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Coventry v London Welsh – the reprise

Below are the tweets from the Cardiff game….hopefully minus most of the original typos! Not the most flowing of reads but it does give some indication of how the game unfolded as it happened.

  • 1 minute’s silence for Phil Judd, Rob Walton and Vernon Morgan. Plus one other…
  • We’re off
  • Early tackle from Dom wins Cov throw
  • Lost lineout
  • Welsh looking strong in attack
  • 2 mins…Knock on…Cov scrum. Wheeling.
  • Cov retaining ball well until they go over the top.. Pen Welsh to corner
  • Not releasing..pen to Welsh. To corner. 5 metres out!
  • Throw not straight…phew!
  • Great play puts Cov out of defence to win penalty
  • In their 22 for first time
  • Lost ball…but Welsh knock on
  • Again Cov retain ball but penalty to Welsh breaks down attack
  • Great defence causes Welsh to throw away possession but poor kick gives throw to Welsh on their 22
  • Bit scrappy after 14 but Cov not overawed at all
  • Another pen to Welsh..kick to our 22
  • Try out wide to Welsh… Martyn Thomas..ex Cov!
  • 0-7 18 mins
  • Welsh looking strong now..runners everywhere!
  • Welsh give pen away just outside our 22
  • Much bigger crowd than I expected. Break for injury to Ben Thomas. He’s ok
  • Ryan taking dead ball kicks
  • Powerful run by Tincknell
  • Cov coming back into it..searing break by Ryan. 10 metres short. Pen to Cov. Corner
  • Poole for Roberts.
  • Blood
  • 27 mins Cov pen in front of posts….taking the kick at goal. Ryan nails it 3-7
  • Ryan knocks on from restart. Scrum in our 22
  • Pen from scrum to Cov
  • Welsh make 2 changes
  • Not releasing…pen to Cov. Kick to Welsh 10 metres line
  • Pailor breaks through midfield
  • Scrum Welsh in their 22 – Sigley for Thorne
  • Good little spell for Cov
  • Another pen to Cov…not rolling away. 26 metres out almost in front. Ryan to take it…6-7 38 mins
  • Sublime little kick through by Pricey into their 22
  • Half time. Warm applause for Cov who decide to stay out again…as do Welsh. Impressed with Cov for most of half. Had majority of possession
  • Morgan leading team talk..
  • Second half Woodburn off Foreman on Carpenter on Brown off
  • Attendance 976 for a pre-season. Fantastic!
  • Offside at base of scrum..pen welsh
  • Cov retaining ball well
  • Deliberate knock on. Welsh. Yellow card 14. Kick to corner. Come on Cov
  • Brilliant play through several phases sees Tincknell score
  • Close to touch…Ryan…11-7 conversion just wide
  • Welsh hit back straight away…from kick off regain possession to score wide in corner. Guy Armitage… 11-12 after 48
  • Big knock on by Foreman…
  • Pen to Welsh…kick to corner…on Cov 22 Hope for Price Haugh for Lespierre Preece off Molitika on
  • Scrum 15 metres out
  • Cov causing problems for Welsh in scrum but penalised
  • Welsh kick to corner
  • And score…catch and drive
  • Smith and Hodgson on Hamilton and Knox off 11-19
  • Pen to Cov.. Kick to touch finds half way line. Lot of ball but no end result
  • Too many unforced errors as Cov knock on.
  • Cov scrum now going backwards…Parkins and Oliver on for Carpenter and Foreman
  • Penalty try as Cov collapse rolling maul.
  • 11-26
  • Ryan off…Canning on…63 mins
  • Welsh rampant now…pen in our 22 sees kick for corner.
  • Welsh score again…break from lineout. Poor defensive there. 11-33 MacBurnie on for Ticknell
  • Welsh back in our 22 as we lose ball at breakdown. Evans off Everton on
  • Cov not rolling away…kick to corner. Ominous…
  • Sigley off. Brown on
  • Smith injured and off…looks to be ankle Hamilton on
  • Cov win penalty
  • Tincknell on for Weightman
  • Cov ragged now…losing ball too easily
  • Brown looks strong at prop
  • Quick hands by Welsh and we’re back defending our lines
  • Cov put together several phases and from 70 metres out Poole eventually goes over. Canning converts
  • 18-33 and full time

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