Moseley 40 Stourbridge 12 -
Preseason Friendly - August 2006
Thanks to the Sunday Mercury for this report
A stylish second-half display by Moseley enabled them to ease to a 40-12 victory over Stourbridge.
The Black Country side shipped 41 points on their last visit to Billesley Common for a National Two match in January. Although they scored the first points in this pre-season clash, the home side again eventually ran out convincing winners.
New signings Jody Peacock and Paul Arnold showed some impressive touches, Peacock adding some punch at centre while former Nottingham lock Arnold was the star with a tireless display.
Stourbridge prop Adam Sturdy handed the visitors a surprise 32nd-minute lead, Sam Robinson kicking the conversion, but it was all square at the break thanks to a converted Nathan Bressington score.
In the second half, Moseley slowly took control of the contest, running in four tries without reply to lead 33-7 on the hour. Winger Carl Colvin bagged a double while replacement hooker Dean Bick and Jim Rodwell also went over, Ollie Thomas kicking three conversions.
John Hall scored a late try for Stourbridge but this was immediately cancelled out when Tom Warren went over for another converted score deep in injury time