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MOSELEY U17 COLTS FIXTURES & RESULTS   (2006-2007)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Opponents

Venue

Score

 

North Midlands Eastern League

 

 

 

Sept 06

later fixtures depend on league progress

 

 

 

3rd

Old Salts

Home

66

0

10th

Walsall

Away

0

34

17th

Birmingham Lions

Home

22

3

24th

Camp Hill

Away

17

26

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 06

 

 

 

 

8th

Old Salts

Away

0

31

15th

Walsall

Home

Cancelled

22nd

Birmingham Lions

Away

0

55

29th

Camp Hill

Home

50

0

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 06

 

 

 

 

12th

Shrewsbury - North Midlands Cup 1st Round

Home

58

7

 

 

 

 

 

League Table

 

Team

P

W

D

L

Void

For

Against

League Points

1

Moseley

8

8

0

0

0

268

20

16

2

Old Saltleians

7

4

0

3

0

85

152

8

3

Camp Hill

7

2

0

5

0

84

152

4

4

Walsall

7

2

0

4

1

73

96

4

5

Birmingham Lions

7

2

0

5

0

62

152

4

Provisional Fixtures - North Midlands Premier League 2006/7 (Nov to Feb)

 

Date

Opponents

Venue

Score

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 06

 

 

 

 

 

19th

Shrewsbury

Home

47

5

 

26th

Bromsgrove

Away

9

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 06

 

 

 

 

 

10th

Bredon Star

Home

20

5

 

17th

Dudley Kingswinford

Away

0

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 07

 

 

 

 

 

14th

Shrewsbury

Away

5

31

 

21st

Bromsgrove

Home

10

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 07

 

 

 

 

 

11th

Bredon Star - "0-0" Mose go through

Away

0

0

 

18th

Dudley Kingswinford

Home

27

5

 

25th

Towcestrians - RFU National U17 Cup,   Midlands ¼ Final

Home

12 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 07

 

 

 

 

11th

Dudley Kingswinford - RFU National U17 Cup, Midlands Semi final

Home

18 

6

 

18th

Luctonians - U17 Nth Mids Cup S/F

Home

22 

0

 

 25th

Nottingham  - RFU National U17 Cup, Midlands Final

@ Broadstreet

 Sunday 4.00 p. m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 07

       
 

22nd

Dudley Kingswinford or Hereford - U17 North Midlands Cup Final

@ Droitwich

   
           
           

 

U17 COLTS - NEWS & REPORTS

 

Under 17s play initially in the North Midlands League competition that feeds into the National U17s Cup later in the season.




Moseley 22 Luctonians 0 - North Midlands Cup semi-final

 

Last Sunday the U17 Colts beat Luctonians 22-0 to reach the final of the North Mids Cup on 22nd April against Dudley Kingswinford or Hereford.

After weathering the expected opening onslaught with some committed defence, Moseley (somewhat surprisingly considering that conditions were, once again, “blustery”) went on to dominate the first half of this North Mids semi final. Playing into a strong wind and against the slope they reached half time leading by 17 points to nil with tries from Curtis Gilbert (converted by Alex Warner) and Josh McPherson.

Opportunities for a bigger lead were not taken and left wing Joe Withers was especially unlucky to scrape the touchline in the act of “scoring” what would have been a magnificent solo try from half way.

The second half was a slightly different story. Moseley expected to press home their advantage but faltered slightly with the elements in their favour and allowed the bigger Luctonians front eight to disrupt play at the breakdown. As a result, there was only one more score to the home side, when Calum Sheehan, taking an expert line from full back, scythed through the visitors’ defence to score a try just left of the posts.

In very difficult kicking conditions, the conversion was not successful but it left Moseley 22 – 0 in front and there was no real way back for the away side, despite some brave attempts by their purposeful No.8. Moseley, therefore, make the final of the N Mids Cup for the second successive year where they will face either Dudley Kingswinford or Hereford who play 1st April. The final will again be held at Droitwich, this year on Sunday 22nd April - Simon Bartlett

 

Match photos click here


 

National Under 17 Competition, Divisional Semi-Final.

Moseley 18 Dudley Kingswinford 6

 

A real tale of two halves, this one, as the now famous ‘Billesley Breeze’ played a full part in an entertaining match.

