Cinderford’s impressive start to the season continued as they produced a strong second-half performance to overcome the challenge of Loughborough Students.

The first-half was dominated by the defensive qualities of the teams as they both enjoyed several spells of attacking possession but were unable to breakthrough, and the only score that separated the sides at the interval was a penalty from visiting outside-half Liam Hemming.

The Forest team were soon pressing forward after the interval and a kick through the Students defence saw debutant winger Sam Smith win the race to score an unconverted try.  Forwards and backs then combined with some terrific handling to put Hemming away to score the next try, which he also converted. 

The Students earned themselves some brief respite when Charlie Reed kicked a penalty, but after that Cinderford took complete control.  Following several scrummage re-sets the referee awarded them a penalty try, and then they claimed their bonus point when No8 Harry Hone scored a pushover try, which Hemming converted.

Smith completed his try double following a well executed cross-field kick, before Loughborough responded through second-row Henry Wheadon.  Cinderford’s sixth and final try came when Smith was tackled just short of the line and the ball was quickly recycled for centre George Boulton to go over.

Cinderford; Stefan Hawley, Sam Smith, Ed Bogue, George Boulton, Reuben Norville, Liam Hemming, Alex Frame, Joe Smart (Capt.), Tom Bozzard, Tim Brockett, Ben So’oailo Chan, Dale Lemon, Matt Lane, Matt Bennett, Harry Hone.

Replacements; James Elliot, George Porter, Jack Shields, George Evans, Terence Barbarinsa.

5 responses to “Loughborough 8-39 Cinderford”

  1. jono says:

    Well done the Cind Brilliant result on the road PRIDE.

  2. Dave says:

    Brilliant result against a side that we always struggled to get anything from at their place.
    Can’t wait to discuss the game over a beer or two in the club tomorrow.
    Thanks lads….

  3. Bradders says:

    Well blow me down Cinders are only top of the league…whey hey 🙂

  4. Turkey Mike says:

    Great result on the road,following on from fantastic result last week,
    Let’s keep cool but fired up for Chinnor.

  5. Simon Tudball says:

    Well what a day that was despite the three hour drive. Like so many people I live for the weekends, bank manager during the week and when Joseph and I were stationery on the M42 en route to Loughborough who knew what was coming? Students were very spirited for the first half but the boys just went up a gear after that culminating in Liam’s glorious cross field kick gathered brilliantly by Sam on the wing. Well done all.

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