Cirencester RFC 48 North Bristol 7

STORM JORGE played its part, but failed to blow resilient Cirencester off course as Andy Deacon’s side made it four wins on the spin.

Cirencester started positively, keeping the ball, with former player Alex Frame returning from Cinderford RFC, providing great service to emerging fly half Will Lowe.

The opening try came from a penalty that was kicked to touch, which was held up on the wind for Ciren winger Dan Halpin to collect and race over to score, with Lowe kicking the conversion.

Ciren were in complete control, dominating possession, with so much ball it was inevitable that scores would follow. Which they did through prop Darren Stephens bulldozing over. The third try was scored by speedster winger Eric Spink who burst through some weak defence to race away. At this stage Ciren were playing free-flowing rugby, which resulted in two more first half tries scored by Stephens and Spink, who each grabbed a brace of tries, making the half-time score 29-0.

With the wind at their backs, Ciren were in buoyant mood to score heavily especially as the first half was ended with North Bristol having a man sent from the field for referee decent.

In fact, it was the Bristol side who scored first in the second half keeping the ball tight and hitting short runners to barge their way over.

Ciren responded - centre Zeb Waite weaving his way to the line to score. The game was becoming disjointed with multiple injuries that disrupted the rhythm of the game. Two final tries were scored through Frame who broke from a scrum on the blind to cap an encouraging display. The final try of the game was scored by Waite who cut a lovely line to ghost through the midfield to score under the post. Making the final score 48-7. There were many players who played a big part in the victory, with Ciren captain Oliver Gibson who had a fine game in attack, making many meters and leading by example.

Next up: Ciren travel to league leaders Old Cryptians RFC.