Saturday 5th March 2011
Cov Tech 15 - 8 Coventrians
Mids 5 West South
6 in a Row Goes West as Tech Tubbies Rumble
Covents' 5 game winning streak came to an end at Mitchell Ave as they were out muscled by a bigger and heavier bunch of fat boys dressed in green. For 50 minutes we grappled manfully but shorn of Giz, Adam Booth and Haydon Clarke it was a struggle getting enough ball. There were flashes of quality though as half backs Tom Gough and Scrappy tried again and again to kick start the boys in blue and powerhouse Number 8 Neil Walters went on several trademark surges.
Half time 12-0 to Tech and then a substitution brought about a sea change as Wayne 6 brandies came on for Joe Plimley and DJ moved to prop. Suddenly, with 25 left Covents started firing, driving and pushing Tech back in mauls and scrums. This resulted in a penalty which Lawrence thumped over from distance to make the score 15-3 and on the hour, a try from Wayne after good work from our pack and Neil Walters for 15-8. Then a moment that turned the game; one of Tech's props pulled out a tatooed washing line to stop Tom Gough and was shown a (customary) red card. This left them with 14 but also brought about uncontested scrums which meant, although still time for Vallis to see yellow for some fancy disco footwork, the game petered out as blue momentum was lost.
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