Smales' hat-trick not enough for Tynedale
Last updated at 10:36, Monday, 11 February 2013
A HAT-TRICK of tries from winger Hamish Smales could not prevent Tynedale emerging pointless from their trip to Cinderford on Saturday.
Again Tynedale performed well, but came up against a strong Cinderford defence which kept Tynedale attackers at bay for long periods.
Smales put Tynedale ahead on 11 minutes with an unconverted try, but the Forest of Dean side hit back with a converted try through full-back Mike Wilcox on 20 minutes.
Strong Tynedale pressure led to a penalty by Matty Outson to put Tynedale back in front, but a converted try by Neville Codlin made it 14-8 to CInderford at the break
Codlin got his second try after 52 minutes , this time unconverted, before Smales squeezed over for his second three minutes later, with Outson's missed kick leaving it at 19-13.
Lloyd Stapleton sealed a bonus point for Cinderford, the conversion making it 26-13.
But Smales grabbed his hat-trick on 66 minutes when he swatted off tackles in his half and shot up the touchline, replacement George Cullen converting to make it 26-20.
Tynedale openside Sam Reynolds was sin-binned for killing the ball with the penalty going to touch and the catch and drive rumbling over for a converted try by England Sevens star Jack Preece.
First published at 10:33, Monday, 11 February 2013
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