Cheltenham Saracens setting the pace in Gloucester One

Cheltenham Saracens 92

Kingswood 0

SARACENS moved seven points clear at the top of Gloucester One after title rivals Bream lost 25-7 to third-placed Widden Old Boys.

A win at Longlevens in the final game of the season next week will see Sarries win their second league title in four years and gain promotion to the Gloucester Premier Division, making Saracens history.

A pre-match chat from Gloucester’s Rupert Harden meant Saracens were eager and ready to get underway.

It clearly had an effect, as Saracens ended the half 29-0 up.

Tries came from Sam Rimmer, Brad Harris, Jonah Manu, Dom Richardson, Wayne Smallman and Matt Williams.

Many were unconverted due to a swirling wind and some unusual miss-kicks by Harris.

Kingswood could only manage a missed penalty at goal.

However, the ever-resilient Bristol side stuck at it forcing silly mistakes from Saracens.

The second half kicked off after some key pointers from Sarries’ coaches mentioning how important points difference could be, which spurred Sarries on to gain more tries.

Similar names from the first half emerged, with Harris controlling the game with perfectly placed passes to Manu who hit massive gaps on the gain line allowing the ball to ship wide time after time.

The game ended 92-0, possibly the highest scoring game this season.

Try scorers were Matt Kelly, who also kicked a conversion, Harris grabbed four tries and five conversions, Manu got four tries, Richardson had one, Smallman scored three, Williams got one and Rimmer three for a total of 16 tries and six conversions.

Massive credit must go to Kingswood, who could easily have cried off due to many first-team players being unavailable.

Special mention must also go to Harris for orchestrating a perfectly-executed game.

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