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Cheltenham Saracens 36 v 0 Cheltenham Civil Service

The Sarries second string maintained there unbeaten league season with a scruffy win over their neighbours.

Both sides struggled to play anything that resembled rugby early on but eventually the Sarries got into their stride and a flowing move saw Connor finish off in fine style. 10 minutes later it was the other winger Paul Crombie with a typical robust run scoring after an excellent blind side snipe by skipper Daz Francis. The first half scoring was completed when veteran Centre Martin Prosser scooted over. Buster finally added the extras and it was 17-0 at half time. Continue reading

Cainscross 2s 7 v 27 Cheltenham Saracens 3s

Perfect rugby conditions welcomed us to church road on our arrival. The sarries controlled the game for the first 20 mns with some all round good forwards play and backs combining but to no avail. Surely a try was round the corner? A try did come eventually from what seemed as a dead end situation on halfway, through the low setting sun appeared kiwi with ball in hand rounding the player in front and puttng on the burners to race clear and score under the posts, a piece of play Ma’a Nonu would surely be proud of. It was a similar story for next ten mins with the sarries having the ball and frustratingly coming away with no end result. It was a superb bit of individual play from brad harris which got the points going again. A chip through kick and chase from himself allowed him to collect the ball and beat the winger to score in the corner. the last 10 mins saw Cainscross get their hands on the ball and from stupid penalties the sarries conceded just before halftime, going into the break 12 – 7 up. Continue reading

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Brockworth 29 v 22 Cheltenham Saracens

Too many mistakes in the first half of this game cost the Sarries there chance of there first away win of the season. The game started in a fast pace which carried on throughout the game with both sides looking to play attractive running rugby, but it was the Sarries that struck first with some excellent build up phase play eventually forcing the well organised Brockworth defense to stray off side and give a penalty away in front of the posts which Luke Stoneman stepped up and kicked giving the Sarries a perfect start. But after this every mistake the Sarries made they were punished, and Brockworths first try came from a missed attempt at a penalty which went well wide of the posts and hung up in the wind giving the Brockworths chasing winger a simple catch and a touch down over the line, after this the Sarries seemed to lose all there shape and some poor kicking gifted Brockworth there second try not long afterwards. Continue reading

Cheltenham Saracens 2’s 34 v 10 Chosen Hill

Saracens Seconds maintained there unbeaten start to the season and in doing so went top of their merit table,

The opening exchanges were physical but it was Chosen who struck first when Ninny Cuthbert powered over. Saracens lost hooker Sam with a badly cut ear and try ad they might they failed to breach the Chosen line.

Second half saw the arrival of Cheltenham legend Pete Lodge take to the field and things started to go the Sarries way. Australian Rob Long cruised over after a good break from skipper Darryl Francis. Brad Harris converted. Chosen hit back and Cuthbert powered over. But after that it was all the Cheltenham side. Winger Arkle scored under the post following up a chip ahead followed by a catch and drive try by the Mark Harris. The champagne then started to flow with Arkle scoring again, followed by the Saracens own Billy Whizz Dan Mcloughlin, Brad Harris and finally another one by Long.

Man of the match Lloyd Arkle

Cheltenham Saracens 3rds 34 Smiths 21
Cheltenham Saracens 4ths 22 Widden 3rds 0