By Brian Dick, Coventry Telegraph.
September 18 2012
AFTER helping his side secure their first win of the season with a full house, Cliffie Hodgson is optimistic Coventry are finally up and running.
The South African fly-half bagged a try, a drop goal, a penalty, three conversions and 17 of Cov’s points in Saturday’s 37-5 victory over Cambridge.
The much-needed result came on the back of an underwhelming start to the campaign in which the Butts Park outfit had opened with two consecutive defeats.
But they finally began to resemble the sum of their eclectically-assembled parts at the weekend, as the forwards laid a solid platform and Hodgson, in just his third game since moving from Rotherham in the summer, was able to orchestrate a promising performance.
The 23-year-old believes it was the first of many. “It was a big thing for the team,” he said
“We have had a tough couple of weeks behind us after getting off to a slow start to the season.
“We are still a new bunch of guys coming together and responding the way we did after having our backs against the wall as early as two games in, shows a lot of character. This is the start of bigger and better things.
“We understood where we went wrong and we learned from those first two games.
“We have rectified things in each game and while we were unlucky against Cinderford we learned something from it.
“After the first two games we stuck to the gameplan a lot more. Things just came together on Saturday.
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