1st XV Match Report V Nottingham (h) Sat 09/11/2013 

 

Match Details

 

Venue

Billesley Common

Kick Off

3.00pm

Attendance

712

Referee

Craig Maxwell-Keys

 

Teams

 

 

Moseley

29 – 15

Nottingham

 

T

Anthony Carter

15

Rory Lynn

 

 

Scott Armstrong

14

Sean Morris

 

 

Greg King

13

Ed Styles

 

 

Will Owen

12

Joe Munro

 

 

Matthew Williams

11

Tom Chapman

 

P P C C P P P

Caolan Ryan

10

Matthew Jarvis

P P P P P

 

Sam Brown

9

Sean Romans

 

 

Craig Voisey

1

Ryan Bower

 

 

Rhys Buckley

2

Alun Walker

 

T

Adam Parkins

3

Michael Holford

Y

 

Buster Lawrence

4

Neilus Keogh

 

 

Mike Powell

5

Dan Montagu

 

Y

Neil Mason

6

Rupert Cooper

 

 

Oliver Robinson

7

Brent Wilson

 

 

Chris Brightwell

8

Tom Calladine

Y

Replacements

 

 

 

 

Tom Warren

16

Ben Brownlie

 

 

William Evans

17

Harry Williams

 

 

Ben Evans

18

Harry Casson

 

 

Nigel Burrows

19

Joe Burton

 

 

David Brazier

20

Harrison Lee-Everton

 

 

Mike Penn

21

Finlay Barnham

 

 

Simon Hunt

22

Jacob Knight

 

 

Match Report

By Brian Dick – Birmingham Mail

 

Kevin Maggs praises Caolan Ryan

 

Kevin Maggs hailed the performance of debutant fly half Caolan Ryan who kicked Moseley to a vital victory - with just 30 minutes notice.

 

The 22-year-old was not even supposed to be in the squad until Will Hooley pulled out with a groin injury in the warm-up.

 

The youngster responded nervelessly with a perfect seven out of seven from the tee and also created one of Moseley’s two tries.

 

He complemented that score from Anthony Carter - and another from Adam Parkins, with 19 points from his boot to give Mose their first win over Nottingham since September 2007.

 

It also lifted them to eighth in the table - above the struggling Green and Whites and 11 clear of winless Ealing at the bottom. Sights are firmly set on mid-table.

 

All of which made it a perfect league debut for the former Mose Mini and Junior - and delighted his head coach.

 

“I thought he was outstanding,” Maggs said. “He played really well. He controlled the game, the rest of the boys were helping him as well. Defensively he gave it a good go too.

 

“He’s a very good player, we’ve backed him, he’s come in today and done a great job for us.

 

“He practises his kicking all the time, he works with Jan Webster and to be fair he has come in and grabbed his opportunity with both hands. At times his kicking was outstanding.

 

“He just needs the experience, today he has got his chance with Ollie Thomas out and he’s taken it, we’re delighted with him.”

 

Nottingham’s kicker Matthew Jarvis was even more crucial to his team’s scoring, with five penalties from seven shots.

 

Which is perhaps a demonstration of how short on confidence the visitors are as they repeatedly went for posts rather than back their lineout or dominant scrum.

 

Not that Moseley will feel remotely bothered, having waited six years for this win - and taken a few pastings on the way, their tails are up.

 

They have now won two in a row and have stopped their last two opponents crossing their line. They go to Bedford next Friday - where they haven’t won in modern times, in upbeat mood.

 

Ryan made a composed start with two penalties in the first seven minutes.

 

The first came after four when Neilus Keogh was penalised for pulling down a maul.

 

The former Worcester academy play-maker stepped up and spanked a sweetly struck 40m kick.

 

He repeated the trick for 6-0 soon afterwards as the Moseley forwards went straight at and through Nottingham to force a ruck infringement.

 

However, not to be outdone Jarvis continuously made Mose play for their indiscretions.

 

One came in the 11th minute as the hosts went in at the side on a driven maul.

 

Jarvis halved the deficit and then levelled midway through the period as Mike Powell was pinged for the same offence.

 

In the 26th minute Jarvis might have put the visitors in front after the Mose scrum buckled on halfway but instead he scuffed his kick.

 

Buoyed by that escape Moseley reeled off two tries in seven minutes, the first just before the half hour.

 

Ryan made a superb break and found Carter on his shoulder. The full back took the off-load and covered the 25m to the posts without an inch to spare. Ryan converted.

 

Jarvis kicked another scrum penalty for 13-9 but Mose responded with a second try.

 

Sam Brown sniped through and the Mose pack bulldozed up to the line. Neil Mason was held just short but there was no cover to stop Adam Parkins dotting down from 10cm.

 

Ryan’s extras made it 20-9 although Jarvis added a fourth penalty just before the break

 

Any prospect of a comeback was swiftly dismissed as Ryan added two more penalties and then exchanged another with Jarvis as Moseley closed out the game in convincing fashion.

 

“We know we are capable of beating teams when we get it right,” Maggs said.

 

“We didn’t get everything right, we missed a couple of opportunities in their 22 again but ultimately we have won the game, scored two tries and to be fair at stages we played very well, we’re progressing nicely.”

 

 

The Game as it Happened

 

Ealing

Min

Score

Moseley

Pen Caolan Ryan

05

3 - 0

 

Pen Caolan Ryan

07

6 - 0

 

 

12

6 - 3

Pen Matthew Jarvis

 

20

6 - 6

Pen Matthew Jarvis

Try Anthony Carter

29

11 - 6

 

Con Caolan Ryan

30

13 - 6

 

 

31

13 - 6

Rep Joe Burton For Rupert Cooper (Tactical)

 

33

13 - 9

Pen Matthew Jarvis

 

33

13 - 9

Rep Harry Williams For Tom Chapman (Tactical)

Try Adam Parkins

35

18 - 9

 

Con Caolan Ryan

36

20 - 9

 

 

39

20 - 12

Pen Matthew Jarvis

 

43

20 - 12

Yellow Card Tom Calladine

Pen Caolan Ryan

45

23 - 12

 

Pen Caolan Ryan

52

26 - 12

 

 

53

26 - 12

Rep Finlay Barnham For Sean Romans (Tactical)

 

59

26 - 15

Pen Matthew Jarvis

Yellow Card Neil Mason

60

26 - 15

 

Rep Tom Warren For Craig Voisey (Tactical)

60

26 - 15

 

Rep Ben Evans For Adam Parkins (Tactical)

60

26 - 15

 

 

73

26 - 15

Yellow Card Michael Holford

Pen Caolan Ryan

78

29 - 15

 

Rep David Brazier For Sam Brown (Tactical)

78

29 - 15