Finlay Poultney, Cam Davis, Matt Cooke, Jacob Smith, Niall Rosser, Arron Thomas.
Cinderford welcomed Luctonians to “The Bridge” for their first game of 2013.
Any thoughts about Xmas hangovers were soon erased by a fine early try from Luke Marrot following some good possession by the forwards. The conversion was missed by Jack Guy.
A fine hat trick of tries by Will Baldwin, with an Ollie Moore conversion saw Cinderford go into the half time break with a healthy 22-0 lead.
Cinderford made some changes at half time, but this did not interrupt their dominance and an early 2nd half try from Connor Gresty, with a further Ollie Moore conversion extended their lead.
A further try from Will Baldwin and 2 more from Connor Gresty to complete his hat trick. with conversions from Ollie Moore and Jack Guy saw Cinderford run out comfortable winners by an impressive 48-0 margin.
Cinderford were determined to keep their opponents out at all costs and some fine resolute defending in the final 5 minutes saw them protect their line.
This was fine all round performance from Cinderford and with the County Cup starting next week against Chipping Sodbury, tougher tests lie ahead, but on this performance, hopes are high for a good showing in this years competition.