Blackheath v Cinderford – Team News

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Tomorrow Blackheath welcome Cinderford to Well Hall.  Kick-off is at 3.00 pm.

The Gloucestershire club have bounced a little between National Leagues One and Two in recent years, but in this campaign, their second successive back at Level Three, they have made an excellent start, winning four of their first five games, and now with six victories from nine starts.

Indeed, their position of ninth in the table belies the fact that, had their game against Hull Ionians three weeks ago gone ahead, they could have been up to fifth, just two places and three points behind the Club.

The men from the Forest of Dean also have the distinction of being the only side to have beaten league-leaders Richmond this term – and at the Athletic Ground!

Blackheath will feel in fine fettle after winning their last four games which takes them level on points with second-placed Rosslyn Park in the table.

They can also boast a settled squad, which this week features just one change from the side which came from behind to defeat Cambridge 25-24 last time out, with Stef Liebenberg returning to the scrum-half berth, in place of Jack Daly who took a knock at Grantchester Road.

Further squad news is that Nick Foster, who suffered such a terrible injury in the reverse fixture against Cinderford last season, although not featuring tomorrow, is now fit and available for selection.

The Greene King Bar is open from midday tomorrow and will be showing all the European Champions Cup matches on TV.

Unfortunately, the Bandits match against Old Elthamians, due to kick-off at 12.30 pm, has been postponed, but will be scheduled for a later date.

Blackheath team to play Cinderford

15.Leo Fielding
14.Jake Lloyd
13.Alex Pickersgill
12.Markus Burcham (Capt)
11.Craig Dowsett
10.Mark Cooke
9.Stef Liebenberg
 
1.Tom Williams
2.Mike Perks
3.Danny Herriott
4.Jamie Ure
5.Tom Stradwick
6.Tom Baldwin
7.Josh Poole
8.Tom Burns
16.Harry Fry
17.Harry Seward
18.James Catt
19.Freddie Owen
20.Ben Ransom

Graham Cox

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