Bredon Star 3 – 48 Cirencester
Cirencester travelled to Bredon Star in a confident mood after inflicting a heavy defeat on the Worcestershire side earlier in the season. Bredon Star started the game in a bullish mood with their forwards driving forward with strong one out runners, but with inaccuracies close to the line they never troubled the score. Once Cirencester had some quick ball, they started to apply pressure breaking the defensive line at will. Ciren’s first try was scored by prop Darren Stephens who showed great pace to find the try line. This was followed in quick time with the Ciren winger Tom Grainger-Williams who slipped through a tiny gap to score, the conversion was kicked by hooker Scott Cannon, who had the tee for the first time this season.
The away side third try was scored by centre Zeb Waite who beat defenders at will with power and quick feet; the conversion was again added by Cannon. Next to score was Isoa Raceva (Ice); the full back was in great form finishing off a great try, by now Cannon had his eye in and completed his hattrick of conversions 0-26. The last try of the half went to Cannon, this time he could not add to his try with the conversion. As half time approached a penalty kick for Star made the score 3-31.
The second half started with both sides spilling the ball, making for a disjointed half. Cirencester were also conceding penalties, which enabled the home side to enjoy some territory, but as in the first half the Ciren defence held firm.
Ciren did manage to score three further tries through second row Luke Uzzell, wingers Tom Woodward and Isoa Raceva who grabbed his second and the best try of the day.
The final score concluded at 3-48 where Cirencester scored eight tries on the day. Said Andy Deacon DoR: “We know our performance on the day had a lot room for improvement but took the bonus point and moved into third position in the league which is tight in the top tier.”
Cirencester 2XV enjoyed another fine home win in their ten game winning streak against Drybrook 3rds 40-14 and sit comfortably in pole position in the Gloucestershire DL league.
This weekend the 1XV welcome Brockworth RFC (the Badgers) and the 2XV travel to play Cheltenham Saracens 2s.