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TJs Slip Up Against Cinderford

3rd October 2021

Round 5 in National 1 and beyond was only for the hardiest of players and supporters as match day was bliughted by a storng breeze and heavy rain. Both squads did amazingly well to play some rugby in a game which Cinderford secured with the storngest of halves with the wind.

TJs started brightly with some good game management and field posiiton which enabled Tom White to open their account with a third minute penalty. He repeated the feat on 10 minutes. 

Cinderford though were warming to the task, especially in the scrum, and on 30 minutes TJs succumbed and a penalty try was awarded after a sting of penalties and Bobby Bratton was carded.

TJs got to half time though in front 9-7 as White asdded a third penalty on 36 minutes and both squads headed for the dry changing rooms.

TJs started the second half well and White slotted his fourth penalty to extend the lead to 12-7 but that was largely it for TJs re any threats to Cinderford's line/posts.

Cinderford added three penalties of their own on 51, 55 and 60 minutes to get in front and they then dampened TJ spirits fully as they took the bonus point away with a 77th minute try to secure a 12-21 victory. 

TJs will be dissapointed they came away with nil points but confidence should remain high as they've competed strongly with two of the top three now in Rams and Cinderford. They can look forward to a first ever trip to Birmingham Moseley in Round 6

Birmingham Moseley slipped to a 32-7 defeat at Cambridge but remain in mid table. Rosslyn Park returned to the top with a 14-13 defeat of Bishop's Strortford as Rams were edged 18-17 by Taunton. 

Caldy beat Darlington MOwden Park 27-22 and Blackheath lost 34-28 at Chinnor whilst Sale beat Leeds Tykes 21-17

The Extras were also in action against Cinderford (2s) United and they secured an escellent 12-0 victory.  Conrad Burne on debut scored a try and  Luke Boon added a second. Harvey Young added the extras 

On Sunday TJ Ladies finally got their league campaign underway with teh visit of Guernsey. The Ladies secured an impressive 31-8 victory with a quite remarkable Forrest Gump moment as Steph Rukin ran the London Marathon before coming off the bench to score a try in the game. 

Eirlys Withers, making a welcome return to TJs, Samantha Moore on debut and Mary Anderson added tries as well, Jules Teague converted three and scored a try of her own 

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