MOSELEY: Thomas; Sharples, Trinder (Binns), Reay,
Bressington; Vasey, Taylor (Ireland); N Williams, Caves, Sigley, Arnold, Mulldowney, Evans (Mason), Bignall, Rodwell. Replacements: Davis,
Oselton, Stott, Whitney
DONCASTER: Carter; Davies,
Armitage, Tonga'uiha, Van Vuuran; Lennard, Albinson; List, Jenkins,
Cusack, Griffiths, Kenworthy, Afu, Grainger (Cochrane), Planchant.
Replacements: Davies, Smith, Tau, Goss, Warnock, Hughes.
SCORERS: Moseley – Penalties: Thomas (4)
Doncaster: Tries: Griffiths, van Vuuren, Albinson: Conversions: Lennard
Referee: JP Doyle.
Moseley 12 Doncaster 19
Moseley secured a creditable losing bonus point against sixth-place
Doncaster, but it could have been more. For the fourth time this season
they conceded a last minute try to a fully professional side that denied
them a win, or in this case a draw.
Moseley had tackled magnificently throughout the match to limit their
well-organised opponents decent scoring chances. They allowed them just
three, and unfortunately Doncaster took them all. Moseley created
several good chances themselves, but they slipped away each time. That
was the difference.
Moseley’s cause wasn’t helped when promising young centre Henry Trinder
was injured early on, depriving Moseley the services of one of their
most potent strike forces. Their 12 points all came from the reliable
boot of Ollie Thomas with four penalties.
Moseley can take heart from their gritty performance, but will need to
lift their game a great deal when they visit unbeaten and
top-of-the-table Leeds on Sunday, and then the following Friday evening
travel to fifth-placed Bedford.