Saints start in bullish mood
Midlands Division 5 East (South) St Ives Bulls 34 Stamford 10 SAINTS got their 2007/08 season off to a winning start with a convincing victory at Somersham Road. Despite the large margin of victory, Stamford took the lead when confusion reigned in the hom
Midlands Division 5 East (South)
St Ives Bulls 34 Stamford 10
SAINTS got their 2007/08 season off to a winning start with a convincing victory at Somersham Road.
Despite the large margin of victory, Stamford took the lead when confusion reigned in the home defence.
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The home side struck back almost immediately when Jack Blackley chipped through for Marc Sands to run on and score.
This signalled the start of a period of excellent play from the Bulls and tries soon followed for James Cannon, David Williams and Paul Ashbridge, though Blackley did not manage to convert any of the scores.
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Leading 20-5 at half-time, St Ives continued their domination but soon found themselves down to 14 men when Dan Stewart spear-tackled a Stamford forward and was dismissed.
Saints remained firm despite giving away a one-man advantage and Blackley set up Paul Ashbridge twice more with cross-field kicks to complete his hat-trick.
Saints captain Pete Hammond said: "This is a dream start to our season. We managed to put the problems of our warm-up fixtures to bed in emphatic fashion, rucking aggressively and sensibly.
"We mauled confidently and effectively with our scrum halves controlling the forwards."
* Bulls take on St Neots in a friendly on Saturday and travel to Deepings for their next league match on September 29.