Coalville defeat a stubborn Peterborough

Last Updated: Sep 9, 2013 09:29pm
Whitwick, North West Leicestershire
By Stuart Middleton
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Led from the front by skipper Matt Chamberlain Coalville turned in a solid performance to defeat a stubborn Peterborough side who never gave up the fight scoring two tries late on in the game.

Both teams started off with testing kicks into opposition territory probing for an early score and it was the home side who drew first blood when new signing Joe Rumming stormed through three tackles to pass to Chris Flanaghan whose juggling act fooled the defence to score out wide Aaron Partridges conversion attempt fell just short 13mins 5-0.Coalville piled on the pressure with darting runs from Joel Wallace and Matt Twigg making in roads into the visitors 22 supported well by forwards Ollie Quaill,Henry Rothstein,Mark Davies and Jake Moretta and on 30mins Rumming and Flanaghan combined well for the latter to touch down Partridge was again short with the kick 10-0.The no10 soon made amends with a well struck penalty just before half time 13-0.

Coalville made a few changes after the break with Gary Springthorpe,Gaz Watrett and Jonny Hart coming on for Jake Nash,Wallace and Rothstein the momentum did not falter though as Joe Moretta and Ben Argyle linked well to put Chris Wykes through in the corner Partridges kick was again off target 18-0 on the hour.Peterbro` pulled a try back straight from the kick off for 18-5,although 10 mins later Partridges crossfield kick was expertly gathered by Myles Griffin who raced away to cross the whitewash Partridges kick was spot on this time 25-5 and the bonus point secured.With 2mins left man of the match Rumming capped of a fine display with Coalvilles 5th try 30-5.As the clock ran down Peterbro` scored their 2nd try under the posts with the conversion successfully taken it left enough time for Partridge to slot over another penalty to end the game 33-12 in Coalville`s favour.

Photograph: File pic


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