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A very good performance by Caldy against a best available Sale Sharks side. In atrocious conditions not having the ball was probably a good thing and in the first half Caldy had a lot of good things! Sale Sharks had circa 85% possession and territory but apart from two line out drives book ending the half the Sharks couldn't break down Caldy's defence.

Time and time again the du Preez twins and Jonny Hill trucked the ball up but they were continuously smashed back. 0-12 down at half time became 0-17 at the start of the second period but if the script was for the Sharks to start to pull away Caldy hadn't read it.

The introduction of Raffi Quirke on the 45 minute mark put more pace into the Sharks but as the weather improved Caldy had much the better of the next 30 minutes in territory, possession and inventiveness .A glorious chip in behind by Lewis Barker put Connor Wilkinson in under the posts to get Caldy on to the score board and it was game on. 

A few times Caldy were within driving range of the Sharks try line but the street smarts of Jonny Hill and the heavy weight Sharks pack stemmed the tide. Although the Sharks redoubled their efforts in the last 7 or 8 minutes and managed to secure the bonus point with the last play of the game, it was a messy and unclear score.

The match was a feisty affair with numerous flash points as a defiant and physical Caldy refused to be bullied by their more illustrious Manchester neighbours. Caldy scrum half Chris 'Tyson' Pilgrim scrapping with the Shark's pack delighted the big home support and was typical of the fight within this Caldy squad..

A great competitive game at Paton Field


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Can we just all acknowledge that Coventry managed to draw two matches out of 4? That is a might, and mighty odd feat.
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Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Can we just all acknowledge that Coventry managed to draw two matches out of 4? That is a might, and mighty odd feat.

And on the Cov note. How wonderful to see the Cov 9 come off the bench for Tonga and then score one of the tries of the tournament against the mighty Bocs!! Brilliant stuff.
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Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Can we just all acknowledge that Coventry managed to draw two matches out of 4? That is a might, and mighty odd feat.

And on the Cov note. How wonderful to see the Cov 9 come off the bench for Tonga and then score one of the tries of the tournament against the mighty Bocs!! Brilliant stuff.

Coventry 10. But it was a great try.
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Originally posted by Whistle watcher Whistle watcher wrote:

Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Can we just all acknowledge that Coventry managed to draw two matches out of 4? That is a might, and mighty odd feat.

And on the Cov note. How wonderful to see the Cov 9 come off the bench for Tonga and then score one of the tries of the tournament against the mighty Bocs!! Brilliant stuff.

Coventry 10. But it was a great try.
I did wonder why.Chudley was over here!Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brizzer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2023 at 10:55
Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Originally posted by Whistle watcher Whistle watcher wrote:

Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Can we just all acknowledge that Coventry managed to draw two matches out of 4? That is a might, and mighty odd feat.

And on the Cov note. How wonderful to see the Cov 9 come off the bench for Tonga and then score one of the tries of the tournament against the mighty Bocs!! Brilliant stuff.


Coventry 10. But it was a great try.

I did wonder why.Chudley was over here!Wink

Sorry, my bad … just got over excited by the quality of the try!!
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One of the things I've enjoyed while watching Pat Pellegrini at Cov is his willingness to back himself in attack. That try was typical of that approach.
We missed him on Saturday.
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As an Oaks supporter I probably woke up the entire neighbourhod when Pellingrini scored. 
What a journey in the space of 18mths. Still visits his mates here for a beer. 
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