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1st XV - Match centre

Daventry
St Ives (Midlands)
N Gusto, N Gusto, N Gusto, N Gusto, N Gusto
Tries
O Bartlett (3), M Drake (2), J Meadows, O Raine, J Naylor (2), P Ashbridge
N Gusto, N Gusto, N Gusto
Conversions
P Ashbridge (7)
N Gusto
Penalties
Sat 14 Apr 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 3 East (South) Full time

Bulls blast Daventry’s unbeaten home record apart

Bartlett leads the way again with superb hat trick

Having recorded their heaviest loss of the season at the Chicken Shack in December, Daventry were determined to protect their home record in which they had defeated all-comers. Matters started well for them when they were awarded a penalty in front, but the attempt struck the upright and Ives were reprieved.
Unusually lacklustre defence by the visitors allowed Daventry plenty of front-foot ball. As the first quarter was ebbing away, another more successful penalty strike saw them take the lead, followed swiftly by a try in the right hand corner as a break was made in midfield.
As had been the case the previous week, Ives found themselves ten points down with adjustments needed. They came in the form of a superb team try. A patient build up saw the ball swept from touch line to touch until Ollie Bartlett took a great line and surged through a gap to score.
A mention for Max Flint who then took the field to make his first XV debut from the bench as Ben Fleming suffered his weekly nose bleed which required attention. Flint acquitted himself well.
In what became the pattern for the rest of the match, there appeared to be an end-of-term basketball feel to the game. The play went end to end as first Daventry scored after taking a quick tap, and then the Bulls responded with more excellent continuity putting Mickey Drake into space to score. Paul Ashbridge duly converted to leave the score 13-12 to the hosts at half time.
There then followed an absolute blitz as Ives tore the Daventry defence to shreds for twenty minutes.
A lovely loop executed between Drake and Ashbridge saw Jack Blackley free on the right. Downed close to the line, he retained possession, the ball was swept left and once again a sharp line from Bartlett saw him untouched as he raced in.
A dummy loop followed, with Ashbridge charging through the defence and nearly reaching the try line. The indefatigable Bartlett was on his shoulder to take the scoring pass and complete his second successive hat trick.
Much improved defence saw Ives piling on the pressure. Daventry spilled the ball and from the resultant scrum, Drake darted through a gap. Patient phases eventually saw Josh Meadows receive the ball with nobody to beat.
The Bulls were on the charge. Another good build up eventually saw Ollie Raine dummy to the awaiting overlap, before strolling through the gap created to score.
Soon after the kick off, Bartlett took a good pass from veteran Ross Thompson and sprinted half the length of the field before drawing the last man and releasing John Naylor to score.
At this point, having been completely dominant, the Ives relaxed too much. Daventry now playing for pride took the opportunity to score a couple of long distance tries as the Bulls fell off a couple of tackles.
Irritated by the blot on their performance, Ives struck back. Multiple phase play took them to within a few metres of the line and Naylor took the opportunity to add his second.
Again, Ives relaxed and conceded ground. A line out maul took Daventry to the line and ultimately a score.
That was to be it for the hosts. Pressing for more consolation scores they were to be sorely tested as first Drake from half way and then Ashbridge from deep in his own 22 intercepted hopeful passes and hammered two more nails into the Daventry coffin on the day.
Ashbridge converted six of the eight second half tries.
Onlooking coach Brown was slightly bemused after the game. “We always know what we are going to get from Daventry as they attempt to put us off our game physically. So it was very pleasing to see the way we kept our discipline and especially the third quarter rout. We somehow allowed them their consolation scores playing as if it was sevens. But again, the pressure we re-applied defensively gave us well taken scoring opportunities to wrap up a really well deserved victory.”

