1st XV Match Report V London Scottish (a) Sat 20/10/2012 

Match Details

 

Venue

Athletic Ground

Attendance

1078

Referee

Simon Harding

Kick Off

3.00pm

 

Teams

 

London Scottish

36 – 26

Moseley

 

T

Jim Thompson

15

Billy Robinson

 

 

C C C P P

James Love

14

Ollie Thomas

T C C C C C P P

 

 

Andy Reay

13

Simon Hunt

 

 

T

PJ Gidlow

12

Antony Carter

 

 

 

Gerard Mullen

11

Brad Hunt

T T

 

 

Phil Godman

10

Brad Davies

 

 

 

Ross Samson

9

Sam Brown

 

 

 

Alex Clarke

1

Stefan Thorpe

 

 

 

Adam Kwasnicki

2

Adam Caves

 

 

 

Colin Quigley

3

Craig Voisey

T

 

 

Sam Twomey

4

Buster Lawrence

 

 

 

Tyler Hotson

5

Liam Mather

 

 

 

Chevvy Pennycook

6

Neil Mason

T

 

T

Ben Lonergan

7

Ollie Robinson

 

 

T

Mark Bright

8

Ben Pienaar

 

 

Replacements

 

 

Mark Irish

16

David Hilton

 

 

Marcus Bloomberg

17

Sam Wilkes

 

 

 

Alex Mackenzie

18

Addison Lockley

 

 

 

Paul Spivey

19

Nigel Burrows

 

 

 

Ben Russell

20

Ben Pons

 

 

 

Richard Bolt

21

Dave Brazier

 

 

T

Miles Mantella

22

Glyn Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

 

 

Match Report

 

by Brian Dick, Birmingham Post

 

It might only have been the British & Irish Cup but there was clearly something intensely satisfying about Moseley's breathless victory over a peeved London Scottish on Saturday.

 

Perhaps it was the fact they came from 20-0 down, or maybe it was because this five try triumph was the first time they have strung two wins together this season.

 

It could have been something to do with their developing rivalry with the Exiles or possibly that the home side contained five former Moseley players - four collected in a single raid this summer.

 

Most likely it was a combination of all of those factors that meant ex Ireland international Kevin Maggs found it difficult not to break into a grin every time his mouth moved and the whatever the collective noun for knowing winks is, there was one offered by Moseley's players as they strode imperiously off the pitch.

 

Of course, the familiar faces gave the game an intriguing sub-plot. Former Moseley captain Andy Reay made his first start for Scottish, one time Billesley darling Chevvy Pennycook did his best to outwit his former team-mates and Colin Quigley cleared enjoyed his reunion with Moseley's Neil Mason. Paul Spivey came off the bench and conceded the late penalty that gave Moseley breathing space and Alex Clarke, from an altogether different Red and Black vintage, was his usual awkward self.

 

In their place were a handful of kids and a makeshift centre pairing, a combination that proved so good they could still give the hosts a 20-minute start and a consolation try at the end. No wonder their coach was smiling.

 

A third of the way through their Pool Six programme Moseley now sit top of their group with maximum points and clear blue water separating them from the chasers.

 

Suddenly the prospect of making it through to the quarter finals and maybe landing a bit of prize-money doesn't sound quite such an inconvenience. Provided they keep doing the business in the league that is.

 

And they just might if Brad Hunt continues the scoring touch that brought him two tries and Ollie Thomas's golden boot continues to harvest points - another 21 came here which included a try. Neil Mason and Craig Voisey also crossed for Mose.