1st XV Match Report V London Scottish (h) Sat 08/11/2014 

 

Match Details

Attendance 631

Referee David Procter


Teams
 

 

Moseley

16 – 9

London Scottish

 

 

Mike Penn

15

Peter Lydon

 

 

Drew Cheshire

14

Matt Williams

 

 

Scott Armstrong

13

Lee Millar

 

 

Will Owen

12

Petala Gidlow

 

 

Josh Skelcey

11

Miles Mantella

 

 

Sam Olver

10

Dan Newton

 

 

Alex Day

9

Matthew Heeks

 

 

Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi

1

James Hallam

 

 

Alex Day

2

Todd Gleave

 

 

Craig Voisey

3

Max Maidment

 

 

Greg Charlton

4

James Philips

 

 

Mike Powell

5

Gregor Gillanders

 

 

Ed Siggery

6

Neil Best

 

 

Charley Thomas

7

Chris Walker

 

 

Chris Brightwell

8

Mark Bright

 

Replacements

 

 

 

 

Tom Warren

16

Mark Lilley

 

 

Scott Tolmie

17

David Cherry

 

 

Stefan Thorp

18

Ben Prescott

 

 

Neil Mason

19

Freddie Clarke

 

 

Nile Dacres

20

Chris Auld

 

 

Dave Brazier

21

Charlie Dockery

 

 

Rory Hutchinson

22

Alex Coomes

 

 

Match Report

By David Lawrence – Birmingham Mail

Mose picked up first Championship win of the season

After a day when the ball barely reached the wings it seems perverse to identify one of the under-employed glory boys as the key contributor to Moseley’s first Championship win of the season.

Between them Moseley’s Drew Cheshire and Josh Skelcey, and Scottish’s pairing of Miles Mantella and Matt Williams, spent virtually all of their time running backwards to field kicks and not demonstrating their more lavish qualities.

By contrast the Heffalumps up front waddled and wallowed themselves to a standstill as they battled in vain to force the error or produce the break that would decide the afternoon their team’s way.

Yet without Cheshire’s fleeting intervention Moseley and London Scottish’s packs might still have been wading around now , matching each other penalty for penalty, scrum for scrum, lineout for lineout.

The ball made it to the wide channels on just two occasions, once for each side.

After five minutes Mantella slipped away from Scott Armstrong but was scragged just before he reached the line. It was the last time Scottish broke Moseley down.

The hosts’ opportunity came two minutes into the second period when Armstrong lumped an injudicious kick to the right sideline and the ball sat up for Cheshire to romp home from 40 metres.

Sam Oliver converted and those seven points were to prove the difference.

It was the youngster’s fourth score in his first six Championship matches and would have left Moseley supporters contrasting the contribution of their latest strike weapon with that of their last.

Poor Williams. Last season’s hero rejected Moseley’s desperate attempts to keep him and moved to Scottish looking for a more expansive brand of rugby with which to showcase his undoubted ability.

But once again he passed a cold and wet afternoon at Billesley Common as a virtual spectator. Indeed, his only notable achievement was to survive the hosts’ first-half attempt to drown him as he gathered an Olver kick through in Coffin Corner. Or Tomb Tarn as it was on Saturday.

To Cheshire the spoils and the glory, to Williams a soggy ‘Nice to see you back’.

Moseley’s first victory puts them back in touch with the clubs in mid-table and while it might be fanciful to think Cheshire can inspire the Red and Blacks to the same kind of finish Williams did, they are at least off and running.

 

The Game as it Happened

 

 

 

Moseley

Min

Score

Nottingham

 

9

0 – 3

Pen Peter Lydon

Pen Sam Olver

18

3 – 3

 

Pen Sam Olver

40

6 - 3

 

 

41

6 – 3

Rep David Cherry for Todd Gleave

Try Drew Cheshire

43

11 - 3

 

Con Sam Olver

44

13 - 3

 

 

46

13 – 6

Pen Peter Lydon

 

54

13 – 6

Rep Ben Prescott for Max Maidment

 

54

13 – 6

Rep Mark Lilley for James Hallam

Pen Sam Olver

55

16 - 6

 

 

60

16 – 9

Pen Peter Lydon

Rep Neil Mason for Charlie Thomas

70

16 – 9

 

Rep Scott Tolmie for Adam Caves

75

16 – 9

 

Rep Tom Warren for Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi

75

16 - 9