Promotion chasing Chinnor proved far too strong for Cinderford as they produced a superbly efficient performance to maintain their challenge for top spot in National One.

The visitors set the tone for the match after just four minutes when they scored their opening try through hooker Alun Walker from a lineout catch and drive, with George Worboys landing the conversion.  Scrum-half Luke Carter was next to score for Chinnor from a scrummage 5m out, but the conversion was missed.  Cinderford improved and had opportunities to score but some poor options and a resolute opposition defence combined to thwart their efforts.

Some fine handling by the visitors then created a try for full-back Will Feeney, which Worboys converted. The home side pressed hard for their opening score as half-time approached but visiting winger Josh Gillespie intercepted and raced clear to score his team’s bonus point try, which Worboys converted to make it 0-26 at the interval.

It was more of the same after the interval with Chinnor scoring tries at regular intervals through James Bourton twice, a second for Gillespie, Worboys and Morgan Passman. Worboys added three more conversions.

Cinderford; Mike Wilcox, Will Baldwin, Jake Shortland, Max Knight, Matthew Jones, Joe Winfield, Tom Knight, Harry Edwards, Nathan Taylor, James Elliot, Tyler Jerrum (C), Callum Thompson, Jack Shields, Joe Mullis, Paddy Pearce.

Repls; George Porter, Shaun Knight, Dan Hodge, Tom Anderson, Jamie Forrester.