By Brian Dick, Coventry Telegraph.
October 31 2012
BEN Toft hopes home comforts will help Coventry recover from the disappointment of their 22-20 defeat at Fylde.
For the second week running Phil Maynard’s men were leading with just one play to go only to squander their advantage and let slip a precious National One victory.
Against Richmond ten days ago it was a last-second penalty that left them with a draw but on Saturday they didn’t even have that consolation as Fylde scored a try to steal the spoils.
Toft and Coventry were devastated but the full-back has urged his team-mates to pick themselves up and be more bold when they face Blackheath this Sunday.
“We are disappointed but we have got five days to get over it and work on putting it right and we’ll make sure we do that,” he said.
“We’re back at home, where we love playing and haven’t been beaten for a while, so it’s an ideal opportunity for us to make up for it.
“There were loads of positives to come from Saturday. Fylde are supposed to be one of the good sides in this league and we went up there and matched them for 80 minutes.
“But in the last two weeks we have lost points on the last play so we have got to sort that out.
“Maybe that’s about coming out in the second half and backing ourselves to be more offensive and play with the ball more.”
But Toft admits the way things panned out at The Woodlands left them crestfallen.
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