Dudley won the toss and elected to play the first half with the breeze behind them – clearly hoping to build a significant lead by half time – and they came at the home side with determination and purpose. Such was the pressure on the home defence that Moseley found it very difficult to get out of their own half. Nonetheless, for all their territory and possession, a massive defensive effort by the home team restricted the score to 0 – 6 at half time, with DK only having 2 converted close range penalties to show for their significant efforts.

The second half was almost a complete reversal with Moseley pegging the visitors back for long periods. Early in the second period, Moseley reduced the deficit with a 3 pointer by Alex Warner. Some strong running in the centres gave occasional respite to the visitors but as the pressure mounted on them, errors began to creep into their play and Moseley began to get the upper hand. 2 tries from Curtis Gilbert – one of which was a screamer straight off the back of a scrum around the 22 metre mark and a further penalty plus a conversion from Alex, saw Moseley score 18 unanswered points in the second half and run out winners.

There were no stand out individuals as this was a massive team performance 22 but please spare a thought for Chris and Stuart who we were unable to get into the squad this week. They took the news like real team men and are just as happy as the rest of the lads with the victory. Their time will come.

We now face Nottingham (venue TBA) in the Midlands Divisional Final on 25th March. Before that, it’s the N Mids Cup semi final against Luctonians at Billesley next Sunday (11am kick off).

Simon Bartlett



National Under 17 Competition, Divisional Quarter Final.

Towcestrians 5 Moseley 12


The pitch did little to help either side – it was a mud patch. Early pressure from Towcestrians (unbeaten in two years) pegged Moseley back and successive line-outs close to the visitors’ try line resulted in a catch and drive score for the home team. The catcher was held in the air long enough to allow a maul to form around him, which gave no opportunity for Moseley to organise effectively and defend what is, at best, a dubious tactic. The referee told our captain that “he had told them about it now” but the score stood. The try was unconverted.

Moseley were finding it difficult to get any sort of rhythm into their play until a slight change in emphasis by our forwards and some astute tactical kicking by Alex Warner meant Towcestrians were finally put under some pressure in their own 22. From a position just left of their posts, Tows tried to kick clear following a ruck, only for the kick to be charged down by Warner. Somewhat luckily the ball rebounded straight into the arms of Josh McPherson who sprinted over the line and had the good sense to get under the posts making the conversion a formality. At half time the score remained 5–7 despite some very heavy pressure on the home team by an increasingly dominant Moseley effort.

The second half began with Moseley still in the ascendancy but struggling to convert their pressure into points. Ultimately, though, more pressure on a defensive kick by Tows saw Moseley running back at them with purpose. In the best passage of play of a match otherwise fragmented by the atrocious conditions, Moseley put together a move of great continuity and with some deft off loads and good decision making they cut through the home defence for Warner to go over with an unconverted try.

From this winning position Moseley contrived to make things difficult for themselves and the previous good discipline and decision making gave way to some blind panic as the opposition came back strongly. With Moseley penned back in their 22, some heroic defence, at more (now fully legal) catch and drive line outs kept Tows at bay and forced them into errors. From one such incident, a huge fly hack and chase by replacement winger Scott Boulton took Moseley well up the field and the game finished with Moseley back in the Tows 22 and threatening their line. Moseley Colts now progress to the divisional semi final, opponents to be notified. - Simon Bartlett

 

p.s. The North Midlands Cup Semi Final match against Luctonians has been moved to Sunday March 18th


 

Moseley 22 Woodrush 5

In a closely fought match Moseley took the lead with an individual try from Lee Nixon converted by Alex Warner. Moseley went further ahead with a try by Joe Withers just before Half Time. At the break it was 12-0. Woodrush fought back with an unconverted try following poor defence by our lads. Then we spent the remainder of the match in the Woodrush half due a sterling performance by the Moseley Pack and some excellent running from the Moseley backs. Alex Warner kicked a penalty before completing the scoring himself with an excellent individual try which he duly converted.

This was a good performance by the under 17s following on from their poor performance in the previous match against Bromsgrove.

