Once again Cinderford left it late as they scored a try with the last play of the match to pull off a dramatic victory over National One leaders Richmond at the Athletic Ground.
The first-half ended scoreless but there was no shortage of action as the visitors defended their try line resolutely for extended periods and home full-back Rob Kirby was off target with a couple of long range penalties.
After the interval Cinderford began to take the game to their opponents, but when they gifted possession away Richmond took advantage to open the scoring after 54 minutes with prop forward James Litchfield being driven over from close range and Kirby converting. The scores were quickly levelled up again tough, when following a terrific run from winger Ed Bogue the ball was taken up to the try line by the forwards and James Elliot went over, with James Butler adding the conversion.
As the match went into the final ten minutes, Richmond regained the lead when a lineout catch and drive resulted in a try for flanker Toby Saysell, which Kirby converted. Back came Cinderford however with hooker Nathan Taylor scoring in similar fashion, which Butler converted to make all square again and the match looked to be heading for a draw. However, pressure on the home scrummage saw Cinderford awarded a penalty which they kicked into the corner and from the lineout it was Taylor again who broke clear from the driving maul to score the winning try.
Cinderford; Ed Sheldon, Sam Smith, Terence Babarinsa, Jack Hayes (Capt), Ed Bogue, James Butler, Jimmy Williams, Ollie Dawe, Nathan Taylor, James Elliot, George Evans, Dale Lemon, Matt Lane, Matthew Gilbert, Harry Hone. Replacements; Tim Brockett, Joe Mullis, Lewis Beer, Alex Frame, Stefan Hawley.