Cheltenham Saracens 3rds 25 v Cirencester 2nds 5
Following last weeks narrow defeat to cinderford, Cheltenham Saracens 3rds hosted top of the table Cirencester 2nds. With last minute cry offs, call ups and injuries the Saracens were down to the bear 15 with legend Andy green making up the 15. The opposition looked well drilled, big and fit but this did not deter the sarries.
The game started at a fierce pace with the Saracens really taking the game to Cirencester through powerful runs through Aiden Shearer, Andy James and centre Chris Jones. It was the Saracens who broke the deadlock through returning back row Tom Piff who as normal was everywhere around the park. Cirencester didn’t no wat had hit them after expecting a formality they were up for a battle. Cirencester as expected struck back with there big forwards trying to break the Saracens defence, but this was not to be big hits from Lewis, Clarke, Williams and Piff kept them at bay. I was the Saracens who were to score next through Andy Lewis a powerful line leaving defenders for dead. Converted by Vaughan.
Half time 12-0.
With a half time talk from pedro the Saracens took back to the field to finish what they had started. Unfortunately it wasn’t to go to plan with the Cirencester 10 crashing over from short range. 12-5. This was the last time Cirencester would cross the whitewash with the Saracens punishing the away teams lack of determination. The Saracens adding 2 more try’s throughJonathan Crowford and Kiwi Mourhinio. With Vaughan adding a penalty for good measure.
Final score 25-5.
This was a remarkable win for the Saracens 15 and there were numerous contenders for man of the match. The back 3 of Williams, Piff and shearer awesome in defence and attack, full back Crowford class in exit + attack and the centre pairing of Lewis and Jones. But for work rate, graft and dog man of the match goes to Tom Piff