20th Nov, 2017

Upton slump to 44-17 defeat at Old Coventrians

Craig Gibbons 24th Oct, 2017

UPTON-upon-Severn were blown away at Old Coventrians as the hosts bullied their way to a comfortable 44-17 victory in Midlands Three (West) South.

With key players missing from the pack, Upton lacked the physicality to cope with the home sides powerful running and offloading game.

Having lost the toss and asked to play down the hill with the wind, the visitors knew they needed a good start and this was not forthcoming as Old Covs played with an intensity which Upton did just not have.

Within 20 minutes Upton were already three tries down but as they were unconverted, the home side led 15-0.

Upton did reduce the arrears with a Rob Heeley penalty and then Joe Ayres finished off a good break from George Ainge.

Heeley converted to make it 15-10 but from the restart Old Covs secured a bonus point with their fourth try to make it 20-10 at the break.

However, Upton were up against it after the break as the wind strengthened.

It was not long before the conditions took their toll Old Covs ran in a further four tries to give the hosts a 34-point cushion at 44-10.

Will Miekle then managed to snake his through to score a consolation try which Will Dovey converted.

Upton have no game this weekend and return to action with a home clash against Leamington on Saturday, November 4.

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