Results

ClubPoints
Cinderford34
Canterbury12

Date Time Season
28th Apr 2018 3:00 pm National League 2 South 2017/18

Match Report

Canterbury’s season ended as it began, with defeat at the hands of a strong and efficient Cinderford who were already crowned National 2 South champions.

It was perhaps asking too much of the city side to repeat the outstanding form of the previous week with four of the back division which decimated Chinnor absent through injury. That, however, takes nothing away from Cinderford whose consistency has made them worthy title winners and here they made the point by controlling the second half. The first forty minutes saw the home side establish a narrow lead through tries from Harry Home and Reuben Norville while the city men were frustrated by a team of officials who penalised them at every opportunity.

Canterbury were also guilty of passing up an early scoring chance at an attacking lineout but they competed well at the breakdown, turned over ball at crucial times and were still in contention at the interval The game slipped away from them in the opening ten minutes of the new half when the penalties continued to rain down and Cinderford cashed in with well organised catch and drive scores for hooker Nathan Taylor and a second for Hone.

The loss of Tom Best to a yellow card was another blow but he was soon followed by the home side’s James Elliott and Canterbury began to mount serious pressure. A charged down  kick saw flanker Vaughn Meredith get the city side on the scoreboard, with Alex Miller adding the goal points but Canterbury’s willingness to keep the ball moving then cost them dearly.  Jimmy Williams snapped up a loose pass and sprinted 40 metres for a try converted by half back partner James Moffatt. Although that left them 20 points adrift the city side were not quite finished, creating a try for wing Kieran Thompson after Matt Corker made the initial running.. But this was Cinderford s day and they capped it when wing Kai Little gathered a kick and blasted through mid-field before handing Roger Birkin a late,converted try to underline his team’s champion credentials.

Canterbury: A.Miller, K.Thompson, JJ Murray, K.Braithwaite, H.Sayers, T.Best, D.Smart, A.Cooper (repl J.Green), T.Rogers (repl J.Otto), A.Wake-Smith, R.Cadman, M.Corker, A.Woodward (repl E.White), V.Meredith, L.Woodbridge (repl C.Townley).

David Haigh

Cinderford

Position T C P DG
 0000

Canterbury

# Player Position T C P DG
Aaron CooperProp0000
Aidan WoodwardFlanker0000
Alex MillerFull-back0100
Alexander Wake-SmithProp0000
Cameron TownleySubstitute0000
Daniel SmartScrum half0000
Elliott LusherSubstitute0000
Harry SayersWing0000
Isaiah HornerSubstitute0000
James GreenSubstitute0000
Jarvis OttoSubstitute0000
Jonathan MurrayCentre0000
Kieran ThompsonWing1000
Kyan BraithwaiteCentre0000
Logan WoodbridgeNumber Eight0000
Matt CorkerLock0000
Royce CadmanLock0000
Thomas BestOutside half0000
Tom RogersHooker0000
Vaughan MeredithFlanker1000
 Total 2100

Cinderford

Position T C P DG
 0000

Canterbury

# Player Position T C P DG
Aaron CooperProp0000
Aidan WoodwardFlanker0000
Alex MillerFull-back0100
Alexander Wake-SmithProp0000
Cameron TownleySubstitute0000
Daniel SmartScrum half0000
Elliott LusherSubstitute0000
Harry SayersWing0000
Isaiah HornerSubstitute0000
James GreenSubstitute0000
Jarvis OttoSubstitute0000
Jonathan MurrayCentre0000
Kieran ThompsonWing1000
Kyan BraithwaiteCentre0000
Logan WoodbridgeNumber Eight0000
Matt CorkerLock0000
Royce CadmanLock0000
Thomas BestOutside half0000
Tom RogersHooker0000
Vaughan MeredithFlanker1000
 Total 2100

Match Venue

Cinderford Rugby Football & Sports Club
Dockham Rd, Cinderford GL14 2AQ, UK