A DEPLETED Old Leamingtonians conceded four tries and a penalty as they slipped to a 15-29 defeat at home to Old Coventrians in the Midlands 3 West (South), reports Denis Fisher.
The first two tries were scored from almost unhindered breaks from midfield without a tackle being attempted and it was nearly half-time before OLs put together any joined up attacking play.
Tom Smith put the home side on the scoresheet with a well taken try following a phase of good attacking play almost on the half-time whistle, but the try went unconverted which gave Old Coventrians a 24 point lead at the break.
The second half was a transformation with OLs taking the game to the visitors and playing more like a team by putting Old Coventrians under constant pressure.
The home defence improved considerably and prevented Old Coventrians from putting together any structured play and it was OLs dominating possession and territory.
Reece Jones scored following good forward pressure that saw the bigger Old Coventrians pack pushed back over their own line, while soon after further strong forward pressure saw the ball moved quickly out to winger Adam Stannard to cross in the corner.
OLs continued to apply pressure on the visiting defence but despite valiant efforts by the forwards, no further score was forthcoming to the disappointment of the home support.
This weekend OLs travel to Woodrush in what is the club’s penultimate game of the season.