Ealing Trailfinders forwards coach Glen Townson was full of praise for his side’s attitude after they stretched their Championship winning run to eight matches at Coventry on Friday night.

A dominant first half display was the foundation on which the victory was built, as Ealing went in 14-3 up despite playing into the wind in tricky conditions.

Pat Howard and Kieran Murphy were the Trailfinders’ try scorers in the opening 40 minutes and, though Coventry went over midway through the second half, Steven Shingler’s long-range penalty sealed a 17-8 win for the visitors.

Townson said: “We are very pleased with that - we put a hell of a shift in.

“When you come to places like this on a Friday evening it is about your attitude and ours was spot on.

“Our game control was very good and I’m very pleased with the four points.

“You have 2,500 fans on top of you who are loud and noisy, and our attitude was fantastic.

“The boys deserve this – everyone has worked really hard since Christmas.”

Ealing now have a well-earned rest weekend and sit second in the table, 12 points behind leaders Newcastle, following their superb recent run.

“This block of games has seen us really kick on nicely,” Townson said.

“Our tactical awareness has definitely improved. We have total trust in this group, who are a tight-knit group, and those that aren’t in the team are pushing one another in training.

“That togetherness has started to come through.

“We need these nine days off but we will come back ready for the final nine or 10 games.

“It’s a cliché to say winning is a habit but there is a buzz and a confidence about the place.

“We won’t get ahead of ourselves. We will stay grounded and we will look forward to a couple of home games after the break.”

Ealing Trailfinders resume their Championship campaign at home to Yorkshire Carnegie on March 14.