Cinderford failed to recover from a shocking display in the first-half of their match at Redingensians that condemned them to a third defeat in a row in National Two South.
The Foresters do have a horrendous injury list at the moment, but the standard of their performance was way below that required to be competitive at this level. Rams outside-half Jacob Atkins opened the scoring with an early penalty before converting a try from winger Conor Corrigan. Cinderford responded with a fine individual try from winger Alex Frame, who chipped over his opposite number and won the chase to touchdown, with James Moffat converting.
The next quarter of the game was to prove crucial to its eventual outcome as the home side took full advantage of their opponents lethargy with Atkins kicking a second penalty, scoring and converting his own try and then adding the extras to Corrigan’s second try, to make it 27-7 at the interval.
The start of the second-half saw a brief improvement in Cinderford’s fortunes when Frame gathered up a loose pass and just made it to the try line from half-way, then Moffat landed a penalty.
Jak Rossiter scored the Rams bonus point try, again converted by Atkins as the home side regained control, and they heaped more misery on the Foresters when replacement prop Ross Crame burst through for a fifth try near the posts, which Sam Guttridge converted. Cinderford did have the final say when Matt Lane scored a try in the closing minutes, which Moffat converted, but it was scant consolation for them in a hugely disappointing performance.
Cinderford; Eamonn Rees, Harrison Yorke, Liam Hemming, Luke McMahon, Alex Frame, James Moffat, Jimmy Williams, George Porter (Capt.), Sam Baker, Joe Smart, Jack Shields, Ed King, Aaron Ryan, Chris McNeil, Matt Lane.
Replacements; Dan Keat, Chris Rovery, Dale Lemon, Marcus Brown, Reuben Norville.