Cinderford’s away day blues continued as they were beaten on their first-ever visit to National One newcomers Worthing.

The visitors fought back strongly in the second-half to get within three points of their opponents, after trailing 22-5 at the interval, but an injury time try denied them even a losing bonus point.  After Joe Govett kicked a penalty to open Worthing’s account, they were gifted two tries by poor kicking out of hand by Cinderford which allowed Liam Perkins and Alex Neilsen to score. Both of which were converted by Govett to make it 17-0 after just 15 minutes of play.  Alex Pickersgill replied with an unconverted try for the visitors, but right on the stroke of half-time the impressive Neilsen went over for his second try of the match.

The second-half saw Cinderford on top for long periods and after they were awarded a penalty try before George Evans touched down, both of which were converted by Mike Wilcox. A try from Scott Hewick, which Govett converted earned Worthing the bonus point, but a penalty from Wilcox kept his side well in contention.  However a breakaway try from home centre Ollie Richards in injury time meant that once again Cinderford had failed to gain any points on their travels.

Cinderford: M.Wilcox, A.Pickersgill, J.Adams, B.Davies, S.Hawley, M.Davies, R.Boughton, C.Bundy, T.Bozzard, E.Booley, L.Randall, T.Hicks, G.Mills, M.Brown, G.Evans (Capt.)

Replacements: W.Davis, F.Sinclair, E.King, D.Pointon, S.Hanks.