For 50 minutes of this match Tynedale looked well placed to complete the double over a below-par much changed Cinderford team, but in a dramatic change of fortune the home side scored 40 unanswered points in the next 25 minutes to emerge as convincing winners.
Visiting outside-half Joel Hodgson and Cinderford’s Rory Teague exchanged penalties early in the match, before Hodgson showed good skills to create a try for himself – putting his team 8-3 ahead after 27 minutes play.
Two further penalties from the young Newcastle Academy player gave Tynedale a well deserved 14-3 interval lead – and the Cinderford faithful left the stands bemused at the subdued first half performance.
The early stages of the second-half gave no sign of what was to follow, as the Tynedale control continued, but after a couple of changes to their team Cinderford suddenly sprung into life.
No8 George Evans stole away down the blindside from a ruck to score an unconverted try, then the home side went ahead with a try from their impressive hooker Sam Wilkes, which Teague converted.
A terrific run from winger Nevaro Codlin set up the opportunity for Evans to go for a second try with Teague again converting, and the floodgates had well and truly opened.
Simeon James was next to score, racing through under the posts from a set play, with Teague adding the extras.
Evans then completed his ‘hat-trick, much to the approval of the home crowd, and with five minutes remaining Pete Towers finished off a flowing move to score Cinderford’s sixth try, both of which were converted by Teague.
Star man – Rory Teague
Cinderford RFC: Danny Trigg (Mike Wilcox 42), Nev Codlin, Simeon James, Rob Winchle, Pete Towers, Rory Teague, Danny Pointon (Luke Carter 53), James Brooks (Lee Fortey 71), Sam Wilkes (Tom Bozzard 65), Joe Smart, Ben West, Ed King, Luke Allen, Jake Kitson (Will Foden 42), George Evans (capt).