1st XV Match Report V Cross Keys (h) Sat 18/01/2014 

Match Details

 

Venue

Billesley Common

Kick Off

2.00pm

Attendance

528

Referee

Mark Connelly

 

Teams

 

Moseley

31 - 17

Cross Keys

 

 

Mike Penn

15

Ryan Lee

 

T

Simon Hunt

14

Kristian Baller

 

 

Matthew Williams

13

Nathan Williams

 

 

Will Owen

12

Lewis Robling

 

T

Scott Armstrong

11

Nathan Trowbridge

T

C T C C

Will Hooley

10

Dorian Jones

P C C

 

Alex Day

9

Owen Jones

 

 

Tom Warren

1

Richard Cornock

Y

 

Matt Williams

2

Elliot Dee

 

 

Ben Evans

3

Craig Gould

 

 

Alex Woolford

4

Danny Hodge

T

 

Greg Charlton

5

Ollie Hodge

 

 

Neil Mason

6

Phil Sargent

 

 

Oliver Robinson

7

Reuben Tucker

 

 

Chris Brightwell

8

Adam Powell

Y

Replacements

 

 

 

 

Craig Voisey

16

Henry Palmer

 

T T

William Evans

17

Luke Garrett

 

 

Adam Parkins

18

Francisco Tetaz Chaparro

 

 

Mike Powell

19

Darren Waters

 

 

Buster Lawrence

20

Tom Lampard

 

 

Sam Brown

21

Phil Williams

 

 

Anthony Carter

22

Luc Jones

 

Match Report

By Brian Dick – Birmingham Mail

Moseley head coach Kevin Maggs bemoaned his side’s inability to put a game but limited Cross Keys side to the sword.

 

The Billesley Common outfit were clearly stronger but not even five tries and a welcome home win was enough to satisfy Maggs.

 

“We were up and down,” he said. “We didn’t start off great but made a couple of nice breaks and scored three good tries in the first half.

 

“Then we took our foot off the gas and let them back in the game and to concede a try when they had a man in the bin was very disappointing.

 

“We just lacked the killer instinct I was expecting from us being at home.”

 

Even though they ended up breaking 30-point for just the second time this season Moseley spent the first half operating like a side missing an arm.

 

While their scrum was utterly dominant to the point of farce, their lineout misfired badly with hooker Matty Williams unable to hit anything beyond the front.

 

That mean long periods of inertia were spent with Moseley winning scrum penalties, kicking to touch and then losing possession.

 

However, when they did manage to move the ball beyond either set-piece they were by far the better team.

 

After Dorian Jones had given the visitors a fourth minute lead with a penalty, Mose responded well.

 

They just about managed to move the ball from a lineout into midfield where Olly Robinson showed excellent handling to put Will Owen through a yawning gap.

 

The centre, called up as a late replacement to Greg King who is carrying a knock to his hip, barrelled up to the 22.

 

He slowed for support to arrive and duly midfield partner Scott Armstrong materialised to stride home with a classy side-step. Hooley converted.

 

The hosts grabbed a second in the 11th minute when Cross Keys tried to run from their own line.

 

They moved the ball in front of their own posts but Simon Hunt blitzed up and forced a fumble.

 

The former England Sevens wing then had the simple task of gathering the loose ball and falling over for 12-3.

 

Then midway through the half the home team added a third as they finally found value in their dominant front row.

 

Mose pushed Keys off a scrum on the home 22, Chris Brightwell picked up, burst through a couple of tackles and reached halfway.

 

He then laid off to Hooley who raced 50m under the sticks to give himself the simplest of conversions and his side a 19-3 lead.

 

After that the game descended into an exchange of set-pieces as Keys managed to knock Moseley out of their stride.

 

To such an extent in fact that they actually scored just before the interval.

 

With the referee choosing to ignore the fact tighthead Francisco Chaparro was binding illegally, Danny Hodge barrelled through an unguarded ruck for 19-10 at the break.

 

The second half was even more scrappy. Substitute hooker Will Evans scored his first two tries in a Mose shirt.

 

The first came as a finish to Greg Charlton’s 43rd minute barnstorming run and the second at the end of a well-worked maul.

 

But a defensive shocker from Sam Brown allowed Nathan Trowbridge to score

 

The Game as it Happened

Moseley

Min

Score

Cross Keys

 

04

0 - 3

Pen Dorian Jones

Try Scott Armstrong

09

5 - 3

 

Con Will Hooley

09

7 - 3

 

Try Simon Hunt

12

12 - 3

 

Try Will Hooley

21

17 - 3

 

Con Will Hooley

22

19 - 3

 

 

30

19 - 3

Rep Francisco Tetaz Chaparro For Craig Gould (Tactical)

 

33

19 - 3

Rep Tom Lampard For Ollie Hodge (Injury)

Rep William Evans For Matt Williams (Tactical)

40

19 - 3

 

Rep Mike Powell For Alex Woolford (Tactical)

40

19 - 3

 

 

40

19 - 3

Rep Darren Waters For Phil Sargent (Tactical)

 

41

19 - 8

Try Danny Hodge

 

41

19 - 10

Con Dorian Jones

Try William Evans

44

24 - 10

 

 

45

24 - 10

Rep Luc Jones For Owen Jones (Tactical)

 

52

24 - 10

Rep Phil Williams For Lewis Robling (Tactical)

Rep Adam Parkins For Ben Evans (Tactical)

53

24 - 10

 

Rep Craig Voisey For Tom Warren (Tactical)

53

24 - 10

 

 

54

24 - 10

Yellow Card Richard Cornock

Rep Buster Lawrence For Neil Mason (Tactical)

54

24 - 10

 

Rep Sam Brown For Alex Day (Tactical)

54

24 - 10

 

 

57

24 - 10

Rep Luke Garrett For Reuben Tucker (Tactical)

 

63

24 - 15

Try Nathan Trowbridge

 

64

24 - 17

Con Dorian Jones

 

64

24 - 17

Rep Reuben Tucker For Luke Garrett (Tactical)

Rep Anthony Carter For Matthew Williams (Tactical)

65

24 - 17

 

 

72

24 - 17

Yellow Card Adam Powell

 

73

24 - 17

Rep Henry Palmer For Elliot Dee (Tactical)

Try William Evans

75

29 - 17

 

Con Will Hooley

75

31 - 17