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1st XV - Match centre

St Ives (Midlands)
Oakham
P Ashbridge, J Naylor, J Meadows (2), A Hutchison (2), T Newman, J Paxton (2), B Fleming
Tries
N Gusto, N Gusto, N Gusto, N Gusto
P Ashbridge (8)
Conversions
N Gusto, N Gusto, N Gusto
Penalties
N Gusto
Sat 16 Feb 14:15 - Midlands Division - Midlands 2 East (South) Full time

Bulls return to winning ways with nine-try win

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Oakham gain deserved bonus point with final play

A well fed and oiled crowd including much travelling support enjoyed a thrilling match of 13 tries.
Ives started slowly and were soon facing a ten-point deficit after a penalty in front and a well worked move from a lineout seeing the visiting full back scamper through.
As the first quarter expired, the Bulls began to play to their capabilities. Putting the opposition under pressure led to a penalty in the Oakham 22. With youngster Bradley Robinson handling his front row duties very well, skipper Ollie Bartlett opted to scrummage and the back-pedalling Oakham defence had no answer to a fine line by Paul Ashbridge off a good pass by Mickey Drake.
A second try soon followed when a fine break by Duncan Williams following surges by Josh Dear and Matt Wood, was finished off by the supporting John Naylor.
Ives were playing with confidence and excellent handling across the park saw them gain many metres. Finally, the defence cracked, and Josh Meadows strolled in.
Oakham took advantage of a quickly taken penalty to score on the stroke of halftime.
Half time 21-17
The start of the second half saw Ives stunned from the kick off. Running the ball well, the elusive full back scored his and his side’s third try to take the lead.
There then followed a bullying period of play by the hosts. The referee being keen to allow a contest for the ball allowed Tommy Newman, Meadows and others to shine with turnovers whenever Oakham attacked. Alex Henly, Naylor and Wood were putting in good hits.
From a 5-metre line out, Andrew Hutchison gained possession in midfield and took route one to score. He was also on hand to support a midfield break, by whom will need to checked on the tape, to score his second.
The Bulls were rampant and playing with abandon. A superb run down the left flank where the ball was passed through multiple hands ended with Newman crashing over by the posts.
With changes being rung from the bench, John Paxton joined the party for his first start for the 1st XV in many years and coasted in for Ives seventh.
Henly did well to disrupt an Oakham attack on the half way line. Collecting the ball deftly, he released Ben Fleming who showed a clean pair of heels to his opposite number and sprinted in at the corner.
Paxton turned instigator from the kick off as he dummied through a gap in his own 22 and set off down the pitch. Henly was again in support and the Bulls streamed forward. Again, multiple hands were involved until Meadows capped a fine personal performance with his second.
Ashbridge had a fine day with the boot slotting eight of his nine attempts.
Oakham had not travelled in vain, however. Good spirit and patience saw them maintain possession from the kick off. The full back was again on the end of proceedings as they managed to score in the corner to gain a try bonus point.
The Ives have Thorney in the H&P Cup next week and will look to maintain momentum before the crunch clash away at Olney the following weekend.

Win a Maximuscle training session with Anthony Watson

Josh Meadows

Player of the Match

Josh Meadows

Key moments

2:00
Penalty N. Gusto kicks a penalty for Oakham
12:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Oakham
13:00
Conversion N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Oakham
20:00
Try Paul Ashbridge scores for St Ives (Midlands)
21:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
30:00
Try John Naylor scores for St Ives (Midlands)
31:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
35:00
Try Josh Meadows scores for St Ives (Midlands)
36:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
39:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Oakham
39:50
Conversion N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Oakham
41:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Oakham
42:00
Conversion N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Oakham
46:00
Try Andrew Hutchison scores for St Ives (Midlands)
47:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
55:00
Try Andrew Hutchison scores for St Ives (Midlands)
56:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
60:00
Try John Paxton scores for St Ives (Midlands)
62:00
Try Tommy Newman scores for St Ives (Midlands)
63:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
67:00
Try John Paxton scores for St Ives (Midlands)
68:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
73:00
Try Ben Fleming scores for St Ives (Midlands)
75:00
Try Josh Meadows scores for St Ives (Midlands)
76:00
Conversion Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
79:00
Try N. Gusto scores for Oakham

