ST IVES were awarded an 8-0 walkover win after hosts Stamford were unable to field a full front row for the scheduled league fixture on Saturday.

Midlands Four East South

Stamford College Old Boys 0 St Ives 8

ST IVES were awarded an 8-0 walkover win after hosts Stamford were unable to field a full front row for the scheduled league fixture on Saturday.

League rules meant that the visitors had to be awarded the game before kick-off, although the two sides still played the game, but as a friendly, after some last-minute Ives additions to the Stamford pack, allowing for contested scrums.

And a 41-12 victory was still achieved by Ives, as they warmed up for this weekend's home clash against local rivals St Neots.

James Wood scored a treble of tries in the first half, with another coming from Josh Meadows and Jamie Noble successfully converting two of the four scores to make it 24-0 in Ives' favour at the interval

Stamford scored a converted try of their own after the break, but Russell Warrington soon crashed over twice for Ives, one of which was converted, taking the score to 36-7.

The two sides then swapped unconverted scores in the latter stages, Adam Scott for Ives, which rounded off a useful workout for the visitors.

> St Ives' second XV made it through to the semi-finals of the Greene King Cup following their 27-17 win at Shelford fifths in the last eight.

Jez Clarke, Tom Watts, Chris Bacon, Michael Wright and Oliver Scott all chipped in with a try apiece and Alex Henly nailed Ives' only conversion of the game.