Cinderford to end hard spell

Taunton Titans end the toughest fortnight they could possibly have with a home game against high-flyers Cinderford in National Two South on Saturday, writes Barry Knott.

Titans beat fourth-placed Redingensians 31-21 at the Commsplus Stadium last weekend and were due to visit leaders Chinnor yesterday.

“If the game against Cinderford is anywhere near as good as the match against Redingensians, spectators are in for a real treat,” said Titans’ spokesman Dick Macey.

“It will stand out in the memory for all the right reasons. It was a gripping display of quality rugby from both sides.

“The game benefitted from a referee who allowed the match to flow and was a master of the application of the advantage laws.

“The game ebbed and flowed, with both defences displaying their skills to nullify the oppositions’ attacks, and this in itself became utterly absorbing as it progressed.

“The result was just the tonic Titans and their coaches needed after two successive defeats – no-one knows how they lost these games although both opponents were given handsome starts.”

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