In a game of contrasting half’s Cinderford built up a 24-11 advantage at the interval, only for a resurgent Macclesfield team to overturn the deficit in the second-half and gain a first victory in their last seven outings.
Cinderford earned themselves a try scoring bonus point in the first-half with Nevaro Codlin twice, Will Foden and Mike Wilcox crossing for tries, with Rory Teague adding two conversions. The home side kept themselves in contention with a try from No8 Frankie Barker and two penalties from Tom Eaton.
Macclesfield came out firing in the second-half and Barker soon went over for his second try, and this was quickly followed another unconverted effort from Charlie Mulchrone, which cut the deficit to three. With ten minutes remaining the home side went in front when Josh Fowles touched down with Eaton converting, then as Cinderford attempted to run the back out from behind their own posts a dropped pass enabled Ryan Parkinson to gather up and score the simplest of tries for the hosts, Eaton again converted.
Cinderford’s Dan Trigg came on as a replacement to make his 200th 1st XV appearance in the closing stages and there was still time for Cinderford to be awarded a penalty try and at least gain the consolation of a second bonus point, when the home side twice infringed at a 5m scrummage, with Teague adding the conversion.
Cinderford; M.Wilcox (D.Trigg75), N.Codlin, R.Winchle, D.Scourfield, P.Towers (K.Done 77) R.Teague, L.Carter, J.Brooks, S.Wilkes (T.Bozzard 65), J.Smart, D.McKee, E.King, L.Allen, G.Evans, W.Foden (B.Sparkes 77).
Other replacement L.Fortey.