Newent 2nds 19 v 27 Cheltenham Saracens 3rds

Top of the table clash between the two teams gunning for promotion. For the first 10 minutes the Saries were still on the proverbial bus and were 10-0 down against a young and quick Newent team. However, the Saries forwards began to get a grip on the game and exert a control over the Newent eight that they were never to relinquish.

Having got back into the game with a well worked try Brad then produced a moment of magic that would not have looked out of place on the hallowed turf of Twickenham. Brad put up a coss field kick into the safe arms of Hobsey which saw him gallop over for first of his two tries; a spectacular score.

Half time came and went with the Saries forwards continuing to bully their younger oponents. By now the back row of Andy, Stan and Piffy were marauding acorss the park turning over lots of Newent ball. Captain marvel Smudger brought on Vaughany to bring some calm and control to the game, who promptly had a kick charged down which led to a Newent try leaving the score 20-19 in Saries favour.

Fortunately a barn storming run from Stan led to Hobsey again going over. With Brad adding the convesion the wind was taken out of the Newents sails and the Saries closed the game out for a well deserved win.

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