BEDFORD: Harries; Dodge (Pritchard
69), Burke, Roberts L, Davey; Davies (Vass 69); Walshe (Dickson 51);
Walsh (Cecere 55), Richmond, Boulton, Cannon, Botha (Howard 58), Tupai (Gillanders
69), Harding, McKay. Replacement: Locke
MOSELEY: O Thomas; Roberts, Binns, Reay, Bressington;
Vasey, Taylor; Williams N, Caves, Sigley (Davis 40), Muldowney (Arnold
69), Williams D, Mason, Whitney (Bignell 58), Evans. Replacements:
Pasqualin, Ireland, Buxton, Oselton
Bedford Tries: Davey, McKay - Penalties:
Davies Conversions: Davies, Pritchard
Moseley Tries: N Williams, Bressington -
Penalties: Thomas Conversion: Thomas
Bedford Blues 17 Moseley 15
Moseley’s cruel sequence continued when Bedford snatched victory in the
last minute. It was the fifth time this season that top-half teams have
overturned a Moseley lead with a late score.
On a foggy, Friday night, Moseley dominated early possession and led 8-0
at the interval through prop Nathan Williams’ try and a penalty from
Ollie Thomas. Bedford upped the pace in the second half and took the
lead through a converted try and a penalty.
However, when Moseley winger Nathan Bressington picked up a stray
clearance and evaded a tackler to score a converted try, it looked as if
his team were set for victory against the fifth-placed team. Moseley’s
committed tackling had constantly thwarted Bedford, but with a minute to
go concerted Bedford pressure led to a try, with an easy conversion
denying poor Mose even a draw.
Next Saturday Moseley should be confident of winning at home to
bottom-placed Manchester who have lost every game.