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Coventry Bears Rugby LeagueCoventry Bears continued their unbeaten start to the season with a fine win against a Leicester side that could not match the away teamís commitment.

The Bears now are top in both the National Composite Table and the Western Conference with 6 points in 3 games.

The game was a rough and tough contest that saw Leicesterís coach dismissed from the field.

The Bears opened the scoring after only seven minutes when Francis Slater first broke through and then kicked ahead for Andy Lewis to win the foot race to score near the posts.

Leicester were back on terms only three minutes later. This was to be the only time Leicester broke down a resolute Coventry defence.

From then on, Coventry cut loose with forwards and backs regularly breaking through.

Two tries by Danny Malin and one by Rich Davies and good kicking by James Cathcart, who in addition to conversions, scored a drop goal that took the score to Leicester 6 Ė Coventry 23 at half time.

The second half saw Coventryís vociferous band of travelling supporters having plenty to cheer about as the Bears increased their lead.

Tries by Ben Shepherd, a second by Andy Lewis, two tries by James Cathcart and a further try by Danny Malin who completed his hat trick ensured that Leicester were well and truly beaten.

Coventry Tries:

Danny Malin 3, Andy Lewis 2, James Cathcart 2, Rich Davies, Ben Shepherd

Goals: James Cathcart 7 + 1 drop goal
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CWN / Sport / Rugby / Coventry Bears / 23 May 00

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