Cinderford were soundly beaten at Richmond with the home side outscoring their opponents by seven tries to two, five of which came in the second-half.

The visitors were well in contention at the interval, trailing just 17-13, but a hat-trick of tries in just 12 minutes at the start of the second-half from Richmond’s flying winger James Greenwood took the game completely away from them. Reece Boughton kicked an early penalty as the visitors made a positive start, but the Londoners hit back strongly with Rob Kirby and Sam Reynolds crossing for tries, both of which were converted by Thomas Platt.

Back came Cinderford with a try from hooker Finlay Sinclair, which Reece Boughton converted.  Platt and Boughton then exchanged penalties before the half-time whistle. 

Greenwood’s three-try blitz soon after the re-start put Richmond in control, with Platt adding the extras on each occasion.  Visiting skipper George Evans gave his side a brief respite when he went over for a try which Boughton converted. However the hosts finished the match in style with further tries from replacements Jamie Gibbs and Paul Nash, both of which were converted by Kirby who also kicked a penalty.

CINDERFORD:  S Hawley, N Codlin (C Hawkins), S Hanks, B Davies, L Stapleton, M Wilcox, R.Boughton (D Pointon) C Bundy (W Davis), F Sinclair (R.Charles), E Booley, H Casson (W Keenan), E King, G Mills, M Brown, G Evans (Capt.)