Brixham struggled in the first half to contain the scoring machine from Ivybridge, however Brixham actually had a massive part of the possession but were turned over on several occasions for Ivybridge to release the quality backline, this combined with a couple of gifted tries allowed what was a deserved lead but not a real view of the half from the effort that Brixham had put into the game, no getting away from the fact Ivybridge had scored six tries in the first half and Brixham would have some work to do in the second.
HT Ivybridge 34-0 Brixham
Brixham did however come out for the second half although a player down due to a Yellow card the better side, 14 man Brixham took the game to Ivybridge, after several phases a switch to the backline resulted in Jason Capaldi finishing in the far corner despite great defence, McKee missed from the touchline with the conversion. Brixham continued to press and were unlucky not to score more points, firstly several phases stopped only by penalty offence on the home teams try line, then by a couple of dropped balls over the line, plus an off target pass that would also have scored, just things for us to work on that could have made a difference.
Ivybridge returned to form in the last 10m to score two further tries, however fair to say Brixham had the better of the second half performance against a quality Ivybridge side.
Well played both teams, Brixham showed up well and should be proud to have played all 22 players today against a side that many sides pull out against due to fear off loosing a game, we will continue to develop and benefit from our positive attitude, well done all.
FT Ivybridge 44 – 5 Brixham
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