RUGBY UNION: COVENTRY had been threatening a full 80-minute performance for some time, and director of rugby Rowland Winter was delighted that it finally came in a crushing 73-8 win at Old Albanian.
The visitors ran in 11 tries in the St Albans sunshine to register the club’s highest score and biggest winning margin away from home in league rugby.
Will Maiset added another 21 points to his tally for the season, while winger Max Trimble joined Coventry’s list of league hat-trick scorers on a day to remember for the National League One club.
“Our weakness this year has been taking our foot off the gas, so I was probably most pleased that we kept constant pressure on,” said Winter. “We kept our execution levels high and we were clinical with our finishing.
“I was really pleased with the attitude. Our defence was strong, we wanted to nil them on tries and didn’t quite get there, but today the boys were outstanding.
“They had a lot of early possession, but we were comfortable to pin them back and make sure we used a little bit of the wind, play ‘good heads’ rugby and take our opportunities when they came.
“I think we did that, we were clinical and every chance we got, we took points.
“At half-time we just reminded them of the Macclesfield game at home when we were a lot of points up at the break and didn’t come through in the second half, and we also mentioned the Loughborough and Plymouth games.
“That’s six wins on the bounce, and it’s a Coventry team that’s got far more to come. Coventry is an indication of what we can do, scoring tries for fun and defending strongly, but there’s a lot more to come, and as the team sticks together and builds together, we’ll get results like that.”