1st XV Match Report V Bristol (h) Sat 12/04/2014 

Match Details

Venue

Billesley Common

Kick Off

5.10pm

Attendance

1,437

Referee

Matthew Carley

Teams

 

Moseley

24-33

Bristol

 

 

Anthony Carter

15

Jack Wallace

T

 

Simon Hunt

14

George Watkins

 

 

Scott Armstrong

13

Adam Hughes

T

 

Greg King

12

Ben Mosses

Y

T

Matt Williams

11

Andy Short

T T

C P C C

Oliver Thomas

10

Nick Robinson

C C C C

 

Sam Brown

9

Ruki Tipuna

 

 

Craig Voisey

1

Kyle Traynor

 

 

Adam Caves

2

Rhys Lawrence

 

 

Ben Evans

3

Jason Hobson

 

 

Mike Powell

4

Ben Glynn

 

 

Greg Charlton

5

Mark Sorenson

T

 

Neil Mason

6

Nick Koster

 

T

Oliver Robinson

7

Ross Rennie

 

 

Chris Brightwell

8

Mitch Eadie

 

Replacements

 

 

 

T

Tom Warren

16

Ollie Hayes

 

 

William Evans

17

Gaston Cortes

 

Y

Buster Lawrence

18

Ben Skirving

 

 

Joseph Carpenter

19

Iain Grieve

 

 

Ryan Glynn

20

Luke Baldwin

 

 

Will Owen

21

Adrian Jarvis

 

 

Mike Penn

22

Luke Eves

 

 

Match Report

Birmingham Mail

Moseley boss says bad start cost his side dearly against Bristol

Star-struck Moseley never recovered from a nightmare start as visitors Bristol soared back to the top of the Greene King IPA Championship.

But there was plenty to cheer the majority of the 1,437 supporters, with the home side finishing with a flourish and able to celebrate the best try of the game.

Bristol made the perfect start, scoring their opening try on four minutes and then adding three more inside the opening quarter, the trusty boot of the excellent Nick Robinson helping them chalk up a 26-0 lead.

The sides exchanged tries either side of half-time before Moseley staged a dramatic late surge with Oli Robinson and Tom Warren crossing to edge the home side to within nine points with five minutes to go.

Constant pressure looked like it would see a fourth score for the home side but it wasn’t to be.

“I don’t know what happened at the start of the game,” Moseley head coach Kevin Maggs admitted. “Maybe we were a bit camera shy or a bit star- struck.

“It was probably our worst start this year and there were a few choice words said at half-time.

“Whether the boys were a bit under pressure because it was on TV, I don’t know. It’s one of those things I can’t explain and it’s a shame because our error count in the first 25 minutes was poor, our defence was poor and they turned the ball over too many times.

“But we came back in the second half and it almost went our way. They [Bristol] could have had a second yellow card and we maybe should have got two bonus points. There were a couple of times when the referee could have binned their lads — there were two or three line-outs when they killed the ball when we could have scored.

“For us not to get anything out of the game was a bit harsh because I thought we dominated both possession and territory in the second half but unfortunately we didn’t get our reward.”

It was Andrew Short who dotted down Bristol’s fourth-minute opener with full-back Jack Wallace scoring in the corner four minutes later.

The Moseley defence was non-existent as visiting skipper Mark Sorenson added a third on 14 minutes with Short adding his second after the visitors broke from inside their own half. Robinson converted three after his opening kick had struck the upright.

It took spirit to come back from such a wretched start but Moseley did it in style with their former Bristol wing Matt Williams dancing his way to the line, skipping and squirming his way past three tackles in the process.

Oli Thomas slotted over the extras and then added a penalty at the start of the second half.

 But the momentum was broken when the title favourites ran in a fifth try two minutes later through Adam Hughes, Robinson again kicking the conversion.

Moseley replacement Buster Lawrence was sin-binned five minutes after entering the fray and, just as he returned, Bristol’s Ben Mosses saw yellow for a deliberate knock-on.

The Billesley Common side grabbed their chance and Robinson powered over in the corner before a catch and drive move resulted in replacement prop Warren scoring five minutes from the end.

The vital fourth try eluded Moseley but Maggs was able to relish the dazzling effort scored by his wing wonder who arrived at the club after playing a handful of games for Bristol.

“I think Matt Williams is a Premiership player and we have done all we can to hold on to him,” the Moseley coach said. “We can’t do any more — we need more sponsors and more firms to come on board and get on our journey to where we want to go.

“Matt is a fantastic player, has scored 12 tries and is a Premiership talent as far as I’m concerned.”

 

The Game as it Happened

 

 

 

Moseley

Min

Score

Bristol

 

04

0 - 5

Try Andy Short

 

08

0 - 10

Try Jack Wallace

 

10

0 - 12

Con Nick Robinson

 

14

0 - 17

Try Mark Sorenson

 

16

0 - 19

Con Nick Robinson

 

20

0 - 24

Try Andy Short

 

20

0 - 26

Con Nick Robinson

Try Matt Williams

37

5 - 26

 

 

38

5 – 26

Rep Luke Baldwin for Ruki Tipuna

Con Oliver Thomas

39

7 - 26

 

 

41

7 – 26

Rep Gaston Cortes for Kyle Traynor

Pen Oliver Thomas

47

10 - 26

 

 

49

10 - 31

Try Adam Hughes

Rep Buster Lawrence for Greg Charlton

49

10 - 31

 

 

50

10 - 33

Con Nick Robinson

 

53

10 – 33

Rep Iain Grieve for Ross Rennie

Yellow Card Buster Lawrence

55

10 - 33

 

 

57

10 – 33

Rep Adrian Jarvis for Nicky Robinson

Rep Ryan Glynn for Sam Brown

63

10 - 33

 

Rep Tom Warren for Ben Evans

65

10 - 33

 

 

67

10 - 33

Yellow Card Ben Mosses

Try Oliver Robinson

69

15 - 33

 

Con Oliver Thomas

69

17 - 33

 

Rep Joe Carpenter for Neil Mason

74

17 - 33

 

Try Tom Warren

76

22 - 33

 

Con Oliver Thomas

76

24 – 33

 

 

77

24 - 33

Rep Luke Eves for Ben Mosses

 

77

24 – 33

Rep Ben Skirving for Mitch Eadie

Rep Will Owen for Greg King

79

24 - 33