Triumph for Tows

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UTILITY back James Falvey had a near-perfect kicking game as Tows triumphed in a ding-dong encounter away at Coalville.

Falvey stamped his mark on the game by converting seven of Tows’ eight tries.

Tows started well with a try from Chris Kirby after five minutes.

They were repeatedly penalised in the scrum and by the 25th-minute mark the hosts had closed the gap to 6-7 with two penalties.

Then the Tows’ pack drove back the home eight for scrum-half Dave Stocks to tap down.

They added another try soon after when full-back Matt Yuill released Chrissie George to score under the posts.

Now 15 points up, they switched off and a quick penalty saw Coalville right-wing Russ James cross for a try to make it 11-21 at half-time.

Tows responded straight after the restart with Kirby bagging his second providing Tows with a bonus point.

But Coalville again refused to lie down and scored a second try to keep Tows in check at 18-28.

The game swung back to Tows when Richard Tustian added a trademark score from a line-out drive. But Coalville bounced back, this time driving their number eight over for a try to make it 23-33.

Then Chrissie George tricked the defence by chipping into space for Dave Williams to race over in the corner.

With the hosts desperate to salvage a bonus point, they threw caution to the wind allowing Tows to score the try of the day.

Tows flipped the ball between forwards and backs for Stocks to score his second under the posts.

Another try followed from Adam Wilkinson and Tows led by 31 points.

Coalville had the final word, scoring late into injury time to seal the bonus point and lift themselves off the bottom of the table.