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Coventry v Hartpury – Match Tweets

  • 14:10 50 minutes til kick off and players beginning to come out onto pitch
  •  14:19 Steady stream through turnstiles, earlier than usual.
  • 14.36 Cov into routines now. Certainly seem fired up!
  • 14.56 Getting close now! Atmosphere building!!!
  • Hartpury out onto pitch followed by Cov. Good response from crowd!

First Half

  • 0 mins Cov to kick off..now!
  • 1 mins Cov attacking
  • 2 mins Over line! Ref consults Try to Dom
  • 3 mins Gone with conversion near touch. Missed. 5-0
  • 4 mins Poor decision by ref…Knock on against Cliff. Scrum Hartpury in our half
  • 5 mins Cov in old kit
  • 6 mins Cov penalised..offside at loose. Pen kick 40 yards out to left
  • 5-3
  • 8 mins Flowing move from Hartpury 70 metres see them score. Reality check for Cov
  • 9 mins Converted 5-10
  • This is the test we’ve needed
  • Hartpury knock on from kick off
  • 11 mins Cov scrum on Hartpury 22…having to be retaken
  • 12 mins Cliff bundled into touch 5 metres out and promptly injures shoulder again!
  • SUB
  • Cliffie off Ryan on
  • 16 mins Cov retaining possession through phases and win pen. Jones to left corner
  • Lost lineout
  • 17 mins Give away needless pen. Hartpury clear lines
  • 19 mins Hartpury move into Cov 22 but Jones and Dom defend well
  • 20 mins Loti great in loose and wins ball
  • Cov pen…Jones to corner again
  • 21 mins And we loose ball again
  • And then penalised!
  • 22 mins Cov penalised again in ruck
  • 23 mins Hartpury kick to out 50m line
  • 25 mins Jones kicks ball straight out…back to our 40 metre line
  • Lineout won and good break by Baker
  • 26mins Promising attack ended by wasted kick from Jones
  • Break for Hartpury injury.
  • 29 mins Cov seeing more of the ball.Jones high ball…good work from Ryan wins Cov penalty
  • Right hand corner…third time lucky…no lost again
  • 30 mins Cov win pen. Quick tap and help up under posts. Scrum 5 metres
  • 32 mins so close now
  • Knox goes over…phew!
  • 33 mins Jones with another difficult conversion. Missed…10-10
  • 34 mins SUB
  • McNulty on for Hartpury
  • 39 mins Cov looking much stronger now. Pen in front if posts
  • Jones gets it….13-10
  • 40 mins Hartpury strong from kick off
  • 40 + 1 mins And score under posts
  • Converted 13-17
  • 40+2 mins Cov looking a bit ragged. Price warned for impeding player
  • 40+ 3 mins Hartpury to take pen from half way line….missed
  • 40 +4 mins Half time. Morgan needs to have a few words

Half time

  • Attendance less than 1100. World cup must be a factor
  • Lineout poor at the moment. Hope on????

Second Half

  • 41 mins Teams coming out for second half
  • No changes!
  • 43 mins Cov with scrum on half way line
  • 44 mins Cov on the attack
  • 45 mins Win penalty 5 metres out. Oliver did well
  • 46 mins Lineout won
  • But scrum given to Hartpury. Not sure why!
  • 48 mins Problems settling scrum
  • 50 mins Pen Cov…No 6 stamped on Cov player. Spoken to but no card. Kick to corner
  • Yellow card Hartpury pulling player down
  • Prop was player yellow carded
  • 51 mins Morgan shouting for scrum
  • Which we take!
  • 52 mins But they win scrum
  • 53 mins Jones chips…Dom chases…ref checks but try not given
  • Back for pen. Another kick to corner
  • 55 mins Catch and carry…Pricey over…deserved after lots of possession. Jones with kick
  • Conversion missed. 18-17
  • SUB
  • Thorne off Sigley on
  • Lotti off Woodburn on
  • 59 mins Cov collapse scrum. Hartpury opt for kick at goal… wide to right…30 metres. Gets it
  • 18-20
  • 61 mins Accidental offside as two player collide…frustration building up. 30 mins left
  • Hope warming up
  • 62 mins Our scrum a mess… penalised…kick 40 metres out to left of posts.
  • 63 mins 18-23
  • SUB
  • Price off Hope on
  • 64 mins Another penalty against Cov
  • Hartpury kick to half way line
  • 66 mins Cov pen…in front of kicker. Jones to Hartpury 40 metre line
  • 67 mins Cov knock on…scrum Hartpury
  • 70 mins Another pen to Hartpury following scrum
  • 71 mins Huge kick into our 22
  • 72 mins Great break out of defence but knock on brings it to end
  • 75 mins Cov attacking again. Win pen. Kick to corner. Delayed by another Hartpury injury
  • Going for 3 points. Interesting decision!
  • Gets it…21-23. Come on Cov
  • 77 mins And we knock on after more another phase of possession
  • 78 mins Everton for Evans…not his best game
  • Oliver MoM
  • 79 mins Scrum and penalty to Hartpury.  Cov no answer to Hartpury
  • 80 mins
  • Pen missed
  • SUB
  • Roberts off Lotti on
  • Sigley off and Thorne on
  • 80+1 mins Cov pushing forward
  • 80+3 mins Pen earn pen….37 metres out…wide to right. Could be last kick of match
  • I feel sick…
  • Misses…
  • 80+5 mins Hartpury player down…we lose advantage. Scrum
  • 80+7 mins another pen to Cov…opt for corner!
  • And lose throw….
  • 80+8 mins Stomach not over yet…another pen to Cov same position as last.
  • 80+9 mins 40 metres way out to left…misses. Final whistle. Cov lose 21-23

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