The Bulls claimed a battling 19-5 success against Daventry at windswept Somersham Road last Saturday to climb one place in the standings. Jack Blackey swooped on a loose pass before racing in for an early try which was successfully converted by Jim Robinson. They had to survive plenty of pressure with Robinson sin-binned before extending their advantage courtesy of an Ollie Bartlett score in the corner after the ball had been superbly stolen by the returning Mickey Blackey. That provided a 12-point cushion at the interval and it proved to be a match-winning position as the Bulls battled well with a fierce wind in their faces during the second half. They had to make ground the hard way while adopting a no kicking policy after seeing an early Daventry attempt to find touch in the first half loop back over the kickers head! It certainly worked for them as a series of quick offloads and rucks allowed Robinson and Phil Kneeshaw to carve out a second try for Bartlett. Robinson also guided over a fine conversion into the gale. Daventry did hit back with a try, but the Bulls saw out a vital triumph in their survival bid. Skipper Josh Dear said: Were tough to beat when we play like this and implement the right rugby for the conditions. It was a great performance from all the lads. St Ives go to Dunstablians this Saturday.