23rd Oct, 2017

Historic first away win for Coventry Bears at London Skolars

Steve Carpenter 9th Jun, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

BEARS recorded their first away win as a professional outfit thanks to an emphatic 46-20 victory on the road at London Skolars on Sunday afternoon.

Despite falling behind to an early Matt Cook try, the visitors eventually found their feet at the New River Stadium.

After picking up a loose ball Andy Winfield broke clear and then found Cameron Boulter who continued the play for Richie Hughes to score.

The next two tries who scored by the Bears as Ben Parry touched down wide and soon after Jamahl Hunte scored from a chip through and re-gather under the posts.

The Bears went further ahead when Matt Cooper sliced through and beat the fullback to the line and two more tries were added by Dan Parker as the visitors took control of the match.

The Skolars pushed harder in the second half with Billy Driver going over but normal service was resumed when Andy Winfield gathered on his 30m line before carving his way through the defence for a superb individual try.

When Crook scored his second for Skolars there was a faint possibility of a comeback and a smart run from Aaron Small saw Morgan go in at the corner.

But the Bears re-asserted themselves and winger Reece Chapman-Carry scored with ease late on to secure an historic victory.

“I’m obviously very happy with the win, especially with it being away from home.” said Bears head coach Tom Tsang.

“I thought we were great in the first half and stuck to our game plan perfectly which got us a big lead that ultimately won us the match.

“We are much improved in the middle and we have some good pace out wide and finished off some well worked tries.

“We are still very much a ‘work in progress’ and have a lot of improving to do to be consistently competitive with the more established sides in the league but the group of players we have at the club are all working very hard to better themselves which is showing on the field.

“A pleasing aspect of today’s performance was that we fielded a 100 per cent Bears side – there were no loan or dual registration players from higher divisions, as seems to be the norm in this League, which bodes well for the future of the club.”

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Coventry Observer.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Coventry Observer newspaper.

Digital Advertising

Advertise on the Coventry Observer to boost your online presence.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.