MOSELEY: Binns (Thomas 53), Bressington, Trinder,
Reay, Norton, Vasey, Pasqualin (Taylor 48), Williams, Caves, Sigley,
Muldowney, Stott (Arnold 63), Mason, Bignell (Davis 59, Whitney 63),
Rodwell. Not used: Oselton, Evans
ESHER: Hallett, Flockhart, Lowe (Baumberg 72), Barbini, Lozides,
Jewell, Shaw (Barnes 60), Millard, Corrigan (Brooker 60), Hannon (Murphy
40), Waterhouse, Inglis (Ayling 48), Starling, Stitcher, Blakeburn (Renwick
76). Not used: Tubasei.
SCORERS: Moseley – tries:
Bressington (2), Binns; conversions: Vasey (2); penalties: Vasey.
Esher – tries: Lowe conversions: Hallett; penalties: Hallett (2).
Moseley22 Esher 13
Moseley got back to winning ways at a cold and windy Billesley with a
well-deserved victory against Esher.
Playing with the wind in the first half they had the majority of the
possession but turned round just 14-7 up, thanks to tries by Bressington
and Binns, converted by Vasey. At least two more certain-looking tries
went begging when the ball was fumbled with the line at their mercy. In
fairness, frozen hands may have contributed.
Esher’s try came from a lapse in Moseley’s defence which opened up like
the Red Sea, and only a last-ditch tackle by winger Norton prevented a
Esher were a well organised outfit and looked much more threatening in
the second half with the elements in their favour. They scored two
penalties to peg back Moseley’s lead to a single point, and the home
side had to defend their lead with prop Sigley yellow-carded.
A penalty by Vasey gave a bit of breathing space and Bressington made
certain of the win with a late second try that also deprived Esher of a
losing bonus point.
Moseley will hope to take something from next week’s match at Sedgley
Park who are in the lower regions of the table, before the visit of
Doncaster a week later.
Moseley take command against Esher - Birmingham Post