North Midlands Cup Finals - Rearranged Date
Sunday 13th May
The North Midlands Cup Finals Day, in which both Moseley's U16s & U17s will be competing, have been rearranged for Sunday 13th May at Droitwich Rugby Club.
Please go along and give your support to the lads
1.45pm Under 16 Plate Luctonians v Moseley Pitch 2
3.15pm Under 17 Cup Moseley v Worcester Pitch 1
Under 16's Win North Midlands Plate Semi Final
Sunday 15th April 2012
Moseley 58 - 19 Kidderminster
Playing on the first team pitch is always a treat for the boys and perhaps some early nerves saw the lads forcing passes and looking for miracle offloads that were just not on. An early warning shot was then fired as Kiddie countered quickly with their impressive out half who streaked over to wake the lads out of their post Easter slumber. 0-7. Fortunately the boys awoke quickly as Conrad stole at the breakdown and moved back into Kiddie territory. An early penalty was tapped by Will who set the back line in motion leaving Ed to finish in the corner. 5-7.
The backs were looking sharp and desperate to exert pressure. Nick brought a kick back into play and found Ollie on his shoulder. A long miss to Reece and he was away at speed threading his way past the defence and over the line.10-7. Confidence restored, the pack decided to exert some authority and pods were spearheaded by Spud and Callum as they sucked in the Kiddie fringes. Andy was moving the ball quickly out of rucks as phases were played on by Nick and Joe. The pace was electric and Kiddie defended superbly on many occasions to keep the Mose attacks at bay.
Mose were keen to keep the point of attack moving about to tire out the big Kiddie forwards and when Ieuan and Pad moved left they found Conrad who flew down the left wing to go over. 15-7. The lineout was functioning well as a launch pad with Joe rising high to take clean ball. A simple move saw Will straighten up to give Reece another run in. 20-7. Kiddie were gamely trying to break away from the constant pressure but the back row were cutting them down and Cameron and Callum were quick over the tackle for the turnovers.
In the second half the boys looked a little more relaxed and adventurous. Moving the ball wide Nick found Daniel Miller who had brought his A game and his dancing feet zig zagged under the posts. Reece converted. 27-7. Shaz, Danny Moore and Cameron continued the thrust of the forward charges giving the half backs an armchair ride. The understanding of the combinations was highlighted perfectly as Ollie broke free and delivered a telepathy pass to Will who added another 5 to the tally. 34-7. Another swift lineout saw the ball zip into midfield where Ollie presented to Reece who delivered more pain in the form of a converted try. 41-7.
Kiddie continued their superb attitude to the match and fought their way back with a well worked try.41-14. Mose continued the end to end entertainment by attacking from deep and patient control of the ball gave Callum a sniff of the line to drive over. 46-14. Will was taking his direct route through the defence and was just pulled short. The ensuing pack recycled and Callum was over again.51-14.
Kiddie again refused to lie down and bullocked their way over from close. 51-19.No time to pause for breath as Conrad popped up in midfield and benevolently lobbed a pass to Dan Miller to end the match. 58-19. Breath-taking stuff and no small contribution from Kiddie who played far better than the score suggested. Full marks to the Kiddie support who really added to the fun of the occasion in the crowd. A great performance from the boys but as yet nothing won. Keep your eye on the prize boys.
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