Cirencester 58

Old Elizabethans 12

Cirencester ended their league season on a high with a resounding win over Old Elizabethans.

The early exchanges were littered with penalties by the exchange referee from Yorkshire who penalised the home side for a range of offences.

This did not stop Cirencester taking the lead through Ollie Gibson, who had a fine game in the second row, as he burst through tackles to score.

An early yellow card shown to Ciren's Matt Berry for a high tackle gave Old Elizabethans increased energy which was resulted in them drawing level, then taking the lead, 7-12.

Once Berry had been restored to the field of play, the centre made amends for his yellow card with a try of his own levelling the score line.

There was no further scoring in the first half.

What came in the second half was a fine display of running, supporting rugby from the home side which resulted in seven tries without reply.

Berry scored a second half brace to complete a glorious hat-trick, bulky tight head Darren Stephens was like a young bullock let out of his shed in spring time to score twice.

Winger Sean Pritchard-Nash the power house Cirencester winger once again got on the score sheet to score affine try.

Tom Woodward the jinking scrum half tip toed his way through the Bristol side defence, then turned on the speed burners to score, Will McCarthy, the hard-working blind-side got a collector's item try also.

The Old E`s kept trying to find a way back into the game, but they could not cope with pace power and skill of the Cirencester side who`s second half performance was a delight to see, and all in the large crowd certainly enjoyed the spectacle.

The performance was a credit to all the players taking part.

Cirencester will be hoping they can replicate the performance next week when Cirencester face Dursley in the final of the Stroud and District Cup at Painswick.