HENLEY HAWKS moved up to eighth place in National Division 1 in a see-saw match at Cinderford on Saturday.
With the Hawks leading 29-10 at half-time it appeared that the visitors would consolidate their lead in the second half.
However, the home side came out of the blocks after the break to launch attacks based on a monopoly of possession backed by a spirit to win, which brushed a Henley side aside as the Foresters scored three converted tries.
This gave the hosts the lead for the first time in the game and with 15 minutes of the match remaining it looked as if the Hawks would lose out.
Late in the second half Hawks’ talisman Robbie Stapley, who had worked so hard in attack and defence throughout the game, emerged as a lone figure to touch down to equal the score at 34-34. Comben saw his conversion attempt to win the game hit the wood work.
On Saturday Henley Hawks return to Dry Leas when they entertain Richmond (kick-off 3pm).
For a full match report and preview ahead of Saturday’s game, see this week’s Henley Standard.