Bromsgrove then levelled with a converted try from Bastock but David Marshall kicked a penalty in the final move of the half to give Ionians
With only 10 minutes left of the game, the Students tried to level the scores and break through a strong defence line from Hull Ionians
and the Hull defence kept the Students at bay until the final minute when Theo Vukasinovic scored to secure a 15-15 draw.
Scott Tolmie and Brett Daynes added two more tries as the forwards hammered home their supremacy before, with Ionians
lock Joe Makin in the sin bin, Cov signed off with a double from the indefatigable Jack Preece, Maisey finishing up with five conversions.
Director of rugby Micky Ward said: "Andrew Archibald played so well in the second row that I can't justify dropping him, and other than that it will be the same team which started against Hull Ionians
Held to a 14-14 draw by a side who had lost 18 of their previous 19 league fixtures, Ionians
even had a penalty to win it in the closing stages.
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.
However, a sloppy final quarter also allowed Ionians
to grab three converted scores, which meant the five points were not totally secure until Ryan Roach scored in the closing minutes.
But Cov's structure and the early pressure they applied had put them in that strong position, and they rode the storm in a much more convincing fashion than in similar situations in previous games before, once the sting had been drawn from Ionians
, closing out the game to the satisfaction of director of rugby, Rowland Winter.
forced their way back into the game and were rewarded by an Ali Thomson try and Isaac Green conversion with Corey Hircock in the sin bin for Cov.