With their original opponents crying off, Ross-on-Wye kindly stepped in to play Cinderford U-14’s.
The game was played over four quarters, and it was apparent from the start that it was something of a mis-match. With the Cinderford forwards dominating the set piece and the backs moving the ball out wide, Cinderford notched up 4 tries in the first quarter.
The second quarter followed in a similar fashion. Ross tackled well, however, they could not make their limited possession count as the Cinderford defence was solid and the game was virtually all played in the Ross half of the pitch. Cinderford ran through some of their backs moves and scored three further tries.
Cinderford rang the changes at the start of the third quarter with changes to both the forwards and backline. These changes didn’t alter the pattern of the game with Cinderford dominating territorially and running in three further tries.
Cinderford reverted back to their original starting line-up for the fourth quarter and rounded off the game with three more tries.
This was a good run out for the team ahead of their first cup game next week.. The breakdown work was an improvement on the Abergavenny game, however there will be sterner tests to come.
After their opening two games of the season Cinderford have now scored 146 points and conceded none.
Try scorers: Tom, George M x 3, Wilf x 2, Ed N, Lewis x 2, James x 3 and Ethan
Conversions: George M x 3, Ed N x 2
Coach’s Man of the match: Lewis
Ref’s Man of the match: George M