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1st XV - Match centre

Market Bosworth
St Ives (Midlands)
N Gusto, N Gusto, N Gusto, N Gusto, N Gusto
Tries
G Dale, A Henly, J Dear
N Gusto, N Gusto, N Gusto, N Gusto
Conversions
J Robinson (3)
N Gusto
Penalties
Sat 6 Oct 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 2 East (South) Full time

Tough day at the office marred by further injuries

Bulls leave themselves with too much to do after shaky first quarter

Market Bosworth ran out winners to break the Bulls’ unbeaten sequence after especially taking the game to St. Ives in the first quarter of the match.
With first XV debuts handed to new men Rick Peters and Dave Carter and with Joe Cox making his first start at full back following a late withdrawal, the reconstructed back line was led by the returning former skipper Jim Robinson.
Bosworth were able to exploit some uncertainty in Ives defence from the off and ran the ball close to the visitors’ line. A turnover effected on the ground was deemed illegal and the home kicker, who had a fine day with the boot, slotted the penalty.
The Ives fought their way in to the hosts’ half with driving runs especially from Josh Dear and the two Williams’ – Duncan and Chris (unrelated). Sadly for Ives, the ball went loose and Bosworth kicked long and raced back into the Ives half. Ives’ clearing kick was fielded by the nippy full back and after a series of phases scored their first try.
The Bulls were fortunate not to concede another try from the kick off when the receiver ran the ball straight through Ives’ wall. Keeping the ball alive, only a fine last-ditch tackle on the line forced a knock on, to the Bulls’ relief.
Ives were under siege however. Following a penalty to the corner, Bosworth worked the ball through the phases and scored wide out on the left.
The Bulls have not reached their achievements without spirit and determination over the last seasons. This was amply demonstrated by the reaction to being 17-0 down after 20 minutes. The runners both fore and aft were making holes in the Bosworth defence. Ball retention improved and Ives camped in the Bosworth half for ten minutes. With an overlap to defend, the home winger risked all successfully by shooting out and intercepting on his own 22. With support, the ball was taken the length of the field to score and stretch the lead to 24.
Staring down the barrel, Ives maintained their discipline and fought back. The control was good and this time the ball kept tight. Having pounded the home defence, Greg Dale was finally left with a gap on the line and dotted down for a deserved try, converted by Robinson.
Half time 24-7
Playing against the elements and slope in the second half, Ives were much improved. They quelled the attacking threats by defending with much greater urgency and strung many decent phases together. Bosworth began to infringe at the breakdown granting Ives opportunities for territory.
Ives won the ball well at the lineout through the efforts of the on-point Ollie Bartlett, who had a fine game also in the loose, and the pinpoint throw of Tommy Newman. The ball was whipped to Robinson who fed Alex Henly who split the defence with a fine line to score. Once again converted by Robinson.
An unlucky patch followed for the Ives as in their continued determination to wrest control of the game, they forwent kicking to keep the ball to hand. Bradley Robinson in only his second appearance, was one prominent in attempts to run from their own 22.
Unfortunately, from one phase Bosworth turned the ball over. Spinning it wide, Peters was deemed to have deliberately knocked the ball on whilst tackling his opposite number and was shown yellow.
Ives repelled that attack, but Bosworth eventually made the extra man count being judged to have scored in the right-hand corner, despite the home touch judge raising his flag.
The effectiveness of Ives defence was further hampered with hamstring tweaks to high tackle count Josh Meadows and centre Carter. Bosworth took advantage with a further score whilst a man up.
Again, Ives spirit was in evidence as they attacked with vigour from the kick off. Playing with the patience usually expected, ball retention and continuity was again displayed as the penalty count against Bosworth climbed. From a lineout, Ives once more attacked, with the ball going through countless hands including a bullocking run by Dan Hyde, before Dear was finally able to bulldoze over, converted by Robinson.
There then occurred a freak event to Stuart Cornwell as his knee was twisted with studs stuck in the turf. All players wish him well in what looks like a nasty injury.
The Ives were still in search of a try bonus point and were attacking the Bosworth defence for the remainder of the game. Albiee Tayedzerwa was able to make ground, Cox was jinking through gaps to gain yards and the pack continued to drive their opponents back. The penalty count continued, but Bosworth were able to keep 15 men on the paddock. With the final play of the game, Ives got to within a metre of the home line, but a home player dived over as the ball emerged from a ruck to kill the move and the game ended.
The Ives squad was disappointed, but not disheartened. Skipper Bartlett commented, “We can be especially pleased with our second half performance, outscoring them against the slope. We left ourselves too much to do after not defending well in the first quarter, but we know we’ll bounce back in two weeks’ time against Market Bosworth.”