U17s North Midlands Cup – Quarter Final results

Birmingham Solihull 12 Luctonians 31
Bromsgrove 13 Hereford 15
Moseley 22 Woodrush 5
Dudley Kingswinford 48 Camp Hill 7

Moseley play Luctonians in the Semi Finals


 

Shrewsbury 5 Moseley 31 - N Mids Premier League

 

Moseley U17s re-started their season, after the Christmas holiday with a generally scrappy performance, in heavy conditions. Moseley dominated possession and the score should have been very much more, with at least 4 try scoring opportunities wasted.

 

However, wrong options were taken at critical times and the score remained close at 10 – 5 until the last 15 minutes. As it was, tries from Nixon, Withers, Warner, Peach and Nelson (+3 conversions from Warner) were enough to give Moseley a comfortable winning margin.

 

There will need to be a much more accurate and controlled performance next week against Bromsgrove who gave us a very tough game last time around.


Moseley 20 Bredon 5
A well contested game in atrocious conditions at Billesley saw Moseley take an early lead through a try by Joe Withers after some excellent quick passing. Bredon soon equalised after Moseley were caught offside. Moseley again gained the upper hand following a well taken try Josh Macpherson Ellis, Alex Warner converted to make it 12-5 at the interval.

Good defence from Moseley kept a Bredon early onslaught out before Joe Withers neatly finished off a good move by the Moseley backs to take the game to 17-5.

There was a long delay following a serious leg injury to one of the Bredon front row before Alex Warner put a penalty over in difficult kicking conditions to emphasise Moseley’s deserved but hard fought win.

Moseley U17s head the North Midlands Premier League table (played 3 won 3) on points difference from Dudley Kingswinford (P3 W3). The two sides meet this coming Sunday at Heathbrook.


Bromsgrove 9 Moseley 15
Moseley U17 faced their toughest match of the season against a spirited Bromsgrove team in their 2nd game in the North Mids Premier League.

The game played away from home at Bromsgrove was one of 2 halves with the opposition putting Moseley under pressure via an aerial bombardment of high kicks in their own 22.

2 penalties by Bromsgrove gave them a 6-0 lead at half-time, in fact the score could have been more but for good defence from the red and blacks.

An improved second half performance by our Under 17s put Bromsgrove under a lot of pressure and with 20 minutes still to play Moseley finally took the lead with our U16 prop Ritchie Nelson scoring close to the posts. Alex Warner converted.

Moseley went further head from a Josh Macpherson-Ellis try before Bromsgrove closed the score to 12-9 with another penalty.

More patience in attack would have given Moseley more tries but the game was finally clinched with Alex Walker putting over a penalty on the final whistle to make the final score 15 - 9 to Moseley.

Moseley have played two won two in the North Midlands Premier league so far. They have a training day this Sunday before their next League Match at home to Bredon on Sunday December 10th.
Dave Ireland

Tries:Richie Nelson; Josh McPherson
Con: Alex Warner
Pen: Alex Warner



Moseley 50 Camp Hill 0
Congratulations to the Under 17 Colts who have won the Eastern league with a 100% record and now progress to the North Midlands Premier League. They won 50-0 in their final Eastern Division league match against Camp Hill scoring 8 tries (and five conversions) before time was called early by the referee in line with the competition rules.

Participation in the premier league ensures progress to the regional stages where their finishing position in the North Mids Premier League will determine whether they progress to the Cup, Plate, Shield or Bowl. The shield and bowl remain regional whilst the Cup and Plate progress through to National finals

The next game is on 12th Nov. when they play Shrewsbury at home in the N Mids Cup then once again (at home again) in the North Midlands Premier League on 19th November.

We will bring you news on the fixtures for the next stage as soon as we receive them.


Old Salts 0 Moseley 31 - October 8th 2006

In a much improved performance all around, Moseley Under 17 Colts continued their league season with a hard fought victory at Watton Lane.

Old Salts had beaten Camp Hill last week and so had high hopes. As expected they were physical, put up stern resistance, and were difficult to break down.

Eventually, Moseley’s better basic disciplines and spatial awareness told to good effect, as Salts were “nilled” by us for the second time this season.

