By John Wilkinson, Coventry Telegraph.
October 9 2012
ULTIMATELY, an emphatic win for Coventry who finished the game in total control with a dominant pack securing two tries in the final four minutes to ensure a five-point haul.
But they had to be patient and it took the best part of an hour to subdue a battling Macclesfield side who suffered the early loss of skipper and playmaker Tom Eaton – injured in the warm-up – and were in contention until midway through the second period.
Cov certainly finished better than they started. Chances came and went in the opening quarter as Cov coughed up possession at the wrong moment, which in turn led to unnecessary pressure at the other end.
Defensively, however, Cov were excellent as they withstood a good ten minutes under the cosh – twice holding up lock David Marwick over the line – before breaking out to score a try in added time at the end of the half for an 8-3 lead.
It was a game-turning moment, and nine points from the persistent boot of Cliffie Hodgson eased Cov into a more comfortable position by the end of the third quarter before – with Macclesfield’s attacking threat on the wane – the alert Greg Evans stepped in to claim his third interception try of the season, running in from halfway to leave Hodgson a simple conversion.
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