Cinderford vs Blackheath

September 17, 2011
Score: 18 - 21

Match Report

Cinderford entertained Blackheath with both teams looking for their first win of the season. At half-time it looked as though Cinderford were going to gain theirs, they went in 18-7 up, however some poor decision making and kicking away too much ball saw 14 unanswered points in the second half, enabling the London club to come away with the spoils.

Straight from the kick-off Cinderford forwards turned over the ball and Blackheath came over the top, resulting in a penalty scored by Rory Teague.

From the restart the ball swirled in the wind and with no one claiming responsibility from Cinderford Blackheath winger James Stephenson gathered and go over under the posts, converted by Adam Armstrong.

Cinderford responded with a try of their own after 7 mins, good work by the forwards through several phases saw Nev Codlin break down the line then a lovely pop inside to Mike Wilcox who went over in the corner. Conversion was missed by Teague Cinderford 8 Blackheath 7.

Midway into the half saw Cinderford gain their second try of the game, the ball was moved from midfield and out wide and winger, Lloyd Stapleton jinxed inside and out and touch down in the corner, the conversion was missed.

On the half-hour mark Cinderford were awarded a penalty in front of the posts, which was slotted over by Teague.

With no further score in the half Cinderford went in at half-time 18-7 to the good.

With the second half only 2 minutes old, Blackheath were awarded a penalty which Armstrong struck cleanly hit the left-hand upright this was gathered in by Gavin O’Meara who drove for Blackheath’s first try of the game the conversion hit the post and went wide.

Cinderford gave away two silly penalties on 50 and 58 minutes both were scored by Armstrong.To bring the scores level at 18 points all.

With time rapidly running out Cinderford were camped inside the Blackheath 22, but the ball was fumbled forward and Armstrong hacked downfield this was again fly hacked By Stevenson, Codling Raced Back to cover but was Only able to Carry over His Own Try Line, Blackheath were awarded a 5 metre scrum. From the scum they drove forward and were awarded a penalty. Armstong Cooley slotted over to give Blackheath a very fortunate win 18 points to 21.

Star man Nev Codlin.