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Josh Meadows is awarded player of the match for St Ives (Midlands)
79:59 Missed Conversion
N. Gusto misses a conversion for Oakham
79:00 Try 66 - 29
N. Gusto scores for Oakham
76:00 Conversion 66 - 24
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
75:00 Try 64 - 24
Josh Meadows scores for St Ives (Midlands)
74:00 Missed Conversion
Paul Ashbridge misses a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
73:00 Try 59 - 24
Ben Fleming scores for St Ives (Midlands)
68:00 Conversion 54 - 24
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
67:00 Try 52 - 24
John Paxton scores for St Ives (Midlands)
63:00 Conversion 47 - 24
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
62:00 Try 45 - 24
Tommy Newman scores for St Ives (Midlands)
60:00 Try 40 - 24
John Paxton scores for St Ives (Midlands)
56:00 Sub On
David Sharp is substituted on for St Ives (Midlands)
56:00 Conversion 35 - 24
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
55:00 Try 33 - 24
Andrew Hutchison scores for St Ives (Midlands)
47:00 Sub On
Warwick Brittany is substituted on for St Ives (Midlands)
47:00 Conversion 28 - 24
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
46:00 Try 26 - 24
Andrew Hutchison scores for St Ives (Midlands)
42:00 Conversion 21 - 24
N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Oakham
41:00 Try 21 - 22
N. Gusto scores for Oakham
End of period 1
39:50 Conversion 21 - 17
N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Oakham
39:00 Try 21 - 15
N. Gusto scores for Oakham
36:00 Conversion 21 - 10
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
35:00 Try 19 - 10
Josh Meadows scores for St Ives (Midlands)
31:00 Conversion 14 - 10
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
30:00 Try 12 - 10
John Naylor scores for St Ives (Midlands)
21:00 Conversion 7 - 10
Paul Ashbridge kicks a conversion for St Ives (Midlands)
20:00 Try 5 - 10
Paul Ashbridge scores for St Ives (Midlands)
13:00 Conversion 0 - 10
N. Gusto kicks a conversion for Oakham
12:00 Try 0 - 8
N. Gusto scores for Oakham
2:00 Penalty 0 - 3
N. Gusto kicks a penalty for Oakham
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As it happened

  • St Ives (Midlands)
  • Oakham
  • 0
  • N. Gusto Penalty 2:00'
  • N. Gusto Try 12:00'
  • N. Gusto Conversion 13:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Try 20:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 21:00'
  • John Naylor Try 30:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 31:00'
  • Josh Meadows Try 35:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 36:00'
  • N. Gusto Try 39:00'
  • N. Gusto Conversion 39:50'
  • N. Gusto Try 41:00'
  • N. Gusto Conversion 42:00'
  • Andrew Hutchison Try 46:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 47:00'
  • Warwick Brittany Sub On 47:00'
  • Andrew Hutchison Try 55:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 56:00'
  • David Sharp Sub On 56:00'
  • John Paxton Try 60:00'
  • Tommy Newman Try 62:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 63:00'
  • John Paxton Try 67:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 68:00'
  • Ben Fleming Try 73:00'
  • Josh Meadows Try 75:00'
  • Paul Ashbridge Conversion 76:00'
  • N. Gusto Try 79:00'

Team selection

Fahey, Peter Fahey, Peter
Dale, Gregory Dale, Gregory
Henly, Alex Henly, Alex
Ashbridge, Paul Ashbridge, Paul
Fleming, Ben Fleming, Ben
Drake, Mickey Drake, Mickey
Naylor, John Naylor, John
Wood, Matt Wood, Matt
Bartlett, Ollie Bartlett, Ollie
Meadows, Josh Meadows, Josh
Hutchison, Andrew Hutchison, Andrew
Williams, Duncan Williams, Duncan
Dear, Josh Dear, Josh
Newman, Tommy Newman, Tommy
Robinson, Bradley Robinson, Bradley
Oakham
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Olney 22 96
2. Market Harborough 22 91
3. St Ives (Midlands) 22 77
4. Belgrave 22 67
5. Coalville 22 63
6. Bugbrooke 22 60
7. Long Buckby 22 46

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