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Discussion started by Unofficial Coventry Rugby (IP Logged), 20 April, 2019 18:26
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20 April, 2019 18:26
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 27/04/2019 13:06 by AdminBTCov.

covkid53
covkid53
20 April, 2019 18:42
Yay.....😊

Camouflage
Camouflage
20 April, 2019 19:56
That was a bruising encounter. Heath's tackle on their number ten finished his game early. Collectively, I think the team really earned that win with many tough tackles. When Beech broke through we had it covered. Their number 14's kicking today saved them from a big loss. Okay, he did miss some but Will Maisey was fantastic today.

The best move of the game for me was Jack Ram's tackle which made their player lob the ball straight into our path resulting in a try.

Thank you lads. We really enjoyed that win. The applause was well earned. Just do the same next weekend please.

Wazeroonie
Wazeroonie
21 April, 2019 08:36
It was a great day out. It got a bit nervy in the second half, but overall we deserved it. A few Donny fans myself and Mrs spoke to before and after were a credit to their club. Very welcoming and gracious in defeat.

HoboAl
HoboAl
21 April, 2019 09:06
It was a great away day and Doncaster is a great club. There were so many good performances it does go down as a team effort.

For me if one person sneaked the MOM it was Will Maisey. Tackled well, was immaculate with the boot, had one of his more creative games from the hand; then to top it all off picked a ball off the opposition then had a long hard sprint to the line in the heat to dot it down.

Well done Cov.

CharlieBravo
Cliff Bennett
21 April, 2019 09:34
Massive congratulations to all the team, the coaches and support staff. Whilst a number of players, Jack Ram and Will Maisey in particular, put in MoM performances, this was very much a team effort. The strength of some of the tackles was earth shattering and continued right through to the final whistle. A very well deserved five points.
A couple of observations........
- All season Iíve questioned the leadership of the team on the field. Much as I respect Heath, I honestly donít feel heís a good and inspiring captain. I hate to say it, but I feel that our win yesterday was in spite of him, not because of him.
- A couple of hopelessly wayward passes which went into thin air were the only blemishes from Charlie Beech. He played like we never saw him him play when he was with Cov. Perhaps he felt like he had a point to prove?
- I watched Ryan Burrows closely and I regret to say that I saw nothing which made me eagerly anticipate him being part of the Cov team next season. Or did I miss something?
- The Donny Supporters, by and large, were very decent people. I just felt it was a shame that so many of them drifted away and left the ground before the final whistle. To me that smacks of the football supporter mentality.

Tim Smith
Tim Smith
21 April, 2019 09:50
Hi Cliff...sorry I missed saying hello up at Donny. Just a quick comment in Stevens' defence. The tackle on their 10 he made fairly early on was a game changer for me. It was a real bonecruncher.

Their fly half took no further part in the game and Donny didn't appear to have a natural replacement. It was a massive disruption for them....

Not an observation about his leadership admittedly, but it was an important moment in the game.

CharlieBravo
Cliff Bennett
21 April, 2019 10:41
Youíre right Tim, it took the number 10 out immediately, and Heathís contribution as part of the team canít be faulted. Iím questioning his captaincy however. Most particularly, apart from yesterday, when weíve got ourselves into a winning position near the end of a game but donít have the ability to close the game out and to defend our lead.

HoboAl
HoboAl
21 April, 2019 11:55
Quote:
Charliebravo (Clif
I just felt it was a shame that so many of them drifted away and left the ground before the final whistle. To me that smacks of the football supporter mentality.[/quote



Football type supporters? You mean like me, my wife, Ian Devoy and Mick Orton; all ex CCFC season ticket holders and now CRC season ticket holders? We have all followed both teams all over the country and non of us have left a football ground or rugby ground early and we have witnessed some heavy defeats.

No doubt the Munster fan that ran on the pitch yesterday and the Bedford fan who tried to distract our kicker at Bedford, the Ampthill fans booing the Rosslyn kicker as he was trying to convert a last kick penaly; no doubt all football type supporters in your eyes, when it is clear to me they have all been rugby fans.



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Rob C
Rob C
21 April, 2019 13:02
Let's face it, there are increasing incidents of unpleasant behaviour at rugby grounds, perhaps we're still sheltered by it in our division and thankfully at BPA for the most part.
I have to say I've seen rugby supporters leave a ground early many times over the years.

CharlieBravo
Cliff Bennett
21 April, 2019 14:23
It was a new experience for me, and a disappointing one to see supporters leaving because their team appeared to be not going to win. If it happens/has happened at rugby grounds I still think itís a shame.

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OldNick
21 April, 2019 14:53
Quote:
Charliebravo (Cliff Bennett)
It was a new experience for me, and a disappointing one to see supporters leaving because their team appeared to be not going to win. If it happens/has happened at rugby grounds I still think itís a shame.

It happens regularly at the BPA - a few go even if weíre winning, but losing at home tens walk out in the last ten minutes.

Wazeroonie
Wazeroonie
22 April, 2019 00:32
Charliebravo, I also noticed that from where I was -the terrace opposite the main stand- that a lot of the Donny fans near me and Mrs had cleared off before the final whistle. They may have gone to the bar or went home I canít say. As the few people we spoke to after, they've had had a very frustrating season just like us.

A couple of Donny fans told us we were welcome to Ryan Burrows, he was yellow carded the week before v Carnegie and he was penalised 10 meters v Cov and was was too mouthy to the ref in their opinion.

Whether leaving early is a Ďfootballí thing or not, whatever the reasons- why some Cov fans see it as some kind of criticism of them is a tad baffling.



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