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A Look Back in Time - Mennaye Mudfests
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31 January, 2018 12:10
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Re: A Look Back in Time - Mennaye Mudfests
SJP (IP Logged)
31 January, 2018 18:31
While it was not a Pirates game I ventured down to the Mennaye to watch a Cup match between Mounts Bay and Coventry, now that was a mudfest and probably should not have been played but did because neither side wanted a postponement.



EDF Trophy Winners 2007
B & I Cup Winners 2010

 
Re: A Look Back in Time - Mennaye Mudfests
*Stalwart (IP Logged)
31 January, 2018 18:34
Remember that one, SJP. There was a river running down the tunnel!

 
Re: A Look Back in Time - Mennaye Mudfests
Phil W (IP Logged)
03 February, 2018 10:45
Yes, it was muddy - and with the floodlights on from the start the Mennaye appeared as a lit up lake.

'Bay' missed Lee Jarvis and Richard Carroll in the EDF Energy tie played in January 2008, but their available side (present day 'Pirate' Paul Andrew was on the bench for them that day) performed very well, despite a 12-3 defeat.

It was player-coach Brett Davey who piloted 'Cov' through the splash of a contest - the heavens having opened to produce the worst rugby playing conditions at the Mennaye for many a year (if any!).

Other familiar names in Coventry's squad were those of Myles Dorrian, Laurie McGlone, Ian Nimmo, Carl Rimmer, Rudi Brits and Ollie Hodge - all of whom have worn our colours.

Best wishes, Phil W

 
Re: A Look Back in Time - Mennaye Mudfests
07 February, 2018 14:45
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Phil W
Yes, it was muddy - and with the floodlights on from the start the Mennaye appeared as a lit up lake.
'Bay' missed Lee Jarvis and Richard Carroll in the EDF Energy tie played in January 2008, but their available side (present day 'Pirate' Paul Andrew was on the bench for them that day) performed very well, despite a 12-3 defeat.

It was player-coach Brett Davey who piloted 'Cov' through the splash of a contest - the heavens having opened to produce the worst rugby playing conditions at the Mennaye for many a year (if any!).

Other familiar names in Coventry's squad were those of Myles Dorrian, Laurie McGlone, Ian Nimmo, Carl Rimmer, Rudi Brits and Ollie Hodge - all of whom have worn our colours.

Best wishes, Phil W

I remember the day very well. Awfull gonditions the Promanade was closed for safety reasons. But that is Coventry rfc only victory in Penzance. But maybe we will get another chance at that fingers crossed.



covmick/Michael Carter

 
Re: A Look Back in Time - Mennaye Mudfests
*Stalwart (IP Logged)
07 February, 2018 15:48
Love to see Cov back in the Championship. It would also be good to have Albion back. As the B and I cup is disappearing let's go back to a 14 team competition, and while we're at it, bring back playoffs.


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