1st XV Match Report V London Scottish (h) Sat 22/03/2014 

Match Details

 

Venue

Billesley Common

Kick Off

3.00pm

Attendance

902

Referee

 

 

Teams

 

Moseley

20-23

London Scottish

 

 

Anthony Carter

15

Jim Thompson

 

 

Simon Hunt

14

James Love

C P P

 

Scott Armstrong

13

Mike Doneghan

 

 

Will Owen

12

PJ Gidlow

 

T

Matthew Williams

11

Miles Mantella

 

C P

Oliver Thomas

10

Dan Newton

 

 

Sam Brown

9

Jordi Pasqualin

 

 

Craig Voisey

1

Nic Mayhew

 

 

Adam Caves

2

Adam Kwasnicki

 

 

Ben Evans

3

Tomas Francis

 

 

Greg Charlton

4

Tyler Hotson

 

 

Mike Powell

5

David Lyons

 

 

Neil Mason

6

Neil Best

T

T T Y

Oliver Robinson

7

Matt Everard

 

 

Chris Brightwell

8

Mark Bright

T T

Replacements

 

 

 

 

Tom Warren

16

Ted Stagg

 

 

William Evans

17

George Hunter

 

 

Adam Parkins

18

Lewis Thiede

 

 

Nigel Burrows

19

Paul Spivey

 

 

Buster Lawrence

20

Ben Pattenden

 

 

Ryan Glynn

21

Andy Reay

 

 

Mike Penn

22

Dante Mama

 

 

Match Report

By Brian Dick – Birmingham Mail 

Kevin Maggs described as ‘sickening’ the last minute defeat which saw Moseley lose their four-month unbeaten home run.

The Mose head coach thought his side had snatched a deserved draw as they came back from 20-10 down to level five minutes from time.

 

But a last play penalty as the home side illegally defended a driving maul saw James Love seal Scottish’s first away win in 2014.

 

That left Maggs gutted his side had slipped to a first defeat at Billesley Common since London Welsh prevailed in November.

 

“It’s very frustrating,” Maggs said. “To lose the way we did on the last play is sickening for the lads and for us with all the effort we have put in.

 

“But unfortunately we undid ourselves again. We started really well in the first 20 minutes, we got into the lead playing some really good stuff and then we went off the boil to let them catch up. We just gave them two tries and went in 17-10 down.

 

“We came back and put ourselves in a great position to win the game and it could have gone either way. Unfortunately it went against us.

 

“We had our opportunities, we lost a lot of ball at lineout, the set-piece went against us initially, although we rectified that a bit.”

 

Moseley managed to level the scores in the 74th minute when Matt Williams hared down the left wing to bag his tenth of the season.

 

Before that and with first use of the slope and wind Moseley made a good start and within a couple of minutes had won a kickable penalty for Ollie Thomas.

 

Unfortunately the swirling breeze, which was to prove tricky all afternoon, meant the normally reliable kicker hit his effort wide.

 

That didn’t seem to matter just three minutes later when Scottish had still failed to clear their lines and a loose ball broke to Olly Robinson, who picked up and strolled through the wafer thin defence.

 

The flanker was to have an eventful afternoon and was yellow carded half an hour later, barely had to break a tackle over the 20m to the line. Thomas converted for 7-0 and was on target again just before the quarter hour to make it 10-0.

 

However, just two minutes later Mark Bright hammered over from close range for 10-5.

 

Then five minutes before the break Robinson was sin-binned for a deliberate knock on and Scottish scored two tries in quick succession. First Neil Best scampered through some flimsy tackling in midfield to romp under the sticks from 30m. Love’s extras made it 12-10.

 

Then on the final play David Lyons passed out of a tackle to give Bright a second try down the unguarded wing.

 

Love missed the extras but was successful with a 52nd minute penalty that made it 20-10.

 

At that stage it looked as though the Londoners would go on and secure a try bonus.

 

But Moseley dug deep and after a spell of sustained pressure Sam Brown and Chris Brightwell opened up space for Robinson to bag his second.

 

And then near the end the openside turned provider after a quick tap penalty from Ryan Glynn took play into the visitors’ half.

 

Robinson’s pass gave the flying Williams enough space to score from 25m. Only for Love to have the final say.

 

The Game as it Happened

 

 

 

London Welsh

Min

Score

Moseley

Try Oliver Robinson

06

5 - 0

 

Con Oliver Thomas

07

7 - 0

 

Pen Oliver Thomas

14

10 - 0

 

 

15

10 - 5

Try Mark Bright

 

33

10 - 5

Rep Dante Mama For Jim Thompson (Injury)

Yellow Card Oliver Robinson

34

10 - 5

 

 

35

10 - 10

Try Neil Best

 

36

10 - 12

Con James Love

 

42

10 - 17

Try Mark Bright

 

52

10 - 20

Pen James Love

Try Oliver Robinson

56

15 - 20

 

Rep Buster Lawrence For Greg Charlton (Tactical)

57

15 - 20

 

Rep Ryan Glynn For Sam Brown (Tactical)

60

15 - 20

 

Rep Adam Parkins For Ben Evans (Tactical)

66

15 - 20

 

Rep Tom Warren For Craig Voisey (Tactical)

70

15 - 20

 

 

73

15 - 20

Rep George Hunter For Nic Mayhew (Tactical)

Try Matthew Williams

75

20 - 20

 

 

78

20 - 20

Rep Andy Reay For PJ Gidlow (Tactical)

Rep Nigel Burrows For Neil Mason (Tactical)

79

20 - 20

 

 

83

20 - 23

Pen James Love