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Ollie Bartlett

Player of the Match

Ollie Bartlett

Key moments

18:00
Penalty N. Gusto kicks a penalty for Daventry
25:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Daventry
28:00
Try Ollie Bartlett scores for St Ives (Midlands)
31:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Daventry
36:00
Try Mickey Drake scores for St Ives (Midlands)
37:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
44:00
Try Ollie Bartlett scores for St Ives (Midlands)
45:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
47:00
Try Ollie Bartlett scores for St Ives (Midlands)
48:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
52:00
Try Josh Meadows scores for St Ives (Midlands)
56:00
Try Ollie Raine scores for St Ives (Midlands)
57:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
61:00
Try John Naylor scores for St Ives (Midlands)
62:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
63:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Daventry
64:00
Conversion N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Daventry
66:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Daventry
67:00
Conversion N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Daventry
69:00
Try John Naylor scores for St Ives (Midlands)
72:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Daventry
73:00
Conversion N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Daventry
76:00
Try Mickey Drake scores for St Ives (Midlands)
77:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
79:00
Try Paul Ashbridge scores for St Ives (Midlands)
79:30
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Ollie Bartlett is awarded player of the match for St Ives (Midlands)
79:30 Conversion 34 - 64
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
79:00 Try 34 - 62
Paul Ashbridge scores for St Ives (Midlands)
77:00 Conversion 34 - 57
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
76:00 Try 34 - 55
Mickey Drake scores for St Ives (Midlands)
73:00 Conversion 34 - 50
N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Daventry
72:00 Try 32 - 50
N. Gusto scores for Daventry
70:00 Missed Conversion
Paul Ashbridge misses a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
69:00 Try 27 - 50
John Naylor scores for St Ives (Midlands)
67:00 Conversion 27 - 45
N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Daventry
66:00 Try 25 - 45
N. Gusto scores for Daventry
64:00 Conversion 20 - 45
N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Daventry
63:00 Try 18 - 45
N. Gusto scores for Daventry
62:00 Conversion 13 - 45
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
61:00 Try 13 - 43
John Naylor scores for St Ives (Midlands)
57:00 Conversion 13 - 38
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
56:00 Try 13 - 36
Ollie Raine scores for St Ives (Midlands)
53:00 Missed Conversion
Paul Ashbridge misses a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
52:00 Try 13 - 31
Josh Meadows scores for St Ives (Midlands)
48:00 Conversion 13 - 26
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
47:00 Try 13 - 24
Ollie Bartlett scores for St Ives (Midlands)
45:00 Conversion 13 - 19
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
44:00 Try 13 - 17
Ollie Bartlett scores for St Ives (Midlands)
End of period 1
37:00 Conversion 13 - 12
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
36:00 Try 13 - 10
Mickey Drake scores for St Ives (Midlands)
32:00 Missed Conversion
N. Gusto misses a conversion for Daventry
32:00 Sub On
Max Flint is substituted on for St Ives (Midlands)
31:00 Try 13 - 5
N. Gusto scores for Daventry
30:00 Sub On
David Sharp is substituted on for St Ives (Midlands)
29:00 Missed Conversion
Paul Ashbridge misses a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
28:00 Try 8 - 5
Ollie Bartlett scores for St Ives (Midlands)
26:00 Missed Conversion
N. Gusto misses a conversion for Daventry
25:00 Try 8 - 0
N. Gusto scores for Daventry
18:00 Penalty 3 - 0
N. Gusto kicks a penalty for Daventry
2:00 Missed Penalty
N. Gusto misses a penalty for Daventry
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Daventry
  • St Ives (Midlands)
  • 0
  • N. Gusto Penalty 18:00'
  • N. Gusto Try 25:00'
  • Ollie Bartlett Try 28:00'
  • David Sharp Sub On 30:00'
  • N. Gusto Try 31:00'
  • Max Flint Sub On 32:00'
  • Mickey Drake Try 36:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 37:00'
  • Ollie Bartlett Try 44:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 45:00'
  • Ollie Bartlett Try 47:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 48:00'
  • Josh Meadows Try 52:00'
  • Ollie Raine Try 56:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 57:00'
  • John Naylor Try 61:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 62:00'
  • N. Gusto Try 63:00'
  • N. Gusto Conversion 64:00'
  • N. Gusto Try 66:00'
  • N. Gusto Conversion 67:00'
  • John Naylor Try 69:00'
  • N. Gusto Try 72:00'
  • N. Gusto Conversion 73:00'
  • Mickey Drake Try 76:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 77:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Try 79:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 79:30'

Team selection

Blackley, Jack Blackley, Jack
Tayedzerwa, Albert Tayedzerwa, Albert
Henley, Alex Henley, Alex
Ashbridge, Paul Ashbridge, Paul
Fleming, Ben Fleming, Ben
Drake, Mickey Drake, Mickey
Naylor, John Naylor, John
Raine, Ollie Raine, Ollie
Bartlett, Ollie Bartlett, Ollie
Cornwell, Stuart Cornwell, Stuart
Williams, Duncan Williams, Duncan
Thompson, Ross Thompson, Ross
Dear, Josh Dear, Josh
Meadows, Josh Meadows, Josh
Hyde, Dan Hyde, Dan
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# Team Pl Pts
1. St Ives (Midlands) 21 80
2. Leicester Forest 21 48
3. Vipers 11 32
4. Queens 22 28
5. Daventry 10 25
6. Biggleswade 9 18
7. Stockwood Park 7 16

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