Cirencester 7 v 22 Gloucester Old Boys


Cirencester returned to the Whiteway for the first time in for four weeks, with the visit of Gloucester Old Boys.

The game was moved to the second team pitch with the first pitch being very wet, resulting in the home side playing down the slope in the first half.

The game started with great physicality with the heavier Old Boys’ forwards retaining possession well and making inroads into the Ciren territory. The home side, on the other hand, were looking to push the ball wider, which resulted in Cirencester winger Cam Waldron going over in the corner benefiting from a great off load from MOTM Zeb Waite, the conversion was kicked by Iwan Thomas 7-0.

Once again the away side gained territory from a penalty, kicking to the corner. The initial drive was thwarted by some heroic defending, but when the ball was moved wider the kick pass from the Old Boy’s number 10 found his winger out wide to score, not converted, making the half time score 7-5.

Ciren had it all to do in the second half, but their cause was not helped giving a penalty away in the opening minutes; when kicked, it took away side to lead 7-8. The lead was the maintained throughout with the Old Boys scoring a two further tries, blasting over through the forwards both times. Cirencester did have their moments in the second half, but too many times conceding possession to easily allow the OBs to clear their lines. Final score was 7-22.

This young Ciren side now has three remaining league game left to try and gain another victory this season, and one they deserve, but rugby as in any sport does not do sentiment.

This Easter weekend the 1XV plays in the S&D Cup final against Dursley at Painswick; the KO is 3.00pm. The 2XV has the S&D Plate semi-final against Stroud at the Whiteway; again the KO is 2.30pm.