Rosslyn Park vs Cinderford

October 8, 2011
Score: 22 - 17

Match Report

Cinderford made a second trip in three weeks to the capital again came away with a losing bonus point but could have been so much more. They found parks outside half Ross Laidlaw in excellent form with the boot he never looked like missing a kick slotting home from all positions on the pitch.

Cinderford’s director of rugby Andy Deacon “a few personal mistakes cost us”.

Cinderford opened their account with a penalty by Danny Trigg, Laidlaw replied with the same inside the opening 6 min.

Midway through the first half with parks backs looking threatening their full back Edward Lewis-Pratt gathered his own clever chip through and offloaded to Winger Miles Mantella who went through to score under the posts conversion by Laidlaw to give the home side a 10-3 lead.

From the restart Cinderford were awarded a penalty in front of the posts which Trigg duly slotted over.

On the half-hour mark a length of the pitch clearance by full back Trigg found touch just inside the parks 22, Cinderford stole the lineout and a deliberate knock down by the home side’s forwards gave Cinderford a penalty out wide on the touchline Trigg again slot this over to bring them to within 1 point.

At the start of the second half Cinderford winger Nev Codlin tried to gather his own chip through but was beaten to the ball by parks pacey fullback, however he could only carry the ball over his own line and touch down. Cinderford were awarded a scrum five, from the resulting scrum Cinderford were awarded a penalty, which Trigg slotted over the posts to give them a 12-10 lead.

Cinderford were penalised for infringing at the ruck twice in the next 5 min. Laidlaw took full advantage slotting over both penalties from out wide giving Park a 16-12 lead.

The next 20 min Cinderford had Park under constant pressure their defence held strong, but with only 7 min remaining they had no answer to a rolling maul which saw replacement flanker Luke Allen go over for an unconverted try giving them a 17-16 advantage.

Again ill discipline at the breakdown gave Park two penalties on 78 and 80 min, which Laidlaw slotted over to give them a 22 points to 17 victory.