1st XV Match Report V Nottingham (home) Sat 08/09/2012 


Match Details

 

Venue

Billesley Common

Attendance

938

Referee

Sean Davey

Kick Off

3.00pm

 

Teams

 

Moseley

17 – 28

Nottingham

 

Anthony Carter

15

Andrew Savage

 

T

Simon Hunt

14

Ryan Hough

 

 

Bradley Hunt

13

Joe Cobden

T T

 

Charlie Hayter

12

Joe Munro

 

 

Anders Mogenson

11

Rhys Crane

 

C P C

Glyn Hughes

10

James Arlidge

P P P C C

T

Alex Day

9

Sean Romans

 

 

Ethan Waller

1

Matthew Parr

 

 

Adam Caves

2

Joseph Duffy

 

 

Craig Voisey

3

Michael Holford

 

 

Addison Lockley

4

Dan Montagu

 

 

Mike Powell

5

Nicholas Rouse

 

 

Neil Mason

6

Rupert Cooper

 

 

Ben Pons

7

Brent Wilson

T

 

Ben Pienaar

8

Alex Shaw

 

Replacements

 

Sam Wilkes

16

Jimmy Stevens

 

 

Liam Mather

17

Ryan Bower

 

 

Charles Meddick

18

Joe Quinn

 

 

Oliver Robinson

19

Thomas Calladine

 

 

Samuel Brown

20

Finley Barnham

 

 

Bradley Davies

21

Rory Lynn

 

 

Oliver Thomas

22

David Jackson

 

 

Sam Wilkes

16

Jimmy Stevens

 

 

Liam Mather

17

Ryan Bower

 

 

 

Match Report

By Brian Dick – Birmingham Post

 

Once again Moseley were left clutching at positives rather than points as for the second week running they were complicit in their own downfall.

 

Just as their struggles in the lineout allowed Bedford to rattle up a half century and a gentle victory at Goldington Road last weekend, this week it was a desire to engage Nottingham in a fire-fight that cost Kevin Maggs's men.

 

When they ran hard and straight and kept the ball off the deck they caused their guests considerable difficulties.

 

Indeed it will take some score to better the tenth-minute one finished off by Alex Day as Moseley identified the way through Nottingham lay straight ahead.

 

However, for the most part they tried to out-flank rather than engage their opponents and as Ian Smith used to say: "You have to earn the right to go wide." Which Moseley didn't.

 

That tendency cost them as early as the second minute when, having barely touched the ball Nottingham were gifted a seven-point lead.

 

Mose kicked off, the outstanding Ben Pons stripped possession and gave his side an advanced platform from which they won a penalty for offside.

 

However, without an iota of advantage they lost the ball and Rhys Crane sent Joe Cobden scampering away from 70m. It was not referee Sean Davey's worst decision of the day but it was still pretty poor.

 

Day, with the help of Charlie Hayter and Neil Mason, levelled the match soon after and Glyn Hughes landed a penalty on the quarter hour to make it 10-7.

 

Then, a disorganised kick chase left more dog-legs than Crufts and Cobden took Alex Shaw's pass to cost through again. Two errors, two tries.

 

"I don't think anyone could argue that we didnt give them their first 17 points," mused Mose winger Simon Hunt.

 

After that the Moseley scrum, Ethan Waller in particular, got on Davey's wrong side and he awarded a series of penalties that allowed James Arlidge to make it 23-10.

 

And then the intervention that goes down as comfortably Davey's worst of the afternoon, the red card shown to Anthony Carter for what the referee alleged was an elbow-led high tackle.

 

Video replays did not bear that out as Carter admittedly tickled Andrew Savages rib-cage but did not go anywhere near his boat race.

 

Kevin Maggs considered it a wrong decision, captain Mike Powell supported his head coach and even the odd Nottingham player was inclined to agree. Whether Carter used his arms sufficiently to distinguish between a tackle and a shoulder charge might - but only might, be open to debate.

 

Brent Wilson bagged a third try for Nottingham but then both sides' anxiety to secure a bonus point meant they became a tad frantic.

 

Nottingham flung the ball around like a buttery hot potato while Moseley worked harder but not smarter as they struggled to make inroads up the hill.

 

Eventually, with Davey giving a passable rendition of JS Bach's little-known whistle concerto, there was enough disorganisation in the visiting defence for Hunt to barrel over by the posts.

 

With nearly a quarter-hour remaining there was still time for Moseley to snatch a loss bonus but as we now knew, this was not them at their most accurate.

 

 

The Game as it Happened

 

 

Min

Score

 

 

02

0 - 5

Try Joe Cobden

 

02

0 - 7

Con James Arlidge

Try Alex Day

09

5 - 7

 

Con Glyn Hughes

09

7 - 7

 

Pen Glyn Hughes

15

10 - 7

 

 

23

10 - 12

Try Joe Cobden

 

23

10 - 14

Con James Arlidge

 

33

10 - 17

Pen James Arlidge

 

43

10 - 20

Pen James Arlidge

 

46

10 - 23

Pen James Arlidge

Rep Oliver Thomas For Bradley Hunt (Tactical)

53

10 - 23

 

Rep Samuel Brown For Alex Day (Tactical)

53

10 - 23

 

Red Card Anthony Carter

55

10 - 23

 

 

61

10 - 23

Rep David Jackson For Ryan Hough (Tactical)

 

61

10 - 23

Rep Thomas Calladine For Rupert Cooper (Tactical)

Rep Bradley Davies For Glyn Hughes (Tactical)

62

10 - 23

 

Rep Sam Wilkes For Adam Caves (Tactical)

62

10 - 23

 

 

65

10 - 28

Try Brent Wilson

 

65

10 - 28

Rep Finley Barnham For Sean Romans (Tactical)

 

65

10 - 28

Rep Ryan Bower For Michael Holford (Tactical)

Rep Oliver Robinson For Ben Pons (Tactical)

66

10 - 28

 

Try Simon Hunt

67

15 - 28

 

Con Glyn Hughes

67

17 - 28

 

 

78

17 - 28

Rep Joe Quinn For Dan Montagu (Tactical)

 

78

17 - 28

Rep Jimmy Stevens For Joseph Duffy (Tactical)