Four wins on the spin for rampant Bulls

IN-FORM St Ives Bulls extended their winning run in Midlands Four East South to four games with a 43-15 home victory against Wellingborough OG.

IN-FORM St Ives Bulls extended their winning run in Midlands Four East South to four games with a 43-15 home victory against Wellingborough OG.

Some quick thinking from Jerome Walter put David Baker in to open Ives’ account just a minute into the match, although Jack Blackley missed the conversion.

The visitors hit back with a penalty and a converted try to get their noses in front.

But this only kick-started the Bulls into a period of dominance, which saw tries coming from Jamie Noble and a superb chip and chase from Mickey Drake, with one conversion attempt successful taking the score to 17-10 in Ives’ favour.


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Not to be outdone, Wellingborough retaliated and quickly snatched an unconverted try of their own to pull the deficit back to five points.

Then some direct words from head coach Alan Hine focused the minds of the Bulls and galvanised them into some incisive running.

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The home side enjoyed the majority of possession for the remainder of the game, scoring four more tries; a second for Baker, and one for Adam Scott, Greg Thurston and Walter, three of which were converted.

Bulls stand-in skipper Jim Robinson said: “The game could easily have been wrapped up in the first half, but for whatever reason we failed to convert.

“The second half made up for it and I feel the final scoreline is more of a true reflection of the game.”

Particular mention goes to the scrimmaging of the pack and the tackling of both Baker and Tom Mulqueen.

This weekend the Bulls will be looking to make it five wins on the spin as they visit Aylestone Athletic.

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