A match that we had tried to play twice before and which had been postponed due weather was finally able to go ahead.
Tewkesbury started poorly with Cinderford taking advantage on a number of occasions from strong rucking, and fast hands. Cinderford were also very dominant in the scrum allowing an excellent platform to play fast running rugby. Tewkesbury defended well on a number of occasions but were unable to hold out. Tewkesbury rallied a little in the second half and attacked the Cinderford defence which also proved strong. Tewkesbury played really well and and put pressure on the Cinderford attacking line not giving them as much time as they had had in the first half. Strong tackling from S.Thomas, J.Carter and O.Osbourne and M.Dibble slowed the Cinderford attack. Good running from deep by T.Legget and E.Perry also allowed Tewkesbury to show a better second half showing. Tewkesbury fought hard in the forwards with good work from N.Knight, A.Cole and B.Roberts.
The final score in the first game was 0 – 55. A well deserved win for an excellent rugby side.
The second game showed a stronger Tewkesbury side. Even though they conceded a couple of tries Tewkesbury never gave up, even though the pressure was relentless. They were rewarded after a number of strong attacks into the Cinderford half with a try by J.Carter and T.Leggett converted. Cinderford once again played excellent running rugby scoring and converting a third try.
The final score in the second game was 7 – 21.
An excellent committed game by both teams and all players. Well done all.
Tries : J.Carter Conversion : T.Leggett
Team : N. Knight, B. Roberts, A. Cole, T. Rothwell , A.Newing, M. Dibble, S.Thomas, W.Sayers , J. Carter, O. Osbourne, E.Perry, T.Leggett. Subs: W. Alonso, J.Roberts, C.Janes, L.Keen
M.O.Ms. – J.Carter