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Loan watch: trio score for Hartpury, Dun stars for Dings, Cinderford win

Eight Bristol Bears players were in loan action at the weekend, in the GKIPA Championship, National One and National Two South.

Photos courtesy of John White and LNC Images.

Hartpury 44-17 London Scottish

Joe Batley, Charlie Powell and Tiff Eden all scored as Hartpury stormed to a bonus point victory in a dominant display against London Scottish on Friday night.

Sam Graham and John Hawkins also featured for John Barnes’ side, who ran in six tries at the Alpas Arena to take maximum points from the GKIPA Championship clash.

Powell, starting at outside centre, went over in the 29th minute, stepping his way through the Scottish defence and bolting down the middle to score under the posts.

A penalty kick to the corner saw Batley crash over midway through the second half, before replacement Eden added a penalty and then a beautifully executed chip and chase for his first try in Hartpury colours.

Cinderford 18-13 Bishops Stortford

Ollie Dawe started as Cinderford overcame a strong challenge from Bishops Stortford in National One.

George Barton opened the scoring with a penalty in the 23rd minute, before hooker Nathan Taylor was driven over for an unconverted try to make it 8-0.

The visitors hit back to take the lead with a converted try and a penalty, before barton’s kick edged Cinderford back in front.

But number eight, Harry Hone’s try sealed victory late on for Cinderford.

Bournemouth 26-33 Dings Crusaders

James Dun put in a standout performance as Dings Crusaders snatched a dramatic late win at Bournemouth thanks to scrum half, Tom Knight’s 79th-minute try.

Tyrese Johnson-Fisher also featured for the blue and blacks, who battled to a third successive victory in National Two South.

The sides were locked at 26-26 on 79 minutes, but Dings chanced their arm and threw everything at Bournemouth as the clock ticked down.

And after feeding his forwards repeatedly to truck it up, Knight decided to throw an audacious dummy and scampered in under the posts to seal the deal for the visitors. Steve Plummer added the extras to cement Dings’ victory.