Saints beaten by too little, too late’ performance
RUGBY UNION Bedford Swifts 41 St Ives Bulls 5 A TRIP to top of the table Bedford brought no rewards for St Ives as they were comprehensively beaten. Saints began brightly in the opening five minutes, taking the game to their hosts, but Bedford were quic
Bedford Swifts 41
St Ives Bulls 5
A TRIP to top of the table Bedford brought no rewards for St Ives as they were comprehensively beaten.
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Saints began brightly in the opening five minutes, taking the game to their hosts, but Bedford were quick to punish defensive errors and made their visitors pay, running in tries on the flanks against a labouring St Ives defence.
The visitors began strongly after the break but couldn't find the breakthrough until the 60th minute when some strong forward running let Marc Sands cross in the corner to put points on the board but it was far too little, too late.
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Saints captain Ross Thompson said: "We played in the final stages of the game how we should have done all game.
"Bedford have long been a bogey team of ours and although they are well-drilled they are not unbeatable and we need to go into games in a more positive frame of mind, starting this weekend at Stoneygate."
Cambridge IV 5
St Neots II 36
A TIGHT first half was not mirrored after the interval as Saints ran away with the match, despite falling behind early on.
Good work from Joe Wrocynski and Paul Wakeford allowed Tommy McCollin to equalise for Saints and send the teams in level at the interval.
After the break St Neots ran away with the match with tries from Peter Arnold, Stuart Miller, Wrocynski and two from Adam Peel settling the contest.