MOSELEY: Binns (Thomas O. 75); Sharples,
Trinder, Roberts, Bressington; Vasey, Taylor (Pasqualin 75); Williams N,
Caves (Oselton 75), Davis (Buxton
75); Arnold (Stott 63), Muldowney; Mason
(Williams D 75), Evans (Bignell 63), Rodwell.
NEWBURY: Hylton; Henderson, Sweeney, Burns, Scott; Griffiths G,
Stevenson; Catt, Clark, Ion; Griffiths A, Mockford; Lee, Bentall, Pennycook.
Replacements: Green, Fincken, Ashcroft-Leigh, Noonan, Crane, Gasson,
Referee: Terry Hall (RFU).
SCORERS: Moseley – Tries: penalty, Rodwell 3, Trinder
Penalties: Vasey, Conversions: Vasey 4
Newbury Penalties: Stevenson 3
Moseley 36 Newbury 9
Hat-trick hero James Rodwell helped in-form Moseley to a convincing 36-9
win over Newbury. The talented No 8 - fresh from helping the England
team to runner-up spot in Dubai and plate winners in South Africa - bagged a try in the first half
and a brace in the second. For his third in the last minute Rodwell ran
almost the whole length of the pitch to go over, despite several
A try from Henry Trinder, plus a penalty try, delivered
Moseley the added Christmas present of a bonus try point to send the
Billesley crowd home in good cheer. The win boosted Moseley to ninth in
Newbury stuck at their task, but their only reward was three penalties
from Ben Stevenson. The visitors were not helped by having skipper Mark
Lee sin-binned in the first-half, but they failed to take advantage when
the Mose were reduced to 14, Nathan Bressington seeing yellow.
Moseley travel on Friday to Coventry to revive the traditional Boxing
Day fixture last played in 1992. A win would keep them above their local
rivals in the table.