1st XV Match Report V Leeds (a) Sun 11/11/2012 

 

Match Details

 

Venue

Wharfedale

Attendance

 

Referee

Ross Campbell

Kick Off

3.00

 

Teams

 

Leeds Carnegie

38 – 12

Moseley

 

 

Steve McColl

15

Anthony Carter

 

 

 

Oli Goss

14

William Robinson

 

 

 

Joshua Griffin

13

Simon Hunt

 

 

T

Freddie Burdon

12

Charlie Hayter

 

 

T T

David Doherty

11

Oliver Thomas

P P P P

 

C C C C

Joseph Ford

10

Glyn Hughes

 

 

T

James Doherty

9

Samuel Brown

 

 

 

Sam Lockwood

1

Stefan Thorp

 

 

 

Joe Graham

2

Adam Caves

 

 

 

Damien Tussac

3

Craig Voisey

 

 

 

Calum Green

4

Addison Lockley

 

 

 

Daniel Hemingway

5

Tom Hicks

 

 

T

Richard Beck

6

Buster Lawrence

 

 

 

Jacob Rowan

7

Oliver Robinson

 

 

 

Rob Baldwin

8

Ben Pienaar

 

 

Replacements

 

 

Phil Nilsen

16

Sam Wilkes

 

 

T

Lee Imiolek

17

David Hilton

 

 

Ben Hooper

18

Liam Mather

 

 

Matt Smith

19

Nigel Burrows

 

 

Ryan Burrows

20

Ryan Glynn

 

 

Craig Hampson

21

Greg King

 

 

Curtis Wilson

22

Bradley Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

Match Report

by Brian Dick, Birmingham Post

 

Something must have been lost in the transmission of Craig Voisey's pre-match call for the complete performance.

 

In the build up to this clash in Wharfedale the Moseley tighthead urged his side to combine the defensive solidity of last weekend's draw with Cornish Pirates, with the attacking flair demonstrated a few weeks before in the victory over Bristol.

 

Unfortunately what came out was the offensive inertia of their 9-9 draw last time out and the porous rearguard that made the win at the Memorial Stadium all the more miraculous.

 

Leeds scored six tries, Moseley none - and they were lucky to get that so cackhanded were their attempts to break down a good but not formidable home team.

 

Moseley had some promising positions but invariably they'd mess up a lineout, force an off-load or be penalised for isolating themselves or entering a ruck through the wrong door.

 

Which meant that while Leeds could indulge Dave Doherty's weaving runs off his wing, the former Pirate scored twice through the middle, the visitors had to settle for four Ollie Thomas penalties.

 

Indeed, they've had to suck the marrow out of those meagre rations for the last two weeks now and haven't scored a try since Ben Pienaar rode a drive over the line in the 62nd minute of the Disaster at Doncaster.

 

Indeed all they've got to show for their last five hours and 20 minutes of Championship rugby are two mauled touchdowns. Somehow the total of the parts in their backline is less than the sum.

 

Which suggests Moseley need to return to the drawing board and it is as well they have next week off, as the schedule has been cleared for the Championship select to take on the New Zealand Maoris.

 

Moseley might hope a couple of the touring squad claim political asylum and an inexplicable, subconscious desire to play in Red and Black and call Billesley Common home.

 

Because something is lacking. None of their commendably committed players are playing horrendously poorly but by the time they traipsed off after this match, they looked a little lost. And not only because they were on unfamiliar territory in this picturesque corner of Yorkshire.

 

Every one of them had made one or two mistakes and the cumulative result was that Leeds had a couple of dozen errors with which to dispel Moseley's pressure and build plenty of their own.

 

And once again Mose allowed the opposition to compile a healthy buffer inside the first 20 minutes. From an attacking position in the sixth minute and a stolen lineout in the Leeds 22 in the 15th, they ended up conceding tries to Freddie Burdon and Richard Beck.

A third came as Adam Caves through over the back of his own lineout and Doherty picked his way over by the sticks and the bonus point was conceded just before the interval when the winger took Joe Ford's pass 5m home.

Thomas tried to keep Moseley in touch but it was to no avail and the second period proceeded much as the first had, with the visitors unable to keep possession long enough to ask questions of the Leeds defence.

 

Indeed it was a credit to Moseley's overused rearguard that Leeds managed just two more tries, from James Doherty and Lee Imiolek. Nevertheless it was a worrying afternoon for Kevin Maggs's men.

 

 

The Game as it Happened

 

 

 

Min

Score

 

Try Freddie Burdon

07

5 - 0

 

Con Joseph Ford

07

7 - 0

 

 

11

7 - 3

Pen Oliver Thomas

Try Richard Beck

20

12 - 3

 

 

22

12 - 6

Pen Oliver Thomas

Try David Doherty

25

17 - 6

 

Con Joseph Ford

25

19 - 6

 

 

30

19 - 9

Pen Oliver Thomas

Try David Doherty

36

24 - 9

 

Con Joseph Ford

36

26 - 9

 

 

39

26 - 12

Pen Oliver Thomas

Rep Phil Nilsen for Graham

48

 

 

Rep Ryan Burrows for Beck

54

 

 

 

54

 

Rep Greg King for Thomas

Try James Doherty

54

31 - 12

 

Con Joseph Ford

54

33 - 12

 

Rep Ben Hooper for Tussac

56

 

 

Rep Lee Imiolek for Lockwood

56

 

 

Rep Matt Smith for Hemmingway

65

 

 

Rep Craig Hampson for J Doherty

65

 

 

 

66

 

Rep Nigel Burrows for Pienaar

 

66

 

Rep Brad Hunt for Robinson

 

68

 

Rep Ryan Glynn for Brown

 

68

 

Rep Sam Wilkes for Caves

Rep Curtis Wilson for Goss

70

 

 

 

75

 

Rep Liam Mather for Lockley

Try Lee Imiolek

76

38 - 12