1st XV Match Report V Nottingham (a) Sun 23/12/2012 

Match Details

 

Venue

Meadow Lane

Attendance

1,658

Referee

Darren Gamage

Kick Off

3.00

 

Teams

 

 

Nottingham

18 - 9

Moseley

 

 

David Jackson

15

William Robinson

 

T

Alex Lewington

14

Anders Mogenson

 

T

Tim Streather

13

Simon Hunt

 

 

Joe Munro

12

Charlie Hayter

 

 

Ryan Hough

11

Oliver Thomas

 

C P P

James Arlidge

10

Glyn Hughes

P P P

 

Sean Romans

9

Samuel Brown

 

 

Matthew Parr

1

Ethan Waller

 

 

Shaun Malton

2

Sam Wilkes

 

 

Michael Holford

3

Benjamin Evans

 

Y

Dan Montagu

4

Addison Lockley

 

 

Nicholas Rouse

5

Buster Lawrence

 

 

Rupert Cooper

6

Neil Mason

 

 

Brent Wilson

7

Ben Pons

 

 

Alex Shaw

8

Ben Pienaar

 

 

Replacements

 

 

 

Y

Scott Wright

16

Daniel Herriott

 

 

Ryan Bower

17

Steffan Thorpe

 

 

Joe Quinn

18

Tom Hicks

 

 

Thomas Calladine

19

Nigel Burrows

 

 

Finley Barnham

20

Oliver Robinson

 

 

Joe Cobden

21

Ryan Glynn

 

 

Andrew Forsyth

22

Bradley Davies

 

 

Match Report

Birmingham Mail – Brian Dick

 

Pride restored but once more no points for luckless Moseley, who suffered the most painful result of all, a nine-point defeat that leaves them joint-bottom of the Championship.

 

Jersey’s victory over Leeds on Saturday means three teams are separated by just a single point and sets up the Islanders’ trip to Billesley Common after the bye-week as a seismic showdown.

 

Defeat that day is not an option for a team with any hope of retaining its second-tier status, although yesterday’s loss could be indulged given the fact the visitors’ performance was their best since early November.

 

Mose were more assertive than at any stage since the draw with Cornish Pirates and, while their lineout didn’t function as they would have liked, their scrum was utterly transformed.

 

In the first half alone their front row won six penalties, at least four of which could be attributed to new tighthead Ben Evans. who enjoyed an outstanding debut.

 

At 37 years old the former Wales international still clearly has what it takes.

 

And, he contended, after such a positive showing so too do Moseley.

 

“We deserved at least a point out of that. We probably undid ourselves a little bit,” Evans said. “We are not writing ourselves off, I am new to this group and they are a great, great bunch of boys with a fantastic team spirit.

 

“You could see today that we didn’t stop believing, there were a couple of individual errors and like any good team they made us pay.

 

“But our mistakes gifted them points, all due respect to Nottingham they are a good strong outfit but we wanted to come to their patch and make a statement – and I think we did that.”

 

They did that in the first quarter-of-an-hour when they imposed themselves upon the hosts, who move up to second as a result of this win. Unfortunately that didn’t bring Kevin Maggs’s men any points but they at least stopped the home team dictating.

 

James Arlidge and Glyn Hughes swapped penalties before Alex Lewington took Tim Streather’s 36th-minute pass for the first try and an 8-3 half-time lead.

 

Mose were gifted another Hughes penalty for a late hit by Dan Montagu and the fly-half gave his side an unexpected 51st-minute lead with his third place-kick.

 

Arlidge made it 11-9 minutes later and on the hour Lewington turned provider and put Streather away. Arlidge improved for 18-9 and poor Mose went away empty-handed. Again.

 

The Game as it Happened

 

Nottingham

Min

Score

Moseley

Pen James Arlidge

16

3 - 0

 

 

35

3 - 3

Pen Glyn Hughes

Try Alex Lewington

39

8 - 3

 

Yellow Card Dan Montagu

42

8 - 3

 

 

44

8 - 6

Pen Glyn Hughes

Rep Ryan Bower For Michael Holford (Tactical)

49

8 - 6

 

 

52

8 - 9

Pen Glyn Hughes

Rep Andrew Forsyth For Joe Munro (Tactical)

55

8 - 9

 

Rep Thomas Calladine For Alex Shaw (Tactical)

55

8 - 9

 

Pen James Arlidge

56

11 - 9

 

Try Tim Streather

63

16 - 9

 

Con James Arlidge

63

18 - 9

 

 

65

18 - 9

Rep Bradley Davies For Oliver Thomas (Tactical)

 

69

18 - 9

Rep Tom Hicks For Buster Lawrence (Tactical)

Rep Scott Wright For Shaun Malton (Tactical)

75

18 - 9

 

Rep Joe Cobden For Ryan Hough (Tactical)

77

18 - 9

 

Yellow Card Scott Wright

79

18 - 9

 

 

80

18 - 9

Rep Ryan Glynn For Samuel Brown (Tactical)

Rep Shaun Malton For Rupert Cooper (Tactical)

80

18 - 9

 

 

80

18 - 9

Rep Daniel Herriott For Benjamin Evans (Tactical)

 

80

18 - 9

Rep Oliver Robinson For Ben Pons (Tactical)