London Scottish Fall to Last Minute Defeat

23rd January 2024

It was another incredibly entertaining and tense day at the RAG as London Scottish recorded their fifth result in a row decided by less than 5 points. A last minute halfway line penalty from Connor Slevin drifted wide of the uprights to hand the game to Coventry after a spirited comeback from the home side.

Coventry started the game the faster and racked up four tries in the first half. The away side took their chances well on almost all occasions, but London Scottish will bemoan a faltering set piece and some missed tackles which allowed Coventry over the line.

However, two chargedowns from Matas Jurevicius bagged the man of the match a brace of tries. A wonderful crossfield bomb from Slevin would also see Luke Mehson pick up the loose ball to dive in for a try of his own. At the half time break Coventry lead 17-28.

The beginning of the second half was a cagey affair with both sides jostling for field position. However, it was the Exiles who would strike first. After a series of phases on the line Tom Marshall crashed his way over the line to draw London Scottish within a score.

It would be number eight Marshall who would put London Scottish’s noses in front in the 60th minute as he dove over the line off the back of a driving maul. However, Coventry would hit straight back with a try of their own to make the scores 31-33 to the away side.

In what looked like one of the final plays of the game Will Trenholm found the line after a period of pressure to seemingly hand London Scottish the win. However, Coventry showed great spirit to come back and score with just seconds on the clock.

As the clock went red, Scottish were handed a lifeline through a penalty just inside the Coventry half. Slevin lined up the kick at goal but despite having the distance couldn’t quite control the direction. Coventry would come away the victors after another spirited performance from the part time London Scottish against a full time outfit.

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