16th Dec, 2018

Walshe: Coventry need to maintain momentum

Craig Gibbons 22nd Nov, 2018

HEAD coach Nick Walshe hopes Coventry Rugby can push on following their 51-32 victory over Yorkshire Carnegie in the Championship Cup.

Led by two tries apiece from wingers Max Trimble and Junior Bulumakau, Coventry boosted their pool one qualification hopes last Saturday afternoon.

Rob Knox, Dan Lewis and Tony Fenner also crossed the try line, with Will Maisey and Lewis kicking five conversions between them.

Maisey also slotted over two penalties.

In a pulsating encounter, Coventry built a 25-10 advantage at the break before Yorkshire clawed their way back to level the scores at 32-32.

However, Coventry pulled away in the final stages to secure a vital victory which leaves the blue and whites second in the table after two rounds of action, level on points with Yorkshire.

“We really enjoyed Saturday. It was nail-biting but I thought we played some really good rugby, back to the Coventry of last year,” said Walshe.

“It’s taken a bit of time but I feel like we needed to click and hopefully we can really push on now.

“At the moment we’re winning one, then losing one, then winning one and so on.

“We’ve got to break that cycle so our next game is massively important.”

Coventry welcome Nottingham to the Butts Park Arena on Saturday.

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