Sun 26
Under 10
St. Ives RFC (Cambs)
T Johnson (2)
St. Ives v St. Neots

St. Ives v St. Neots

By Paul Cox
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St. Neots Scuppered

Matchday 11: The sun, along with spirits, was high as the squad trooped over to St. Neots to take part in a local festival. The weather remained sunny throughout the tournament. It also welcomed the return of Damon, and as a light exercise he bolstered the ranks of the 9s.

St. Ives 2 v 0 St. Neots

The opening game of the festival saw St. Ives take on the hosts; as they pressed forwards, the Blues managed to steal the ball in from a ruck, and shipped the ball wide to drive deep into opposition territory. Consistent pressure was rewarded as Thomas Johnson was able to pick up from the base of a ruck and claim the first score. The restart again proves fruitful, as St. Ives won back possession, with Adam Roberts feeding Thomas who was able to sprint half the length of the pitch to double the score. St. Neots were not so generous with the ball after that point, and the defence had to be on their guard, but with Jacob King and Charlie Bowen marshalling the troops the line was never seriously threatened. HT: 2 – 0

The second half was a more fragmented half, with a series of penalties awarded for use of the hand, but Cullan Smy came to the fore in defence. St. Neots continued to press but were unable to break the line, as the defence held firm. The penalties hindered the Blues attempt to add to the score, as they kept handing possession to the hosts.

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Sun 26, Apr 2009