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Discussion started by Unofficial Coventry Rugby (IP Logged), 30 November, 2019 19:53
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30 November, 2019 19:53
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/12/2019 17:00 by AdminBTCov.

Cliff Bennett
30 November, 2019 21:38
Is it Ant Hill or Amytyville? Either way, they were completely outclassed by a very much stronger Cov team which included a number of development players. On this showing, these development players have staked a very strong claim for inclusion in the first team squad. All, to a man, were impressive and didnít look at all out of place or overwhelmed. Maybe they were helped by the number of first team regulars but clearly these guys have a future.
And what a fairy tale for Henry Purdy to score on his debut. He had a look of determination about him and had several very close attempts to score before he finally crossed the line.
It was a shame that Amytyville scored a fourth a bonus point try. In my opinion, they were completely outclassed for the whole of the game and only scored when Cov switched off and let them back in.

01 December, 2019 09:17
Henry Purdy really impressed me especially when he scored in the second half. The acceleration, change of direction and variety of pace will have any team struggling. That team performance was fantastic. And we were without Trimble, Stokes, Oram, Jennings, Tolmie etc. They must have trained really hard for that one.

My only concern is for Tony Fenner. I do hope that he is okay.

01 December, 2019 10:42
Fenners injury was more of a downer than Ampthill gaining an undeserved bonus point from Coventry getting sloppy in the last 7 minutes; when we should of been capable of breaking the 70 points barrier.

But over all it was a relentless performance full of stylish rugby. A game where 6-7 players would not of disgraced the MOM award.

01 December, 2019 11:47
I too, was I.pressed by Purdy. He looked very hungry and his acceleration was very impressive. Having said that, I was also impressed with everyone else who wore the shirt yesterday but if I had to choose MOM, I'd say Nutley. Not necessarily because of his two tries but with ball in hand and his powerful tackling, he is a machine.
Oh Will Flinn too, Rob Knox, Luc...

In the interests of balance, there were two points that weren't great; taking re-starts and letting Ampthill score 4 tries. I feel this made Ampthill look a lot better than they were.

Lastly, I hope Fenner is ok. It was good to see him playing again. On form, hes a very good option at 10 or centre.

All views expressed in this post, are my own

Peter Redhead
02 December, 2019 13:17
Young Luc was outstanding against a very old head. He has come on leaps and bounds since his arrival at the Butts.

02 December, 2019 14:30
Peter Redhead
Young Luc was outstanding against a very old head. He has come on leaps and bounds since his arrival at the Butts.
Very true Peter. He certainly had him on the ropes at times. Kudos.

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