1st XV Match Report V Bedford Blues (Home) Fri 05/03/2010
Moseley 0 Bedford 21 -
March 5th 2010
Gillick; Simpson-Daniel, Macburnie, Keys,
Mensah-Coker; Reay, Gasson (Taylor 61); Williams (Harden 61), Caves
(Oselton 61), Sigley, Muldowney, Hall (Stott 48), Wilson, Rowland
(Harden 27-37 (Pennycook 48), Rodwell (Mason 48). Replacement: Read
BEDFORD: Pritchard; Fielden,
Dodge, Vass, Taylor (Burke 48); Dorrian, Chudley; Brown (Cecere 47),
Richmond, Boulton, Tupai, Spencer (Rae 40), Gillanders, Harding, Goodman
, Dorrian Pritchard 2; Cons Pritchard
SCORERS: BEDFORD: Tries, Pritchard; Fielden, Pens
Mose empty handed again
By Brian Dick
MOSELEY 0 BEDFORD 23
MOSELEY ended their British & Irish Cup campaign exactly as they started it
with a dispiriting home defeat.
At least they managed to trouble the scorer when they kicked off Pool C,
full of optimism against London Welsh in November. They weren't so precise
last night as several decent opportunities were spurned.
Which is why, for the second time in three games, they ended up on the wrong
end of a shut-out and why they have finished with five losses from five
They will not mourn the passing of a competition that has been little more
than an inconvenience to Ian Smith's small squad. But while they were able
to blame the conditions when they left Aberavon empty handed last Tuesday
week, they had no such excuse last night.
In truth Bedford created more openings and had two tries disallowed but the
Billesley Boys also had their own chances.
But when they needed a pass to go to hand, their discipline to hold or just
to maintain possession, they were unable. The visitors were not so
profligate. Indeed it took them just three minutes before they went ahead.
Former Cov flyhalf Myles Dorrian kicked a penalty awarded when Mose were
whis- tled for crossing.
Then James Pritchard doubled the lead just short of the mid- way point after
Aly Muldowney stepped offside.
And four minutes before the break the fullback made it 9-0 as Moseley failed
to roll away.
In the second half the penalties turned into tries as Bedford took a grip on
First Pritchard followed up his own chip and was on the spot to capitalise
on an error by Mike Gillick.
And a quarter hour in Luke Fielden blasted through Charlie Simpson-Daniel
and Andy Reay to make it 23-0.
Even when Paul Tupai was yellow carded for a late hit on Richard Stott,
Moseley could not break their duck neither in the group nor the match.
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