Doncaster Knights kept up their unbeaten start to the season with a five-try bonus point victory over a gallant, but outplayed Cinderford team.

The visitors opened the scoring after just four minutes, there was a hint of a forward pass in the build-up but winger Tyson Lewis went over for a try which Dougie Flockhart converted.  Cinderford lost inspirational captain George Evans to the blood-bin with a bad cut as the visitors increased their lead with a try from second-row Matt Challinor with Flockhart converting.

The home side kept battling away but poor execution of any chances they created let them down, then a yellow card to George Mills reduced the home side to 14 men, and in an extended period of injury time at the end of the first-half Challinor forced his way over for his second try with Flockhart again converting to make it 21-0 to the Knights at the interval.

Once again there was an early score for the visitors at the start of the second-half when full-back Paul Jarvis scored a well taken try, with Flockhart again adding the extras.  Doncaster continued to be quicker of thought and deed and scored a fifth try though centre Matt Clark, with Flockhart maintaining his 100% record with the conversion.

To their credit Cinderford kept plugging away and they eventually got the score their efforts deserved when replacement forward Lee Fortey forced his way over from a lineout catch and drive.

Man of the match – George Evans

Cinderford RFC
Stef Hawley, Nev Codlin, Jack Adams, Sam Hanks (Brad Davies 43), Chris Hawkins (Lloyd Stapleton 68), Mike Wilcox, Reece Boughton, Chris, Bundy, Tom Bozzard (Finlay Sinclair 40), Elliot Booley, Tom Hicks, Ed King, Will Keenan (Lance Randall 51 / Lee Fortey 55), George Mills, George Evans (capt)