Just move on up and keep on wishing
Remember your dreams are your only schemes
So keep on pushing take nothing less not even second best
And do not obey you must have your say you can pass the test
Move on up
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
Listen to Curtis Mayfield, he knows:
Move on up towards your destination
You may find from time to time complications
Saturday was definitely a complication but, even so, Cov continue to move on up towards their destination.
And as the mists of disappointment and uncertainty begin to clear following Cov’s disappointing showing against promoted side Ampthill last weekend, it’s worth pointing out that even after that defeat, Cov’s performance this season relative to that of last continues to improve, strange as that my seem.
In the corresponding fixture last year against Richmond, the side relegated in April and whose place Ampthill have filled, Cov lost comprehensively 22-5 in what was arguably their worst performance of the 18/19 campaign.
This time around, despite the 19-17 loss and a similarly frustrating display, Cov still picked up a bonus point, taking us 9 points clear of where we were after the equivalent games last season.
For those unfamiliar with the Points Tracker, it does as the title indicates, tracks the points scored this season against the corresponding fixtures last season, thus giving a fairer reflection of the progress, or otherwise, Cov are making in this their second season in the Championship.
Many thanks to my lad Sam for coming up with this and updating it after each game.
The table below details the points earned from each game over the last season and a half(ish)
|Date||Home/Away||Vs||18/19 Points||19/20 Points|
|17/11/2019||Away||Newcastle Falcons||0 (L. Irish)||0|
and the table below indicates the points scored home and away.
|Home/Away||Matches||18/19 Points||19/20 Points|
Yes, the Ampthill result was definitely a huge disappointment and a game that we could have and should have won, taking nothing away from Ampthill – they did what they needed to do and did it well.
However, we still picked up a point against the newly promoted side away from home, whereas we failed to do so against the relegated side last season. A consolation prize I guess, but if we’re looking to see progress, 9 points ahead of where we were last season represents a decent return.
Returning home after the game on Saturday, I was as downbeat as most, but a period of reflection is never a bad thing and perhaps the bigger picture is a lot brighter than it might appear just now.
The bar chart below is probably the easiest way to show the difference over the two seasons. The loss last weekend mustn’t detract from the overall improvements being made by Coventry Rugby this season, however disappointing the performance against Ampthill was.
Just thought it would be good to focus on the positives.
Here’s hoping for a big response against London Scottish on Saturday.
Up the Cov.