LONDON WELSH: Mark Harris; Paul Sampson, Peter Murchie, Will
Lawson, Michael Tagicakibau; Aled Thomas, Nick Runciman (Allen Chilten);
Paul Doran Jones, Sunia Koto Vuli (Gavin O’Meara), Aaron Liffchak, Matt
Corker, Mike Powell, Jonathan Mills (Robert Bell), Nic Strauss, Tom Brown.
MOSELEY: Andy Binns; Nathan Bressington, Jack Adams (Ollie Thomas),
Andy Reay, Daniel Norton, Richard Vasey (Tristan Roberts), Gareth Taylor;
Nathan Williams, Adam Caves, Terry Sigley (George Davis), Paul Arnold (Ally
Muldowney), Richard Stott, Neil Mason, Richard Bignell (Adam Whitney), Mark
Referee: Adrian Hartwell.
London Welsh – tries: Mills, Jones; conversion: Harris; penalties:
Moseley – tries: Arnold, Sigley, Caves, Norton; conversions: Roberts
(2); penalty: Vasey.
London Welsh 21 Moseley 27
Moseley performed a Houdini act to reach the semi-finals of the EDF
Energy National Trophy after London Welsh had built an 18-0 lead.
With the slope and wind in the second half, Moseley hauled their way
back through tries by forwards Paul Arnold, Terry Sigley and Adam Caves
to nose ahead 20-18.
Welsh looked to have thwarted Mose’s brave fightback with a late
penalty, but Ollie Thomas sprinted through a gap and passed to speedy
winger Dan Norton for a last-gasp try. Tristan Roberts conversion made
the score 27-21 and sent the euphoric Moseley supporters back up the
motorway with their Twickenham dreams still alive.
Next Saturday Moseley return to crucial League matters and take on
Esher, their main rivals for the vital 11th spot which would ensure a
place in next year’s Championship. Esher’s win at Rotherham puts them
just four points behind Mose.
Moseley are running a supporters coach to the game.