Cinderford were well beaten by a Blackheath side who were on top for long periods of the match and took their chances efficiently to secure a bonus point victory.
The opening try was scored after 15 minutes when home full-back Ben Ransom came into the line and dummied his way through the defence to score, with Elliot Clements-Hill landing the conversion. A fine break from ex-Cinderford player Leo Fielding then set up the opportunity for fellow centre Henry Staff to score the next try, which was again converted by Clements-Hill. The defences of both teams held firm for the remainder of the first-half and the score remained unchanged 14-0 at the interval.
The visitors suffered a blow when Aaron Ryan was sin-binned early in the second-half and Blackheath quickly took advantage of the extra man when turnover ball resulted in a try for winger Jake Lloyd, which Clements-Hill converted. Cinderford then enjoyed their best period of play in the match which eventually led to a well taken try from Jack Hayes, with Liam Hemming converting.
Any hopes of a comeback from the Forest team were short lived though when another ex-player Alex Pickersgill scored the home side’s bonus point try. Then in added time a poor pass gifted Lloyd the chance to score his second try to complete the scoring.
Cinderford; Stefan Hawley, Sam Smith, Jack Hayes, George Boulton, Reuben Norville, Liam Hemming, Toby Dabell, Joe Smart (Capt.), Jack Preece, Tim Brockett, George Evans, Dale Lemon, Matt Lane, Aaron Ryan, Harry Hone.
Replacements; George Porter, James Elliot, Dan Broady, Will Keenan, Alex Frame.