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Coventry Bears Rugby LeagueCoventry Bears fought their way into the semi-finals of the Rugby League conference play-offs with a magnificent win at Manchester on Saturday.

They overcame their northern rivals despite having a very inexperienced team. The Bears are in their first season, with many players trying out the 13-man code for the first time, while Manchester’s squad are well used to the game.

The game was balanced on a knife-edge until the final minute. Coventry will now face Rotherham Giants at Warrington’s Wilderspool stadium next Sunday at 5pm, following the Super League game between Warrington Wolves and Salford City Reds.

Dan Price opened the scoring for the Bears by catching a bomb from Alex Van der Walt in the corner. James Cathcart converted and added a penalty and drop goal to give Coventry the edge at half time by nine points to seven.

The furious pace of the first half continued unabated in the second. Dan price scored a second try to take the score to 13-9, but Manchester were soon back in the game and levelled the score.

When James Cathcart scored a penalty it looked as if the visitors might hold on for a narrow win against the team that finished top of the Conference in the league section of the season.

Manchester threw everything at Coventry, who held on grimly.

Then, with only a minute left on the clock, Manchester kicked down field from inside their own half.

Adam Lindsay charged down the kick and somehow managed t stay on his feet and catch the ball before racing 30 yards to score a try.

James Cathcart delighted the travelling fans by kicking the conversion to seal the victory.

Tickets for a coach to next week’s game are available from Ron Banks on 024 7645 5856.
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CWN / Sport / Rugby / Coventry Bears / 31 Jul 00

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