Cinderford will set a tough test
Published at 09:12, Monday, 16 April 2012
STRUGGLING Tynedale face another tough away day tomorrow when they go down to the Forest of Dean to meet Cinderford.
It seems a long time since Tynedale beat the Gloucestershire side 24-0 back in November at Corbridge.
The two clubs’ fortunes seem to have gone in opposite directions since then, with Tynedale losing their last seven, while Cinderford have won their last six home matches on the spin.
Their home record is formidable, with victories in nine of their 13 home matches.
Their victims include both the top two, Ealing Trailfinders and Jersey, both of whom put more than 50 points past Tynedale in recent weeks.
Tynedale’s injury woes continue, with selection being delayed until after training last night.
However, there is much needed good news about the versatile Matty Outson.
It was feared he had suffered a broken leg while playing for the Raiders in the Northumberland Senior Cup quarter final.
However, subsequent scans have revealed no serious damage, and he could even be available for Tynedale’s final home game against Wharfedale a week tomorrow.
Tynedale’s season ends a week later with a trip to fellow struggl;ers Stourbridge.
The trip to Cinderford is Tynedale’s 500th league game since it all started in September 1987.
Meanwhile, Tynedale are through to the final of the Northumberland Senior Cup by default.
They were due to play Northern on Wednesday in the semi-final, but the McCracken Park outfit were unable to raise a side.
Tynedale were therefore awarded the tie
Tynedale will now face Alnwick/Percy Park in the final at Ashington Rugby Club on Wednesday, kick off 6-15pm.
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