Cinderford produced a very composed and workmanlike performance to complete the ‘double’ over Plymouth Albion in very testing conditions at Brickfields.

The visitors dominated possession and territory in the first-half but were only 8-3 ahead at the interval with Reece Boughton and Tom Putt exchanging penalties before Jimmy Williams went over for an unconverted try after 35 minutes.

The second-half continued in similar fashion and a well-judged kick into the corner enabled Matt Lane to take advantage of a defensive error to score a second try for the Foresters.  A well executed lineout drive saw the visitors extend their lead to 20-3 going into the final quarter when hooker Nathan Taylor went over, with Boughton adding the conversion.

The home side rallied in the closing stages with Dan Pullinger crossing for a try, which Putt converted. Then from the restart a second penalty from Putt saw him claim a losing bonus point for his team.

Cinderford; Mike Wilcox, Will Baldwin, Jamie Forrester, George Boulton, Ed Sheldon, Reece Boughton, Mike Austin, George Porter, Nathan Taylor, James Elliot, Mathew Gilbert, George Evans, Matt Lane, Jack Preece, Harry Hone.

Repls; Tim Brockett, Joe Mullis, Tyler Jerrum, Joe Dancer, Jimmy Williams.