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Not Happy at Headingley

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By AdminBTCov
December 15 2018

It seems Cov won't be getting any Christmas presents this year, as yet another away game slipped away from them, in the frozen wastes of Leeds.

Playing in front of a very small and not particularly festive crowd in the wide open spaces of the Rhinos' and Carnegie's home pad, Cov didn't manage to weather the weather, or the rejuvenated attack of the Championship basement side.

Will Maisey failed to convert an early penalty chance, but Jack Ram atoned with a try. The extras went begging though, leaving Cov 5-0 up, and looking for their first away win of the season.

Sadly though, the home side pulled back three with a simple penalty, and then a crossfield kick was collected by Te Rure and suddenly Cov were 10-5 in arrears.

Worse followed, with a Cov mistake in their own half leading to what turned out to be the killer try to Leeds, by Davey.


Cum on Feel the Noize - The draw of the Championship Cup

The result leaves the top of the Championship Cup table as it was before the game, with Leeds securing a home tie in the quarter finals, and Cov forced to travel (to the Madejski I believe, but await confirmation as nobody seems to fully ken the regs of this glorious competition).

Away form? Pah! Back to the real deal games though now, albeit the next home one being some weeks away in this appallingly 'planned' and disjointed season. Thanks for caring, RFU.

Full Time Score: Carnegie 15-5 Coventry

Try: Jack Ram

Crowd: Small (or 750 according to The Rugby Paper, or 1000 according to Leeds' official website report).

Weather: F-f-freezin' & wet

Pictures: Nick Meredith









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Not Happy at Headingley
Unofficial Coventry Rugby (IP Logged)
15/12/2018 15:16
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018:12:23:17:25:46 by AdminBTCov.

Re: Not Happy at Headingley
Mark (IP Logged)
15/12/2018 16:30
Big hand to all the traveling support in very Arctic conditions.
Neither side warmed the atmosphere,
Lino missed a blatent foot in touch for their first try, but hey ho, cant criticize .... His eyes must of ben frozen .
Wishing Santa brings better away days results even before the big day...
Nottingham would be a very pleasant scalp to take, especially for forum followers
Merry xmas Mighy CRFC and followers

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2018:12:15:16:33:08 by Mark.

Re: Not Happy at Headingley
HoboAl (IP Logged)
15/12/2018 18:09
I didn't expect us to win anyway. But we kept it fairly tight. I have been told we dominated 2nd half just failed to score.

Not sure how quarter finals are decided? Is it a draw? If so it will probably be Carnegie away lol!

Re: Not Happy at Headingley
Mark (IP Logged)
15/12/2018 18:30
We far from dominated, certainly never threatened more than once.
From whàt i gather we would play them on ranking but can't play someone from your own group so sounds like Jersey or Pirates away !

Re: Not Happy at Headingley
OldNick (IP Logged)
15/12/2018 20:30
We spent almost all the second half after the early Tyke’s try, pressuring their line, but couldn’t get through and score. When my photos appear you’ll see quite how much time we spent there.
The rest of the half was spent on the building site half of the ground watching Coventry advNce, lise the ball, and have it booted back to their own 22.

Re: Not Happy at Headingley
Mark (IP Logged)
15/12/2018 21:28
Old Nick. Your always right. And i was there without a lense just good eyes as i was the only one to pick before a replay to see their first try had a foot in touch for no reason on the run in.... And have most of the supporters club to verify that

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2018:12:15:21:33:39 by Mark.

Re: Not Happy at Headingley
CovBlueLou (IP Logged)
15/12/2018 21:54
London Irish away by reckoning
Re: Not Happy at Headingley
Maxee (IP Logged)
16/12/2018 07:11
A win would have meant Pirates @ home; the loss means it London Irish away.

Re: Not Happy at Headingley
OldNick (IP Logged)
16/12/2018 09:02
I certainly didn’t spot the foot in touch, as I was up at the end Coventry were meant to be attacking at that stage - and not watching the big screen.
In the first half I saw very little of the hams at my end. The second half was a very different matter.

Re: Not Happy at Headingley
Mark (IP Logged)
17/12/2018 16:34
No comment from anyone at the club regarding Saturday,. Hope they are coming up with a plan A, B and C to use in play if needs be to overcome Nottingham and finally banish the away day troubles

Re: Not Happy at Headingley
OldNick (IP Logged)
17/12/2018 17:57
The club press officer was on holiday this weekend, and had other people covering essentials, including the match report.

It may well be that he is still on holiday, and if so I wouldn’t be surprised if all we saw this week were the essentials - squad selection and match report.

Re: Not Happy at Headingley
AdminBTCov (IP Logged)
20/12/2018 13:40
A few of Nick's pix now added to the story, above.

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