RUGBY LEAGUE: Rampant Roosters roar to monster away triumph

Gabriel Edwards scored four tries for St Ives Roosters. Picture: PAUL COX

Gabriel Edwards scored four tries for St Ives Roosters. Picture: PAUL COX - Credit: Archant

St Ives Roosters continued their successful start to the East Premier Division season with a spectacular away success.

The local lads went on a 16-try rampage as they slammed Milton Keynes Wolves 88-8 last Saturday.

Doug Smith raced in for the opening try with Will Mandley, Gabriel Edwards, Jack Trolove, David Sykes, Mickey Drake and Barnie West also touching down in the first half.

The home side grabbed a consolation on the stroke of half-time, but normal service was swiftly resumed in the second period.

Mandley claimed his second try before Tommy Newman helped himself to a quick brace.

Mandley then completed a hat-trick before being trumped by Edwards, who went over three times in the space of 10 minutes to take his personal tally to four tries.

Skipper Josh Meadows then got in on the act before West completed the annihilation with his second try of the contest.

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Meadows said: “The game was over by half-time if not before so it’s a credit to our lads that they didn’t lose focus in the second half.

“It would have been easy for individuals to get greedy, but we performed as a team for the full 80 minutes and were very impressive at times.”

Roosters are without a game this weekend. They return to action when hosting North Herts Crusaders at their new St Ives Rugby Club base on June 2.