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Recap

Match Report

Sale FC Lose for the first time in the league since 14th October 2017, a remarkable run of 24 wins and one draw comes to an end in an incredibly disappointing manner.  Make no mistake, there were flashes of brilliance, most notably from winger Arron Reed scoring a brace including an intercept try which seemed for a moment to have crushed the spirit of Cinderford. However, the penalty count was again too high and two yellow cards at crucial moments meant that would should have been a 5 point bonus point victory, became our first single point game since we lost 9-7 to Tynedale in October last year.

So far Sale FC have played three games this season, in each of them we were in a position to finish the opposition off and in each case our discipline has cost us dearly.  This league is faster and stronger no doubt, but what is far more apparent, is that it is played by teams who do their homework, play professionally and either don’t make penalty mistakes at crucial times or are more adept in disguising those infringements.

A full match report and highlights video will be out tomorrow.

 

 

This is our first ever game against Cinderford who were promoted to National 1 last season from National 2 South as Champions with a record of 29 wins and just one loss!  They currently lie one point behind us in the table going into the third round of the league. Cinderford, like us have had two incredibly close high scoring encounters in their first two weeks of Level 3 rugby. Last week they beat Birmingham-Molsley away 24-23 and the week previously they lost to Roslyn Park at home 36-29. So this is shaping up to be a real battle as both teams attempt to get some momentum in this league.

This week, Tom Ailes is moved back into the 1st team after a week away and then a week in the 2’s, featuring in their 12-12 draw against Chester 2’s last weekend.  We see Tom Brady moving off the bench last week to the starting lineup and as Chris Johnson is away this week as his wife is expecting, we’ve moved Kieran Wilkinson into the ten position as his cover. Kieran played alongside Joe Kelly and Tom Ailes for Sale Jets on Monday night.  Adam Aigbokhae was away last week, so this week is making an appearance in the 2’s while the back row is shuffled slightly to move Stone Priestly-Nagle to eight. Curtis Langdon, comes onto the bench to replace Adam Aigbokhae who was away last week.

 

Details

Date Time League Season
15th September 2018 15:00 National One 2018-2019

Cinderford

Position T C P DG
 6500

Sale FC

# Player Position T C P DG
1Dan Birchall-0000
2Neil Briggs 20-0000
3Simon Griffiths 18-0000
4Gaz Rawlings 17-1000
5Matt Postlethwaite-0000
6Andrew Hughes-1000
7Dave Seymour-0000
8Stone Priestley-Nangle 16-0000
9Matthew Bradley-0100
10Kieran Wilkinson-0200
11Arron Reed-2000
12Johnny Leota-0000
13Kieran Dunne 19-0000
14Tom Brady-0000
15Jonty Rawcliffe-1000
16Tom Ailes 8-0000
17William Davies 4-0000
18Joseph Kelly 3-0000
19Mark Lawrence 13-0000
20Curtis Langdon 2-0000
 Total 5300
T
6
5
C
5
3
P
0
0
DG
0
0

Results

TeamTriesConversionsDGPenaltyPoints
Cinderford650041
Sale FC530030

KO 30 30 30 30 30 FT

Venue

Cinderford
24 Dockham Rd, Cinderford GL14 2AQ, UK