Blaydon vs Cinderford

March 10, 2012
Score: 31 - 24

Match Report

Cinderford’s long journey up to the North-East saw them just edged out by a late try .

The visitors made a bright start to the match and winger Nevaro Codlin burst through the home defence for the opening try, after 12 minutes play, which Rory Teague converted.

However Blaydon hit back strongly with a three try scoring burst in the space of seven minutes. A penalty try was quickly followed by further scores from winger Kevin McShane who took advantage of a lose pass to run in unopposed and then full-back Tom Catterick squeezed over in the corner. Andy Baggett converted two of these to make it 19-7 with 23 minutes played.

Cinderford responded with a try from flanker Will Foden, who showed a good turn of speed to claim the touchdown, Teague converted. But on the stroke of half-time the home side extended their lead when Rob Bell was driven over from close range to make it 24-14 at the interval.

As the second-half progressed Cinderford gradually appeared to be getting on top and eventually centre Simeon James burst through for a try. Teague added the conversion and then he landed a penalty to level the scores at 24-24 with ten minutes to play.

It was Blaydon though who scored a dramatic late winning try, when possession was gifted back to them and winger Frazer Wilson finished off a flowing move in fine style to score with Baggett adding the conversion.

Cinderford: M. Wilcox (D. Trigg 74), N. Codlin, S. James, R. Winchle, K. Done, R. Teague, D. Pointon (L. Carter 14), J. Smart (C. Bundy 55), S. Wilkes (T. Bozzard 74), Y. Thomas, B. West, E. King, L. Allen, G. Evans, W. Foden (J. Kitson 74)