Preview Week 20: Cinderford v Hartpury College

Two teams having very different seasons meet at Dockham Road on Saturday, as the highest-placed Gloucestershire teams outside the Aviva Premiership collide in what is a crucial match for both sides. Hartpury’s DoR, Alan Martinovic, is right when he says that league positions will mean nothing when the two sides kick off…

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Hartpury College 71 – Blaydon RFC 12

Hartpury banished memories of last week’s sluggish display at Esher with this 11-try demolition of Blaydon. The visitors were, perhaps, unlucky to meet Hartpury on a day when everything clicked and they finally produced the kind of purposeful, dynamic performance that we have been waiting a few weeks for. Apart…

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Week 19: Hartpury College v Blaydon RFC

If the win at Richmond was the high point in Hartpury’s season so far, then the performance at Esher last week was, or very close to, the opposite. Indeed, since that fine afternoon at the Athletic Ground, Hartpury have lost twice – including a home defeat to Plymouth Albion –…

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Esher RFC 24 – Hartpury College 14

Faced with an opportunity to make inroads at the top of National League 1, Hartpury produced a disappointing display that yielded nothing, against an Esher side that they had beaten comfortably in each of their last three meetings. True, only a late penalty from Esher’s Ali Chisholm denied the visitors…

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