Copious Cov Christmas Cheer
December 22 2019
THAT'S it then...
No more rugby for us this year. In fact, no more rugby at the BPA for nearly four weeks. Something we should be getting used to by now.
But I'm not.
I don't travel well these days, admittedly (my eyes and darkness don't mix, so the relatively short 20 mile drive home from Cov is plenty) so I won't be making the trip to Mobsville this time.
Scottish it is then. Looking forward to that.
NOTTINGHAM came to town yesterday looking to overtake Cov. That they didn't, probably amply demonstrates the strides that this Cov club have made over the last six or so months (that last ditch O'Leary drop-goal still irks somewhat).
Yes, as many have pointed out, Cov's lineout stuttered very badly for much of the game, giving the visitors ample opportunity to hone their driving maul, but overall, honours went to Cov's pack purely for the huge amount of grief they meted out in the set-piece.
It was a thing of beauty.
An echo of the sixties and seventies.
Visions of Juddy & Co taking apart the best packs in England and Wales with almost monotonous regularity.
Proper attritional knock-em-back rugby.
And the forwards were evidently enjoying every moment of it.
Not Just Vossy...
Yes, at least a couple of tries went begging and that always-valuable bonus point with them, but if you'd asked me (or, I'd wager, any Cov fan) before the game if I'd be happy finishing the day in second place, I'd have answered decidedly oh yes!
It was a lovely warm Christmassy feeling to be driving home with, even if it was dark and miserable beyond the windshield. That minor detail didn't seem to matter quite as much as usual.
...Everyone seemed happy!
Captain Marvel Ryan Burrows, who had a quite magnificent game at eight deservedly took the plaudits as Man of the Match (absolutely no arguments here as I'd already gone the same way even before Chris W announced the decision), but I'm sure he'd be the first to acknowledge the other (varied) seven who all helped make it happen.
OK, there were faults on the night. Balls were dropped, passes failed to go to hand, and that lineout. Nuff said there. However, overall, this was an excellent all-round team effort in difficult conditions for running, handling rugby, and my word the whole squad of 23 deserved it, and their upcoming Christmas break.
So, it's a Very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year to all of them, and to all of you, on this the last (probably) article on Butts talk for 2019.
Tries; Dacres, Buckle, Tolmie
Cons; Jennings (2),
Pens; Jennings (2)
(Pics courtesy Nick Meredith).
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Even better, ET are behind us in the table for the Christmas break. They had that coming to them.
Saturday's game under the lights with a big crowd proved our pedigree.
Season's greetings...... C'mon Cov !
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Says it all beautifully.
Merry Christmas Everyone
Their now is a major chance that this time next year we could of played at the ricoh or welford rd and our aspirations will truly be focused in ways no one could of dreamed of several years ago.
Merry Xmas to everyone.