Three tries were scored in the first half (2 beauties from Josh and a screamer from Joe) and two in the second (a lovely solo jinking run by Zack and a close range surge from Tom B). 3 of which were converted.

A special mention for Curtis and Leighton from the U16s who helped us out this week. Neither were out of place and seemed to enjoy themselves.

For his tireless work both in the tight and around the park, man of the match this week was awarded to No8/ lock Danny McCue.

After the game the Moseley team was praised by the referee for the way that personal disciplines were maintained when, towards the end, the game became a bit fractious. It’s not often that a referee will say something like that and it is worthy of note, so well done lads and let’s make sure we don’t fall from that standard in our upcoming games.

Scorers:
Tries: Josh McPherson (2), Joe Withers, Zack McParland, Tom Bartlett.
Conversions: Alex Warner (2), Tom Bartlett

 


Camp Hill Under17 -17  Moseley Under17 - 26  - September 24th 2006

Moseley
U17 clinched victory in a hard fought match away to Camphill.

Moseley took the lead after about 10 minutes only to be pegged back by Camphill a few minutes later, Scrum Half David Barton scored a good individual try under the posts before a defensive mistake let Camphill in again to equalise 14-14 at Half Time.

Both Moseley first half tries were converted by Tom Bartlett.

Moseley took control of the game in the 2nd half and were rarely out of the Camphill half, but it was not until 15 minutes from the end that Moseley took the lead with a try from left wing Joe Taylor. This was followed by a good try from right wing Lee Nixon converted by Alex Warner.

Camphill came back with a late penalty Final score 26-17 to Moseley.

A disappointing performance by our under 17s and will need to improve on discipline if they are to achieve their full potential.
Dave Ireland


Moseley 22 Birmingham Lions 3

Moseley Under 17s continued their league season with a hard fought 22 – 3 victory against a very spirited, and much - changed Birmingham Lions, at Billesley last Sunday but continue to misfire.

Our current inability to field the same team 2 weeks running because of injuries and unavailability, was further hindered by the withdrawal (during the warm up) of our Captain and inside centre, Jon Betty, which massively altered the balance of a team already showing 5 changes from the previous match.

4 tries (one converted) were scored including a rather harshly awarded penalty try for ‘persistent offending’ when Lions were leading 3 – nil, after a very strong start by them.

It is to its credit that the Moseley team stuck to the task in hand and competed well but there is much to work on, especially in terms of ball preservation and presentation in the contact areas. All available players to attend training this week please!

On the plus side we welcomed back from long term injury, Kesser Sadiq and Aaron Jones, into the front row, for their first games of the season and we finally won a line – out!
 


Walsall 0 Moseley 34

Scorers:
Tries: Josh Macpherson (2) Joe Taylor (2) Dave Barton Ritchie Nelson
Conversions: Alex Warner (2)
We’re always interested in match reports if any parents (or players) fancy giving it a go? - Send your report to info@moseleyrugby.co.uk


Moseley U17 -66 Old Saltleians U17 -  0


After a very slow start (it was 0-0 after15 minutes) Moseley soon gained the ascendancy following a good individual 40 metre try by scrum-half David Barton.

Half-time score 26 -0.

In the 2nd Half Moseley ran riot - the pace of our three-quarters being too much for a plucky Old Salts outfit. Overall it was a good team performance but there is still plenty to work on - especially the line out.

Thanks go to the 3 U16s who played - all of them had great games – Dan and Leighton, who both scored tries, and Lawrie Keys, whose steal at the line-out in our own 22 led to a multi-phase, stunning, try of the match.

Tries: Josh Mcpherson 3; Joe Withers; Dan Mickelwright; Leighton Peach; James Weaver; David Barton; Callum Sheehan & John Betty
Conversions: Alex Warner 8



Under 17s training has started and will continue every Sunday until our first match on 3rd September. These sessions are in addition to the Tuesday and Thursday sessions run by senior colts coaches.

All players old and new are welcome to attend at 10.00am for a 10.30am start, at Billesley Common. Meet initially, by the clubhouse.

We would especially like to see anyone returning to rugby this season after time off while studying for GCSE exams and/ or anyone looking for a fresh rugby challenge.

Please feel free to drop me a line for any additional information you may want.
Simon Bartlett
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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