1st XV Match Report V Leeds (h) Sat 26/10/2013 

Match Details

 

Venue

Billesley Common

Kick Off

3.00pm

Attendance

774

Referee

Darren Gammage

 

Teams

 

 

Moseley

18 - 27

Leeds

 

P P

Oliver Thomas

15

Steve McColl

 

 

Scott Armstrong

14

Jonah Holmes

T

 

Greg King

13

Peter Lucock

 

 

Anthony Carter

12

Freddie Burdon

 

 

Matthew Williams

11

David Doherty

T

C

Will Hooley

10

Glyn Hughes

P C T C

 

Sam Brown

9

Craig Hampson

 

 

Tom Warren

1

Ben Harris

 

Y

Rhys Buckley

2

Phil Nilsen

T

 

Ben Evans

3

Damien Tussac

 

 

Alex Woolford

4

Matt Smith

 

 

Mike Powell

5

Calum Green

 

 

Neil Mason

6

Ryan Burrows

Y

 

Oliver Robinson

7

Jacob Rowan

 

T

Chris Brightwell

8

Chris Walker

 

Replacements

 

 

 

 

Craig Voisey

16

Joe Graham

 

 

William Evans

17

Lee Imiolek

 

 

Danny Herriott

18

Charlie Beech

 

 

Cory Hill

19

Nathan Hannay

 

 

Buster Lawrence

20

James Doyle

 

T

Alex Day

21

Josh Griffin

 

 

Will Owen

22

Alex Lozowski

 

 

Match Report

By Brian Dick – Birmingham Mail

 

Old boy backs Maggs’ men despite defeat

 

Former Moseley fly half Glyn Hughes denied his old team their first victory of the season - then backed them to secure it next week.

 

The Leeds play-maker starred on his return to Billesley Common with 12 points which included his first try for his new club.

 

The 22-year-old’s touch down was one of four which gave the visitors a bonus point - and left Mose empty handed ahead of Friday’s basement battle with Ealing.

 

In fact all Kevin Maggs’s men had to show for another committed performance were scores from Chris Brightwell and Alex Day, converted by Will Hooley, and a couple of penalties from Ollie Thomas.

 

There is also concern about the full back’s fitness after he was taken off with a knee injury early in the second half. Maggs is optimistic that his leading scorer will be out for less than a month.

 

But the 29-year-old is highly likely to miss Mose’s first trip to Vallis Way for a potentially pivotal match between the Championship’s two winless sides.

 

And having played both Hughes in sure his old team can both beat the Trailfinders and stay in the division.

 

“They [Moseley] played well, you have got to give them credit for that, especially the way they performed in the second half,” he said.

 

“When we went in 15-11 up at half time and the second half coming down the hill I thought we could run away with it but they kept going, they disrupted our set-piece and we made errors in the backs.

 

“Of course they can compete in this league and stay up, the way they competed in the second half was very similar to a lot of the games that I played in here. They show a team too much respect and them come back firing at the end when they get a sniff.

 

“Having watched Ealing I would back Moseley to beat them, when we played them they were pretty poor.”

 

Ealing’s 64-3 hammering at Headingley reflects well on Moseley who led for much of the first half only to be caught by Hughes’s score just before the break.

 

Moseley were first to set the scoreboard ticking when Thomas kicked a second minute penalty, won at the breakdown by Greg King.

 

Leeds looked as though they would respond fairly quickly as their scrum got on top and gave veteran Ben Evans a torrid time on the tighthead side.

 

However, all too often their handling let them down or they were stripped of possession, which is why it took them another quarter of an hour to level.

 

That was after Rhys Buckley was penalised for stupidly failing to release a tackled player. Hughes stroked his first three points.

 

Mose responded midway through the period when Ryan Burrows was pinged for the same offence after Neil Mason carried up. Thomas boomed a 40m penalty for 6-3.

 

The first try came 14 minutes before the break after Leeds turned down a shot at the posts for a catch and drive opportunity. They executed perfectly and Phil Nilsen rode a well organised maul 15m to the line. Hughes converted.

 

But once again the hosts were quick to reply as Leeds lost the ball trying to run it out of defence. Mike Powell recovered and laid off for Hooley.

 

The young fly half’s long pass invited Matt Williams in to the fray and the winger sucked in two players before off-loading for Chris Brightwell. The former England Sevens man denied the attentions of Steve McColl with a juddering hand off and rumbled down the side line for his second try in three weeks. Thomas missed the extras but Mose led 11-10.

 

Mose’s chances of increasing that before the interval were hit when Buckley was yellow carded for an off-the-ball incident.

 

With his side down a man Leeds spent the final ten minutes on the attack.

 

And they made it pay on the final play as another lineout drive was held but Hughes managed to find a gap between Brightwell and Sam Brown to dot down and make it 15-11.

 

Thomas’s injury soon after the restart affected Moseley’s decision-making and made their malfunctioning lineout even more damaging.

 

Dave Doherty finished off a break by Craig Hampson on 52 minutes and Jonah Holmes latched on to Fred Burdon’s kick through, which meant Day’s 30m scamper after a break by Hooley was nought but a consolation.

 

 

The Game as it Happened

 

 

Moseley

Min

Score

Leeds

Pen Oliver Thomas

03

3 - 0

 

 

18

3 - 3

Pen Glyn Hughes

Pen Oliver Thomas

21

6 - 3

 

 

26

6 - 8

Try Phil Nilsen

 

27

6 - 10

Con Glyn Hughes

Rep William Evans For Rhys Buckley (Tactical)

28

6 - 10

 

Try Chris Brightwell

29

11 - 10

 

Yellow Card Rhys Buckley

32

11 - 10

 

Rep William Evans For Neil Mason (Tactical)

34

11 - 10

 

 

40

11 - 15

Try Glyn Hughes

Rep Will Owen For Oliver Thomas (Injury)

44

11 - 15

 

Rep Neil Mason For William Evans (Tactical)

44

11 - 15

 

 

53

11 - 20

Try David Doherty

 

54

11 - 22

Con Glyn Hughes

 

55

11 - 22

Rep Lee Imiolek For Ben Harris (Tactical)

Rep Danny Herriott For Ben Evans (Tactical)

55

11 - 22

 

Rep Cory Hill For Mike Powell (Tactical)

55

11 - 22

 

 

57

11 - 22

Rep Joe Graham For Phil Nilsen (Tactical)

Rep Craig Voisey For Tom Warren (Tactical)

61

11 - 22

 

Rep Alex Day For Sam Brown (Tactical)

61

11 - 22

 

Rep Buster Lawrence For Alex Woolford (Tactical)

61

11 - 22

 

 

63

11 - 22

Rep Charlie Beech For Damien Tussac (Tactical)

 

67

11 - 27

Try Jonah Holmes

 

67

11 - 27

Rep Josh Griffin For Peter Lucock (Tactical)

 

72

11 - 27

Rep James Doyle For Jacob Rowan (Tactical)

 

73

11 - 27

Yellow Card Ryan Burrows

Try Alex Day

75

16 - 27

 

Con Will Hooley

76

18 - 27

 

 

78

18 - 27

Rep Alex Lozowski For Glyn Hughes (Tactical)