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Josh Dear

Player of the Match

Josh Dear

Key moments

6:00
Penalty N. Gusto kicks a penalty for Market Bosworth
12:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Market Bosworth
13:00
Conversion N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Market Bosworth
22:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Market Bosworth
23:00
Conversion N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Market Bosworth
31:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Market Bosworth
32:00
Conversion N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Market Bosworth
35:00
Try Gregory Dale scores for St Ives (Midlands)
36:00
Conversion Jim Robinson kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
51:00
Try Alex Henly scores for St Ives (Midlands)
52:00
Conversion Jim Robinson kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
58:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Market Bosworth
64:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Market Bosworth
65:00
Conversion N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Market Bosworth
72:00
Try Josh Dear scores for St Ives (Midlands)
73:00
Conversion Jim Robinson kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Josh Dear is awarded player of the match for St Ives (Midlands)
73:00 Conversion 36 - 21
Jim Robinson kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
72:00 Try 36 - 19
Josh Dear scores for St Ives (Midlands)
68:00 Sub On
Adam Scott is substituted on for St Ives (Midlands)
65:00 Conversion 36 - 14
N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Market Bosworth
64:00 Try 34 - 14
N. Gusto scores for Market Bosworth
59:00 Missed Conversion
N. Gusto misses a conversion for Market Bosworth
58:00 Try 29 - 14
N. Gusto scores for Market Bosworth
54:00 Yellow Card
Rick Peters is yellow carded for St Ives (Midlands)
53:00 Sub On
Stuart Cornwell is substituted on for St Ives (Midlands)
52:00 Conversion 24 - 14
Jim Robinson kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
51:00 Try 24 - 12
Alex Henly scores for St Ives (Midlands)
End of period 1
36:00 Conversion 24 - 7
Jim Robinson kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
35:00 Try 24 - 5
Gregory Dale scores for St Ives (Midlands)
32:00 Conversion 24 - 0
N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Market Bosworth
31:00 Try 22 - 0
N. Gusto scores for Market Bosworth
23:00 Conversion 17 - 0
N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Market Bosworth
22:00 Try 15 - 0
N. Gusto scores for Market Bosworth
13:00 Conversion 10 - 0
N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Market Bosworth
12:00 Try 8 - 0
N. Gusto scores for Market Bosworth
6:00 Penalty 3 - 0
N. Gusto kicks a penalty for Market Bosworth
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Market Bosworth
  • St Ives (Midlands)
  • 0
  • N. Gusto Penalty 6:00'
  • N. Gusto Try 12:00'
  • N. Gusto Conversion 13:00'
  • N. Gusto Try 22:00'
  • N. Gusto Conversion 23:00'
  • N. Gusto Try 31:00'
  • N. Gusto Conversion 32:00'
  • Gregory Dale Try 35:00'
  • Jim Robinson Conversion 36:00'
  • Alex Henly Try 51:00'
  • Jim Robinson Conversion 52:00'
  • Stuart Cornwell Sub On 53:00'
  • Rick Peters Yellow Card 54:00'
  • N. Gusto Try 58:00'
  • N. Gusto Try 64:00'
  • N. Gusto Conversion 65:00'
  • Adam Scott Sub On 68:00'
  • Josh Dear Try 72:00'
  • Jim Robinson Conversion 73:00'

Team selection

Cox, Joseph Cox, Joseph
Tayedzerwa, Albert Tayedzerwa, Albert
Carter, Dave Carter, Dave
Henly, Alex Henly, Alex
Peters, Rick Peters, Rick
Robinson, Jim Robinson, Jim
Dale, Gregory Dale, Gregory
Meadows, Josh Meadows, Josh
Bartlett, Ollie Bartlett, Ollie
Williams, Christian Williams, Christian
Robinson, Bradley Robinson, Bradley
Williams, Duncan Williams, Duncan
Dear, Josh Dear, Josh
Newman, Tommy Newman, Tommy
Hyde, Dan Hyde, Dan
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# Team Pl Pts
1. Olney 5 21
2. St Ives (Midlands) 5 20
3. Stewarts & Lloyds 5 20
4. Market Harborough 5 20
5. Belgrave 5 20
6. Coalville 5 16
7. Bugbrooke 5 15

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