Reed pleased Coops weather storm to beat Canvey Island

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 February 2019

Old Cooperians score a try earlier in the London Three Essex season (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Old Cooperians score a try earlier in the London Three Essex season (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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St Mary’s Lane club won 31-12 at weekend in difficult conditions away from home

Old Cooperians collected back-to-back wins in London Three Essex for the first time in September with a 31-12 success at Canvey Island on Saturday, much to the delight of head coach Pat Reed.

After beating high-flyers Chelmsford on their last outing, the St Mary’s Lane club followed that up with a five-try success at the weekend.

Chaz Goodchild nabbed a brace of tries in the win, while Tom Scott, Noel Evans and John Foong also dotted down.

Reed was pleased with the latest success for his sad, not least because he knows they’ve played better and lost this term.

Reed joked: “It’s nice to play badly and win for once!

“In all seriousness, the boys did well given the conditions which made it tough and we knew it would have an impact on the game.

“We played with the wind in our favour in the first half, but we didn’t take advantage of it as much as I would have liked and I thought that would have left us in trouble in the second half.

“Thankfully we were brilliant defensively and were played to our strengths which saw us score a few more tries.”

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