Cinderford 21

THIS trial match was played over four x 20 minute periods.

Cinderford started the game brightly and went in front after a catch-and-drive was held up on the 5m line. The ball was moved wide to winger Nevaro Codlin, who went over in the corner. Danny Trigg missed the conversion.

Both sides made changes for the second period.

Launceston cut the deficit with a penalty from full-back Kieran Lewitt, but Cinderford increased their advantage with an unconverted try from prop Joe Smart following another catch-and-drive move.

The introduction of new fly-half Rory Teague had a big impact on Cinderford's play.

Teague kicked the ball deep into the Launceston 22 from a line-out and Cinderford turned the ball over. They went through seven phases of play to put Smart over again, but he was ruled to have been held up by referee Kimber. From the resulting scrum, Cinderford were penalised for feeding.

Back came Launceston, with a second Lewitt penalty making it 10-6 at half-time.

Launceston started the third period strongly but could not turn their pressure into points.

Cinderford held firm defensively, then went 13-6 up with a Teague penalty.

Teague slotted a second penalty from in front of the posts when Launceston wheeled a scrum.

Both sides made wholesale changes for the final period and Cinderford gave a debut to 17-year-old Chance Ridler.

Kyle Moyle knocked over a penalty for the visitors, but Cinderford had the final say in an even period when Nevaro Codlin raced away to score his second try of the game.