The music and bright lights of the fair in the adjacent car-park, did not distract or outshine the Cinderford RFC under18’s girls performance at Lydney rugby club on Friday night.

In front of a large crowd at the Regentsholme ground this was the first encounter of the two local teams, and what has always been an historical derby game with the male players this game did not disappoint with both sides putting in some great running lines and tackling in fully committed encounter.

Cinderford applied the early pressure pounding the Lydney line, but small handling errors cost the visitors dear, but with the constant bombardment of the line was finally crossed by Cary’s Lowley with a great powerful run and try, the intensity of the game did not relent and further try’s came through Fenn Wightman-smith, Haidee Field, Millie Purser and Niamh Brennan who all scored one try a piece showing it was a great team effort Brennan also kicked four conversions.

Milli Atkins at full back put in some great last minute tackles to stop the home side scoring as did Millie Purser’s and Niamh Brennan’s tackling and line breaks kept the pressure on for the whole game, but this was a great team display probably the best this season keeping the crowd entertained from start to finish, a great show piece of the female game from both sides.