1st XV Match Report V Northampton Saints (a) Sat 23/08/2014 

Match Details

Venue

Franklin Gardens

Kick Off

5.00pm

Teams

 

Northampton

42 – 24

Moseley

 

 

James Wilson

15

Antony Carter

 

 

Josh Skelcey

14

Drew Cheshire

 

 

Rory Hutchinson

13

Scott Armstrong

 

 

Will Hooley

12

Will Owen

 

 

Howard Packman

11

Mike Penn

 

 

Sam Olver

10

Caolan Ryan

 

 

Alex Day

9

Dave Brazier

 

 

Ethan Waller

1

Tom Warren

 

 

Reece Marshall

2

Scott Tolmie

 

 

Gareth Denman

3

Craig Voisey

 

 

Jordan Onojaife

4

Mike Powell

 

 

Alex Woolford

5

Greg Charlton

 

 

 Jacob Conner

6

Harry Hone

 

 

Teimana Harrison

7

Joe Carpenter

 

 

Cam Dolan

8

Neil Mason

 

Replacements

 

 

 

 

Ross McMillan

16

Stefan Thorp

 

 

Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi

17

Adam Caves

 

 

Adam Parkins

18

Simon Gardiner

 

 

Alex Foster

19

Nile Dacres

 

 

Gavin Kendall

20

Ed Siggery

 

 

Phil Robinson

21

Ollie Thomas

 

 

Tom Taylor-Dawes

22

Louis Roach

 

 

 

23

Charlie Thomas

 

 

 

24

Jack Lea

 

Match Report

From the Saints website

Saints Put Six past Dogged Moseley

A youthful Saints XV made it two wins from the double-header by putting six tries past Championship outfit Moseley.

Moseley started the brighter, working their way into a position for Caolan Ryan to have the first shot at goal with four minutes on the clock. The fly half’s attempt was ambitious, some 45 metres out, but there was plenty of distance on the kick before it drifted wide.

Still, Moseley’s opening points were somewhat fortuitous. Saints won a throw against the head and quickly worked an overlap. Had Michael Penn missed his interception attempt the hosts would have been away up the right wing. But instead he came away with the ball and was over for the game’s first try.

It took five minutes for Saints to reply, and it was a peach. Forwards and backs combined superbly, and smart hands from Ethan Waller and Jordan Onojaife helped put Josh Skelcey over in the corner.

Similar handling skills created the second try, seven minutes later. Cam Dolan came off the back of a scrum 10 metres out, and Alex Day timed his pass superbly to put James Wilson over.

They may have conceded two tries in relatively quick succession, but Moseley did not let their heads drop. Ryan missed a second shot at goal a minute into the second quarter, and seven minutes after that Moseley’s pack showed why their playmaker should have been kicking to touch sooner as they drove Tom Warren over in the corner.

But as the half wore on Saints’ greater conditioning began to show, and increasing pressure was rewarded when Alex Day tapped a penalty quickly to dive over from five metres out.

Will Hooley continued his good form from the tee from the afternoon’s first game, landing three from three to take the half-time score to Saints 21, Moseley 12.

Just as they had done in the first half Moseley crossed for the first points of the second, Adam Caves coming up from the back of a maul.

Moseley’s third try may have been similar to their first, but so was the Saints’, Sam Olver sending a long pass to give the space to Howard Packman to sidestep the last defender and score.

Still the red and blacks kept on coming and keeping it tight, another powerful maul bringing a try for Ed Siggery.

However, as it had in the first half, the latter stages of the second saw the Saints’ full-time training pay off, with Skelcey leaving two defenders in his wake in one powerful burst and Olver going past two more on his way to the whitewash.

Packman crossed for a second try six minutes from time, and while Moseley finished on the front foot the game was long gone.

 

The Game as it Happened

 

 

 

Northampton

Min

Score

Moseley

 

06

0 - 5

Try Mike Penn

 

07

0 – 7

Con Caolan Ryan

Try Josh Skelcey

11

5 – 7

 

Con Will Hooley

12

7 – 7

 

Try James Wilson

18

12 – 7

 

Con Will Hooley

19

14 - 7

 

 

28

14 – 12

Try Tom Warren

Try Alex Day

38

19 – 12

 

Con Will Hooley

39

21 – 12

 

 

46

21 – 17

Try Adam Caves

 

47

21 – 19

Con Caolan Ryan

Try Howard Packmam

56

26 – 19

 

Con Rory Hutchinson

57

28 - 19

 

 

62

28 – 24

Try Ed Siggery

Try Sam Olver

65

33 – 24

 

Con Rory Hutchinson

66

35 – 24

 

Try Howard Packman

74

40 – 24

 

Con Rory Hutchinson

75

42 - 24