Cirencester 19

Brockworth 7

Cirencester won their third game in a row with a deserved victory over Brockworth.

With Cirencester sitting in third place in Gloucestershire One, and their opponents at the Whiteway sitting third off the bottom, it looked like a home banker for Ciren, but with Brockworth winning their last three games, and beating second place Cheltenham North the previous week Ciren knew they had to be at there best.

The game started with the badgers enjoying a large share of possession gaining territory with some intelligent probing kicks to the corner.

But Ciren defence, as it was all afternoon, was organised, committed, and determined not to let their opponent through.

Once Ciren gained the ball they looked dangerous and this was proven when the muscular second row Luke Uzzell barged his way pass defenders and with players on his back crashed over to open the scoring for Cirencester.

With this score Ciren gained confidence which saw them play with more continuity which resulted in their second try of the half scored by Ryan Brookes who was on the end of several great off loads to score under the posts, with Scott Cannon adding the conversion to give the hosts a 12-0 lead.

The first half ended with a fight which spilled off the pitch and resulted in two yellow cards.

With both sides now down to fourteen men it was the away side who coped the better, monopolising possession with their aggressive forwards making in roads into the defensive line of Ciren, but the home side were in no mood to lie down although, with so much ball Brockworth did score their try which was converted.

But once more Ciren hit back after a knock on by Brockworth in the in-goal area from a penalty, a five-metre scrum was awarded as for much of the game Ciren drove the scrum forward resulting in a penalty try to make it 19-7.

Both sides worked hard during the latter stages to score the next try but it wasn't to be and the game finished 19-7.

A well-deserved win for Cirencester who take on second place Cheltenham North in their next league game on Saturday, February 9.