Whitewash as Cinderford claim bonus point

By Mark Elson   |   Senior Reporter   |
Wednesday 14th February 2018 9:24 am
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National League Two South

Cinderford 26-0 Tonbridge Juddians

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CINDERFORD picked up a bonus point while shutting out first-time visitors to Dockham Road Tonbridge Juddians.

This was a victory built on the strength of the forwards and the Foresters are 10 points clear of second-placed Chinnor in National League Two South.

The Kent men did themselves no favours with an early yellow card for flanker Ed Varney for a late tackle.

Cinderford took full advantage of the extra man with Matt Lane picking up the off-load from Reuben Norville for five points which was converted by James Moffatt for a 7-0 lead.

The lead was increased to 12-0 as Cinderford increased the pressure when a line-out catch and drive resulted in an unconverted try for prop James Elliott on 26 minutes.

The home side kept up the pressure as the interval loomed and another catch and drive got hooker Nathan Taylor onto the scoresheet with his try being converted by Moffatt for a half-time lead of 19-0.

Despite the comfortable lead, Cinderford still had the incentive of the bonus point to aim for.

That came courtesy of more good approach work from the forwards which allowed Lane to run clear to score under the posts for his second try of the afternoon.

Moffatt converted to make it 26-0 and although Tonbridge pushed forward, the home defence was never seriously tested.

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