There was late heartbreak for Cinderford at the Northern Echo Arena when they were denied the draw their efforts deserved by an injury time drop-goal from DMP centre Warren Seals.

In bitterly cold conditions it was the defensive qualities of both teams that dominated the match throughout in a tense and tight affair, with any scoring opportunities very limited.  It took a moment of inspiration from Park outside-half Gary Law to break the deadlock just before half-time when he kicked ahead and was quickly through to score a try, which he also converted well from the touchline.

Cinderford put their opponents under pressure when the second-half got underway and a loose pass was intercepted by winger Jake Morris who ran in to score, with Liam Hemming landing the conversion to level it at 7-7.  Both sides produced good passages of play as the half progressed but the defence’s continued to hold firm. Law had a chance to win it late on but his drop-goal attempt drifted wide, before Seals won it for the home side at the death.

Cinderford; Liam Hemming, Sam Smith, Jack Hayes, George Boulton, Jake Morris, Dan Pointon, Ewan Fenley, George Porter (Capt.), Nathan Taylor, Tim Brockett, George Evans, Dale Lemon, Jack Shields, Aaron Ryan, Harry Hone.

Replacements; Joe Smart, James Elliot, Matthew Bennett, Toby Dabell, Terence Babarinsa.

7 responses to “Darlington Mowden Park 10-7 Cinderford”

  1. jono says:

    Unlucky lads game could have gone either way unfortunately it went there way.
    On another aspect i must commend DMP for there excellent twitter feed.First class ours was non existent once again in actual fact very very poor for a club of this standard.
    CRFC need to sort this website out ASAP.

    • Turkey Mike says:

      Ounce again agree about WebSite and Twitter,
      But a very good effort from all,I still feel that a more informaltive Web would maybe increase interest in the Club and instill more Support.

  2. Simon Tudball says:

    Agree about the quality of their twitter feed. Unlucky boys, conditions must have been so difficult. Safe trip back to team and staff and all other brave souls who ventured north.

  3. Miler says:

    I would agree DMP Twitter was excellent, however please remember that most clubs in this league will have paid press and social media officer for coverage, CRFC are defying all odds in staying competitive whilst balancing a realistic playing budget, 99% of the back room staff are volunteers doing a great job for the love of the club, maybe before constantly criticising you step back and have a think, or step up and help !!

  4. Simon Tudball says:

    For the record I was praising them and not criticising us and I have offered in previous months to run twitter. Had my son not been unwell yesterday I would have been there to do it. No point doing the home games of course but if someone gives the green light I will happily get involved assuming I am travelling. Personal commitments will unfortunately stop me travelling to Sale and Chinnor but after that…… just not sure who gives the approval.

    • Miler says:

      Simon, a great offer, I would suggest you contact Barry Holmes and Paul Morris to see what can be done . I would also ask about covering the home games as that’s been patchy as well and I’ve followed the visiting teams feed before !

  5. Alan Harper says:

    I watched the game live.
    Both sides played good rugby and A draw would have been a fair result but Mowden Park retained ball in the last 5 minutes in appalling weather to land a beauty of a drop with the last kick of the match.

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