Two more successful shots at goal by Ryan put Stour 9-7 ahead by the half-hour mark before Ionians
clawed the lead back two minutes from half time following a pushover try, No.
Back-row Kinsey Stoddart played his first game of the season at Ionians
and is likely to start against Chester after coming back from injury.
A lot of this team are still learning their trade at this level, and games like the one against Hull Ionians
will stand them in very good stead in the future.
A scrappy second half high on errors and low on quality saw Hull Ionians
wing Sam Wilson scoring the only try, Green converting from the touchline but later missing with his potential match-winning penalty.
Only one team has beaten DMP at home this season - and that was Ionians
by just a single point.
hit straight back with two tries of their own as Daniel Hague benefited from a loose ball at a scrum and then hooker Forth powered his way over from close range to level the scores.
were difficult to break down but a brace of tries from Dickinson and a try from Salisbury proved the difference in a game played between two sides trying to play rugby in testing conditions.
Compared to the East and West Indies, the Middle East or Africa, the Ionian
Islands occupy a relatively minor role in the historiography of British colonialism: the islands themselves are small, direct British rule was relatively brief (their protectorate lasted from 1815 to 1864) and their complex geographical and cultural position on the margins of that shifting entity known as "Europe" sit uneasily with the standard imaginations of imperialism.
Bees missed a golden opportunity as the ball was dropped within sight of the line, and on 21 minutes Wilson doubled his tally, two conversions putting Ionians
They had the possession but couldn't find a way through the defence and when Ivor Green darted in to score Ionians
fifth try, the game was beyond Bees at 33-17.
Even the Ionians
contingent looked bemused by that one.
George Oliver scores a try for Coventry against Hull Ionians