Cinderford United retained their 100% record this season although they delivered an uninspiring performance against their Welsh opponents.
The game was played without contested scrummages as the visitors did not have two props. Despite this the Welsh side was hugely competitive and despite having to defend for long periods they did so with vigour and enthusiasm. Cinderford were on the scoreboard within five minutes when second row Milo Reynolds was driven over by prop Elliot Booley for a try close to the posts. Captain Tom Law converted. An injury to centre Liam Littleton saw the appearance of Robbie Winchle for the first time in 2013. Winchle soon showed his class as he collected a pass and glided around a Llandovery defender to score under the posts. Again Law converted. Before half time the United added a third try when flanker Ashley Brown took an inside ball from another returning injured player, Joe Garner, to score. Law easily converted.
Garner scored a spectacular forty metre unconverted try to commence the second half and at 26-0 the United looked set for an emphatic scoreline. That they didn’t get one owed as much to their own failings but huge credit must go the spirit and resilience of their opponents who simply would not lie down. Two converted Llandovery tries reduced the deficit. Two more United tries from scrum half Ollie Whiting, following a break from a ruck twenty metres out, and hooker Jamie Tsang after a short range line out and driving maul. Both tries were converted by Law and the United seemed to have restored their superiority. However, inexplicably the United wilted, in the last fifteen minutes as Llandovery finished far the stronger as a team. The Welshmen added three further tries, of which two were converted, to leave a far closer scoreline than the United were comfortable with.
Cinderford United; Chris Harrington, Jack Richards (Jack Wakefield), Liam Littleton (Rob Winchle), Alan Bryan, Chance Ridler, Tom Law (captain), Jason Graham (Ollie Whiting), Toby Farrier, Jamie Tsang, Elliot Booley, Keiran Stubley (Luke Crunden), Milo Reynolds, Ashley Brown, Mitch Bourne, Joe Garner.