RUGBY LEAGUE: St Ives Roosters on the receiving end of a slice of revenge

St Ives Roosters player-coach Paul Ashbridge.

St Ives Roosters player-coach Paul Ashbridge. - Credit: Archant

St Ives Roosters endured a ‘bad day at the office’ last Saturday.

The local side were beaten 38-16 at St Albans Centurions in the East Premier Division only a week after seeing off the same opponents in the reverse fixture.

They conceded four first-half tries to fall 20-0 behind before David Sykes touched down to put their first points on the board.

The combination of injuries and controversial refereeing decisions saw Roosters fall further behind before player-coach Paul Ashbridge claimed a couple of consolation tries late on as he returned to action following a shoulder injury.

“Nothing went our way at all,” said Ashbridge. “It was a bad day at the office but we will put it behind us and move on.


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“We’ve got four games to go and three of those are at home so we’re still in good shape.”

The first of those home fixtures is against Brentwood on July 14.

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