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Jets end season with home defeat

30/07 Updated: 04/08 11:10

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Jets' partnership with the charity Macmillan Cancer Support has raised £813. The money, handed over before Saturday's game, was collected at a series of events throughout the season.

THE Jets ended their season on a low note as they crashed to a third straight defeat.

The previously winless Merseyside Nighthawks came from behind at Bredon Avenue to take a well deserved 25-14 victory back north.

It meant Paul Rickhuss' young team finished in fifth place in the 2012 BAFA National League Division One with four wins, five defeats and a draw.

The head coach said: "When I took on the job my main aim was to make sure we had a team that could be competitive in a ten game season.

"As the year went on I began to think we had a shot at the playoffs so it’s been a disappointing way to finish, but we have a very strong foundation to build upon."

Joe Black, part of the 2008 National Championship Jets side, proved a thorn in the hosts’ side with two touchdowns as well as a vital late reception.

John Maher and Harry Routledge both returned interceptions for scores and Black added an extra point kick to rub salt into the Jets’ wounds. Tony Perkins scored twice on the ground for Coventry who were well beaten.

West Coast Trojans topped the division with Lancashire Wolverines and Nottingham Caesars joining them in the play offs.

Jets will now focus on recruitment and are looking for players to play both flag and kitted football. For details visit covjets.com or follow the club on Twitter at twitter.com/CoventryJets.

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