September 27th, 2016

Six tries for Coventry as they hammer Cinderford

Updated: 6:04 pm, Nov 25, 2015

FOR THE second week running Coventry scored six tries and accumilated 38 points as they comfortbaly beat National League One basement boys Cinderford on Saturday.

The visitors proved to be far superior in all aspects of their play with George Oliver putting in a man-of-the-match performance as Coventry recorded their sixth victory of the season.

Cinderford started the game all fired up as they needed a crucial win to move them out of the relegation zone.

And they went in front when a Coventry offside infringement led to a successful Angus Bowyer penalty in the first minute.

Coventry replied straight away with full-back Gaston Mieres moving the ball from inside his own half and ten pairs of hands later a sublime pass by Rory Hutchinson led to Mieres scoring his second goal in two games after three minutes.

A strong run by Rob Knox almost led to another Coventry try before another Bowyer penalty pulled the hosts back to within just one point.

Jacques le Roux was finding gaps and a surge by him almost saw Coventry get their second try, however they were not to be denied as a close in maul and pressure on the home line saw Wayne Evans go over for the second  Coventry try on 26 minutes.

Confidence was now growing in the Coventry side and a series scrums and penalties led to Matt Price crossing for his fifth try of the season with half-an-hour gone, and Jones added the extras to put the visitors 17-6 ahead.

Deep into added time Coventry took their eye off the ball and they allowed Matt Lane to surge through for a try under the posts, with Bowyer converting to make it 13-17 at half-time.

After the break Coventry took immediate control with Le Roux crossing on 44 minutes and Jones added the extras to secure a deserved bonus point.

As confidence surged through the Coventry ranks, a 30-metre break through the centre by Peter Weightman led to Coventry’s fifth try on 51 mins, which was again converted by Jones for a 31-13 lead.

Devlin Hope came on as a replacement and his telling runs led to another excellent try in the corner by fellow replacement Scott Hamilton ten minutes from time and Jones scored a difficult conversion to wrap up a 38-13 win which moves Coventry into the top half of the able ahead of this Saturday’as clash against Henley Hawks.

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