RUGBY: Brilliant Bulls reach halfway stage on a high thanks to demolition of Daventry

PUBLISHED: 14:15 18 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:15 18 December 2017

Josh Dear races in for a try during St Ives' victory against Daventry. Picture: PAUL COX

Josh Dear races in for a try during St Ives' victory against Daventry. Picture: PAUL COX

Paul Cox

Table-topping St Ives saved their best until last – when storming to a stunning success in their final fixture of 2017.

Josh Meadows with the ball as St Ives thrashed Daventry. Picture: PAUL COXJosh Meadows with the ball as St Ives thrashed Daventry. Picture: PAUL COX

Phil Brown’s men produced a 14-try demolition of Daventry when strengthening their grip on Midlands Division Three South (East) top spot following a 92-3 rout.

It was a victory which extended their perfect start to 15 games in all competitions and ensured their first target was passed with flying colours.

Captain Ollie Bartlett said: “The first goal has always been to reach Christmas unbeaten and we’ve now achieved that. We could hardly have done it in a better way than scoring 14 tries in a game in which we didn’t concede one.

“The lads can all enjoy the festive season now and return refreshed for the challenges that lie ahead in the new year.”

Duncan Williams was one of the try-scorers for St Ives. Picture: PAUL COXDuncan Williams was one of the try-scorers for St Ives. Picture: PAUL COX

St Ives could easily have managed a century of points given they were guilty of spurning a number of good scoring opportunities in the opening quarter of the contest.

They eventually hit the front when Paul Ashbridge sliced through the Daventry defence to touch down. He then laid on the second try for Duncan Williams.

Captain Ollie Bartlett and player-coach John Naylor also crossed the line before the break to ease the hosts into a 26-0 advantage.

Daventry avoided a whitewash when sending over a penalty early in a second period which quickly became all about the Bulls as their forwards laid the perfect platform for the backs to run riot.

Albiee Tayedzerwa grabbed two tries in St Ives' 92-3 drubbing of Daventry. Picture: PAUL COXAlbiee Tayedzerwa grabbed two tries in St Ives' 92-3 drubbing of Daventry. Picture: PAUL COX

Pete Fahey and Albiee Tayedzerwa got in on the try-scoring act before Josh Dear went over for a fine team effort.

Mickey Drake then joined the party before Naylor was the beneficiary of a Williams surge to cap another tidy move with five points.

Drake sprinted in for a second try to take the St Ives tally into double-figures, but they were not about to relent as Ashbridge and Tayedzerwa both matched Drake’s feat.

Ollie Raine, who climbed off his sick bed to take his place in the Bulls team, added his name to a lengthy list of try-scorers before Drake completed his hat-trick to bring the blitz to an end.

Ashbridge was successful with 11 of his conversion attempts as his boot supplied another 22 points to the Bulls’ monster tally.

The Midlands Division Three East (South) season resumes in the new year. St Ives entertain Leicester Forest on January 6.

* Paul Jones ran in a 20-minute hat-trick of tries as St Ives 2nds beat Shelford 4ths 52-10 last Saturday.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

13 minutes ago

A man has been seriously injured after falling from a roof in Papworth.

43 minutes ago

Historic Houghton Mill will be opening its doors to the public for special guided tours this summer.

07:51

Train operator Govia Thameslink had assured the secretary of state for transport that it was ready to introduce a new timetable three weeks before chaos hit local railway services, Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly has said.

Friday, July 20, 2018

A convicted robber has been jailed for eight years after he was caught by DNA from his hat which he had left behind after the gunpoint hold-up of a shop in Buckden.

PROMOTED CONTENT

County Windows, with showrooms in St Ives and Willingham, can offer unpressured and expert advice on all their uPVC windows and Solidor composite doors, of which they are now a leading installer.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Hunts Post weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy