Cinderford produced a hugely encouraging performance against Welsh Premiership opponents Llandovery at Church Bank, recovering from a 21-0 deficit just before half-time to earn themselves a draw.
Things were looking ominous for the visitors in the early stages of the match as first Ryan Evans and then Lee Rhys scored tries for the Welshmen in the opening eight minutes, both of which were converted by Jack Maynard. Cinderford regrouped and came much more into the game, but five minutes before the interval turnover ball saw Llandovery increase their advantage with Joe Powell going over, with Maynard again adding the extras.
The visitors gave themselves a foothold in the match, when from the re-start they set up an attacking lineout and hooker Nathan Taylor scored from a catch and drive, with Carwyn Penny landing the conversion. Penny was soon in the action again as the second half got under way, scoring and converting his own try.
The home side responded with an unconverted try from Stuart Warren, but Cinderford hit back with a well constructed score from Aaron Ryan. The visitors were in the ascendancy in the closing stages and they levelled the scoring when Jack Williams went over from another lineout catch and drive, which Penny converted, but there were to be no further scores and the match ended honours even.
Cinderford; Carwyn Penny, Kai Little, Terence Babarinsa, Jack Hayes, Reuben Norville, Liam Hemming, Jimmy Williams, George Porter, Nathan Taylor, Tim Brockett, George Evans, Dale Lemon, Jack Shields, Matt Lane, Lewis Beer. Replacements; Jack Williams, James Elliot, Aaron Ryan, Dan Broady, Callum Allen, Alex Frame, Will Baldwin.