Cinderford picked up three valuable points on the road with a terrific performance at Tynedale, and they were only denied a victory when home scrum-half Greg Illingworth scored a try in the closing minutes.

The visitors were soon pressing forward and debutant winger Andy Bulumakau split the home defence with an arcing run to set up Jack Adams for the opening try, which Mike Wilcox converted. Two more tries followed from Tom Bozzard and Adam Balding, both from well executed lineout catch and drives, with Wilcox landing one conversion as Cinderford continued to outplay their opponents. Five minutes before the interval Tynedale opened their account when Kiwi Dan Temm went over for a try which Gavin Beasley converted.

Home winger Dan Rundle reduced the deficit further early in the second-half with an unconverted score, but Cinderford responded with their bonus point try from replacement George Mills.  The impressive Temm then scored his second try, which Beasley converted to set up a tense finish to the match, and Illingworth went over late in the match to earn his side a draw.

Cinderford: Stef Hawley, Andy Bulumakau, Jack Adams, Rob Winchle, Sam Baker, Mike Wilcox, Danny Pointon (Clive Stuart-Smith 60), Joe Smart, Tom Bozzard, Tom Heard (Elliot Booley 55), Ed King, Tom Hicks, Roger Birkin, Will Keenan (George Mills 55), Adam Balding (Capt.)

Replacements not used: Ryan Charles, Alex Frame.