1st XV Match Report V Plymouth Albion (a) Sat 26/01/2013 

Match Details

 

Venue

Brickfields

Attendance

1,303

Referee

Ross Campbell

Kick Off

3.00pm

 

Teams

 

 

Plymouth Albion

6 – 9

Moseley

 

 

Rhodri McAtee

15

William Robinson

 

 

Toby Howley-Berridge

14

Simon Hunt

 

 

Keni Fisilu

13

Greg King

 

 

Bevon Armitage

12

Anthony Carter

 

 

Tom Bowen

11

Bradley Hunt

 

P P

Paul Roberts

10

Glyn Hughes

P P P

 

Paul Rowley

9

Samuel Brown

 

 

Jack Andrew

1

Stefan Thorpe

 

 

Jonathan Vickers

2

Sam Wilkes

 

 

Lloyd Fairbrother

3

Benjamin Evans

 

 

Brett Beukeboom

4

Addison Lockley

 

 

Rupeni Nasiga

5

Mike Powell

Y

 

Sean-Michael Stephen

6

Neil Mason

 

 

Sam Hocking

7

Oliver Robinson

 

 

Aaron Carpenter

8

Ben Pienaar

 

 

Replacements

 

 

 

 

Ruairi Cushion

16

Daniel Herriott

 

 

Jack Arnott

17

Buster Lawrence

 

 

Ben Rogers

18

Adam Caves

 

 

David Morton

19

Tom Warren

 

 

Tom Cowan-Dickie

20

Ben Pons

 

 

Michael Stupple

21

Scott Armstrong

 

 

Sam Matavesi

22

Oliver Thomas

 

 

Match Report

By Brian Dick – Birmingham Post

 

Moseley match-winner Glyn Hughes overcame a second-half ‘shocker’ to kick his team to a vital Championship victory.

 

With just two minutes remaining the young fly-half booted his third penalty of a nervy afternoon to lift Mose eight points above bottom-placed Doncaster.

 

Having struggled with the referee’s interpretation in the scrums for the entire match, the Mose front row finally shoved the home team back and won a 78th-minute shot at goal.

 

Hughes, who only ten minutes earlier had made a mess of a long-range attempt, sent his sweetly-struck effort between the sticks to give Kevin Maggs’s side their fourth win of the campaign.

 

And, on a day when 11th-placed Jersey also won, it could not have been better timed as Mose prevailed at Brickfields for the first time in three years.

 

“I was always going to kick it,” the 21-year-old claimed.

 

“The first one I hit nicely, the second one I had a bit of a shocker with but when you hit one like that you have just got to remember all the hours you put in practising.

 

“You just stick to your routines and thankfully it went over.”

 

And Hughes felt it was no more than the Billesley outfit deserved.

 

“I think we were worth it in the end,” he said. ”In the first half we did very well against the elements and then in the second half I didn’t control it as well as I should have done.

 

“We had a bit of a crazy ten minutes about an hour in with a couple of charge-downs and that missed penalty.

 

“But it was our defence that won it. We were brilliant defensively. We kept to our structures, our individual one- on-one tackling was very good and we were constantly over the ball.

 

“I felt we didn’t really get our just deserts over the ball. We got penalised a lot when I felt it should have been the other way round.

 

“It’s just nice to get a win. It wasn’t a great spectacle but we did what we needed to do.”

 

Albion shaded a tight first half and went in at the break worth their 6-3 lead as two Paul Roberts penalties cancelled out one from Hughes.

 

They should have cracked the game open in the first minute when an overlap appeared down the Moseley left but Keni Fisilau’s pass that created a two-on-one for Sean-Michael Stephen was adjudged forward.

 

That lack of quality was to undermine both sides’ undoubted commitment throughout.

 

Ten minutes later Moseley created an outstanding opportunity themselves from a scrum deep in their own 22.

 

The excellent Ben Pienaar burst off the base down the short side where Simon Hunt supported him and made 30 metres. The wing stepped inside and opened up a channel for Sam Brown to race up to the Plymouth 22.

 

However, when the ball needed to go cross-field to the other wing where Plymouth had just three defenders, lock Mike Powell opted to crash back into contact. When possession was eventually recycled Neil Mason knocked on from first receiver and the chance went unclaimed.

 

On the quarter hour – and after a sequence of penalties and mistakes – the visitors were backed up near their own line and Ben Evans was penalised for not binding. Roberts made it 3-0.

 

Just before the half-hour, after Maggs’s men had crabbed across the field for a few phases, they managed to drag themselves over the Albion 10-metre line and win a penalty as Paul Rowley impeded Sam Brown at the breakdown. Hughes stroked over a composed three points.

 

Another penalty, for Sam Wilkes dipping his hand into a ruck, gave Plymouth one more chance before the interval.

 

The home side went for touch, reclaimed the lineout and, although the maul was repelled, Pienaar had to be at his most alert to get underneath Toby Howley-Berridge as he twisted over the line.

 

From the resultant five-metre scrum, Stefan Thorp went straight to ground and Roberts was handed another easy three points.

 

Plymouth dominated after the resumption and Billy Robinson had to react smartly to close down Rhodri McAtee’s break following an off-load by Rupeni Nasiga.

 

Ten minutes into the second period, Albion nearly nicked the first try when Brad Hunt’s kick was charged down but Sam Wilkes was on hand to smother the danger. That led to a sequence of set-pieces and infringements on the Mose line and eventually Mike Powell was yellow-carded for off-side.

 

But Mose stood firm and, after Roberts missed two more shots at the sticks, the Red and Blacks grew into the game.

 

Ten minutes remained when Hughes levelled the scores after Bevon Armitage failed to roll away.

 

And then, with their final opportunity, the front row finally got to grips with the opposition, allowing Hughes to deliver the winning points.

  

The Game as it Happened

 

Plymouth

Min

Score

Moseley

Pen Paul Roberts

13

3 - 0

 

 

24

3 - 3

Pen Glyn Hughes

Pen Paul Roberts

40

6 - 3

 

 

52

6 - 3

Rep Tom Warren For Stefan Thorpe (Tactical)

 

56

6 - 3

Yellow Card Mike Powell

 

58

6 - 3

Rep Scott Armstrong For Bradley Hunt (Tactical)

 

58

6 - 3

Rep Ben Pons For Oliver Robinson (Tactical)

Rep Michael Stupple For Aaron Carpenter (Tactical)

62

6 - 3

 

 

62

6 - 3

Rep Adam Caves For Sam Wilkes (Tactical)

Rep Ben Rogers For Jack Andrew (Tactical)

62

6 - 3

 

Rep Tom Cowan-Dickie For Jonathan Vickers (Tactical)

68

6 - 3

 

 

72

6 - 6

Pen Glyn Hughes

 

72

6 - 6

Rep Oliver Thomas For William Robinson (Tactical)

 

72

6 - 6

Rep Buster Lawrence For Mike Powell (Tactical)

Rep Jack Arnott For Rhodri McAtee (Tactical)

73

6 - 6

 

 

77

6 - 6

Rep Daniel Herriott For Benjamin Evans (Tactical)

Rep Ruairi Cushion For Paul Rowley (Tactical)

77

6 - 6

 

Rep Sam Matavesi For Rupeni Nasiga (Tactical)

77

6 - 6

 

Rep David Morton For Lloyd Fairbrother (Tactical)

77

6 - 6

 

 

80

6 - 9

Pen Glyn Hughes