Does anyone know where the pitch is? I can't see a thing!
By Chris Divall
A foggy day!!
A warm and sunny morning pitch side once the fog had lifted down at Coalville. A great turn out for the team who were prepared for a tough match, with Leicester Forest East having the reputation of being a good team with a large well drilled pack and so it turned out to be. A try for LFE in the first minutes of the match had us on our toes and delivered some great defensive play from some of our bigger players. Eventually the pressure told: from yet another series of forward drives, LFE eventually barged over the line for their 2nd try. Immediately, Coalville came back with some fantastic kicking forward and the ball eventually got into the hands of our winger and a try scored in the corner.
The second half was a mirror of the first, LFE through their forwards attacked over and over again and got another early try. Pressure was relived via kicks from Coalville but the bounce just wasn’t on our side until a long kick from LFE and some fast legs got the ball over the line for Coalville. More pressure from LFE resulted in a clear , untouchable run and another drive over the line. Coalville were straight into the action again with some battles to get it forward and scored, only for it to be ruled a knock on over the line. LFE then kept up the pressure and managed a couple of line breaks to extend the lead further.
Coalville began the next game and their rucking game started to cause LFE problems. A loose pass in midfield gave Coalville the opportunity to strike back as one of their wingers was first to it and had the legs to go in despite a couple of despairing attempts to bring him down.