Blues 31-44 Cinderford

Cinderford kept hopes of survival alive at Priory Park with a 31-44 win over already relegated Macclesfield who missed their chance to snatch a seldom home win in their last game at Priory Park of the season.

The visitors got off to a blistering start after fly half Callum Sheedy spotted a gap in the recently stern Blues defence to race through and score, he also converted his own score.

Macc responded on four minutes, Elliot Brierley beat a couple of defenders and offloaded to winger Josh Fowles who finished expertly in the corner, Tom Eaton missed the tough conversion from the touch line.

Cinderford had all the possession early on and made it pay with another score on 10 minutes, George Evans with the score, Sheedy with the conversion and a penalty shortly after, 5-17.

Cinderford captain Mike Wilcox got the visitors third try on 18 minutes, 5-22.

Macclesfield then responded with a Jordan Brookes try which put the wind in the sails of the hosts and sparked a first half comeback.

The Blues kept the pressure on the visitors and Ollie Fewtrell added a fantastic score as he received an offload from Mike Finnemore on half way, he beat four defenders on his way to an exceptional individual score, Tom Eaton converted to make it 17-22.

On the stroke of half time Brookes snuck in for another try with some very clever work to level the scores, Eaton converted and gave the home side the lead to pile pressure onto the visitors who knew they would have to up their game in the second half if they were to continue their fight for survival.

Steffan Hawley regained the lead for Cinderford on 45 minutes, Sheedy added three soon after, 24-32, and the visitors again looked to have control of the game as they dominated possession.

Rhodri Mayor then responded for The Blues, diving into the corner, Eaton converted to make it 31-32 and pile pressure onto Cinderford.

Cinderford then secured a penalty try after The Blues bought down a maul that was heading for the line, these seven points put some day light between the sides and seem to lift pressure off of the visitors.

The final score came from another Cinderford maul as the game finished 31-44.


15 Matt O’Regan, 14 Josh Fowles, 13 Elliot Brierley, 12 Ollie Fewtrell, 11 Rhodri Mayor, 10 Tom Eaton, 9 Jordan Brookes, 1 Elliot Millar-Mills, 2 Sam Moss, 3 Billy Robinson, 4 Dave Marwick, 5 Ben Jones, 6 Mike Finnemore, 7 Phil Williams, 8 Franky Barker

16 Matt Thorp, 17 Josh Hearn, 18 Max Smith, 19 Chris Jones, 20 Franky Barker

TRIES: Fowles (4), Brookes (25, 39), Fewtrell (27), Mayor (52)
CON: Eaton (27, 39, 52)

Attendance – 379

Star Man – Jordan Brookes


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