Hinckley 85 v Old Coventrians 0 . Sunday 11th November
On a fine sunny Armistice day morning, Hinckley U15’s faced Old Coventrians U15’s. Hinckley U11’s joined the U15’s on the stadium pitch to observe a perfect two-minute silence.
Hinckley continue to play excellent, disciplined running rugby as they run in thirteen unanswered try’s against a gutsy OC side.
Try 1, came within three minutes of their own KO. Hinckley forced a penalty just inside OC half, which was kicked to touch setting up a line out on OC ten-meter line. Hinckley formed a driving maul from the line out pushing the big OC pack over the goal line, the ball eventually grounded by Burton.
Try 2, five minutes later with Allen linking with Jaques who powered through OC defense to score under the posts. Allen converting his first of eight conversions.
Try 3, followed Hinckley winning their own scrum on the half way line, the ball fed through the backs as Full Back Golding joined the line to score under the posts.
Try 4, came after OC first real pressure of the game, Hinckley turned the ball over on their own try line, Allen with a delightful chip over OC advancing line to find Jaques who ran the length of the pitch to score under the posts.
Try 5, OC heads were now dropping, as Burton collected the kick off, off - loaded to Allen “out the back door” who found Moore in support to sprint around his opposite number to score under the posts.
Try 6, again straight from kick off Hinckley collected the ball and ran at OC, Prop Goodwin found himself in the back line and off-loaded to L.Whittingham on the wing to glide down the right flank to score.
Try 7, Hutton stealing the ball from an OC maul inside Hinckley ten-meter line, finding Underwood who in turn found Jaques to score a fine hat-trick.
Try 8, was the nail in the coffin for a beaten OC side, Burton picking up a loose ball spilled by OC back line to score under the posts. And end the first half Hinckley 52 – Old Coventrians 0.
Fair play to Old Cov’s who agreed to carry on for the second half knowing they were already beaten.
Try 9, within five minutes of the restart, Moore finding Smith who stepped his opposite number to score under the posts.
Try 10, straight from KO, Burton collecting the ball and ran straight through the deflated OC side to complete his hat-trick under the posts.
Try 11, OC penalty kick did not find touch, which was punished by Hinckley who fed the ball through the complete back line to Dewfield on the wing to score under the posts.
Try 12, Hinckley force a penalty on their ten – meter line, which was taken quickly and fed through the backs to A.Whittingham to score under the posts. A. Whittingham converting his own try.
Try 13, Hinckley’s final try came after a late push from OC looking for a consolation try, Smith gathered the ball within the Hinckley goal area to run the length of the pitch and score under the posts.
Final score Hinckley 85 – Old Coventrians 0
Defense was key today, every single Hinckley player tackled, and tackled again. OC’s on the other hand seemed to have forgotten the importance of a strong defense. Hinckley remained focused, disciplined and continued to play the style of rugby practiced on the training pitch.