Despite their best efforts Cinderford were edged out of this National One encounter by Sedgley Park at a soggy Park Lane.

The home team soon opened the scoring with a penalty from Warren Seals, but the visitors responded with an excellent try finished off by winger Sam Smith, which Jake Shortland converted.  Straight from the re-start however the ball was charged down for home No8 Tom Ailes to score a try, which Seals converted.  Shortland quickly levelled up the scores with a penalty and another successful long-range kick put his team 13-10 ahead after 36 minutes of play.  There was still time for Park to respond though when Lewis Bradley scored a try which Seals converted to give his team a 17-13 lead at the interval.

Seals was on target again with a penalty soon after the re-start, but Cinderford levelled it up again when Max Knight showed good skills to go over for a try, which Shortland converted.  Seals landed his third penalty to re-take the lead after 54 minutes, but once again the visitors hit back when No 8 Paddy Pearce, who had a fine match, released Smith to score his second try.  Sedgley regained and then kept the lead after 66 minutes when Seals scored and converted his own try to give him 20 points in the match and confirm his side’s place in National One next season.

Cinderford; Mike Wilcox, Will Baldwin, Tom Samak, Max Knight, Sam Smith, Jake Shortland, Tom Knight, George Porter, Nathan Taylor, Shaun Knight, Tyler Jerrum (Capt.), Callum Thompson, Jack Shields, Joe Mullis, Paddy Pearce.

Repls; Harry Edwards, Alex Chalklin, Dec Fissenden, Clive Stuart-Smith, Jamie Forrester.