Maidenhead welcomed Ivybridge to the Braywick Bowl, in possibly the first ever meeting between the two sides, if not, the first in a very long time.
Ivybridge enter this game full of confidence, following 3 consecutive victories, including impressive away wins at Newbury, and Lydney. The match started well for Maidenhead, with their number 8, Dave Cole, going over for a try early in the first-half. However, Maidenhead immediately let Ivybridge back into the game by conceding two penalties.
This was followed shortly after with a very good try by the men from Dartmoor, to get their noses in front. The ref was quick to blow the whistle for any infringements, mainly by the home team, Maidenhead. Ivybridge used their possession well, and it wasn’t long until they were rewarded with their second try of the half, taking the score to 7 points to 20 for the away team.
The second-half was a different affair, however. Maidenhead’s second try was also Dave Cole’s second – driven over from a lineout.
Maidenhead were seeing a lot more of the ball and were rewarded with a third try, and thus taking the lead. The final try of the day came in favour of Maidenhead – with their fourth. Once again, from a driving lineout.
The Moorlander Newsletter
Join the newsletter to receive the latest updates in your inbox.