Sodbury Exit Cup

October 03 2017

Cirencester 33 – 20 Chipping Sodbury

Cirencester 33 – 20 Chipping Sodbury 

 

Following back-to-back league victories, Sodbury were hoping for cup success too. Unfortunately it was Cirencester who provided the running rugby while Sodbury served up dropped passes. 

The leading tacklers were Pete Butcher and his second row partner Niall Kincaid. Butcher also carried the ball well and frequently; Phil Player also made a notable attacking contribution but was later concussed.

Dan Bradley’s kicking from hand was superb as he punished Cirencester both in attack and from penalties. Jon Cook stroked over two penalties before half time as Sodbury actually enjoyed a 5-6 lead for five minutes. 

The amount of penalties that Sodbury coughed up helped Cirencester produce two quick tries before half time. 

Sodbury’s woes continued at the start of the second half: a try was gifted after five missed tackles.  Sodbury eventually rallied and started to string some phases together. 

When Sodbury were awarded a scrum 5m out, Joe Horton, picked a surprisingly mazy path to the line. In scoring next to the posts, he made the conversion simple for Cook.

 Despite all Sodbury's industry, the amount of penalties broke up the game as Cirencester took five kicks at goal. 

Sodbury rallied once more and bludgeoned their way into the host’s 22. The eventual try was touched down by Captain Matt Cook, but it wasn’t enough to rescue the tie.