Cinderford picked up a bonus point victory over Tynedale, but the visitors will be disappointed not to have taken something from the match after a hard-working display.

The visitors were soon on the offensive and were rewarded for their enterprise when their captain Hamish Smales raced clear on the overlap to score an unconverted try.  Cinderford responded when full-back Mike Wilcox scored a well taken try which Mark Davies converted.

Tynedale regained the lead when Matthew Outson put over a simple penalty kick, after a long period of pressure on the home try line. Right on the stroke of half-time the home team scored a second try when winger Nev Codlin cut inside and went over near the posts, with Davies converting to make it 14-8 at the interval.

Codlin crossed for his second try early in the second-half, but Tynedale quickly responded when Smales scored his second try. Some good play by home hooker Tom Bozzard, enabled Lloyd Stapleton to score the bonus point try, with Davies adding the extras.

The visitors refused to give way though and Smales completed a fine hat-trick of tries, sprinting clear from the half-way line. George Cullen converted.  Sam Reynolds was shown a yellow card as Tynedale were reduced to 14 men in the closing stages of the match, and Cinderford took advantage to score a fifth try with debutant Jack Preece claiming the touchdown, again converted by Davies.

Man of the match – Luke Allen

Mike Wilcox, Nev Codlin, Kai Done, Dewi Scourfield, Lloyd Stapleton (Chris Hawkins 78), Mark Davies, Danny Pointon (Stef Hawley 78), Joe Smart (Chris Bundy 66), Tom Bozzard (Jack Preece 58), Nick Selway, Dale Critchley, Ed King, Luke Allen, Will Foden (Rob Langley 58), George Evans