1st XV Match Report V Cornish Pirates (a) Sun 28/09/2014 

Cornish Pirates V Moseley 

Match Details

Venue

The Mennaye

Kick Off

3.00pm

Attendance

1,128

Referee

Andrew Jackson

 

Teams

 

Cornish Pirates

29 – 19

 

 

 

Matt Evans

15

Mike Penn

 

 

Kieran Goss

14

Drew Cheshire

 

 

Tom Riley

13

Greg King

 

 

Tom Hendrickson

12

Will Owen

 

 

Kyle Moyle

11

Scott Armstrong

 

 

Kieran Hallett

10

Caolan Ryan

 

 

Tom Kessell

9

Sam Brown

 

 

Jack Andrews

1

Craig Voisey

 

 

Aaron Carpenter

2

Adam Caves

 

 

Alan Paver

3

Simon Gardiner

 

 

Will Carrick Smith

4

Greg Charlton

 

 

Darren Barry

5

Mike Powell

 

 

Chris Morgan

6

Harry Hone

 

 

Joe Atkinson

7

Charley Thomas

 

 

Laurie McGlone

8

Ed Siggery

 

Replacements

 

 

 

 

Jack Innard

16

Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi

 

 

Jamal Ford-Robinson

17

Scott Tolmie

 

 

Tyler Gendall

18

Stefan Thorp

 

 

Will Graulich

19

Alex Woolford

 

 

Matt Bolwell

20

Nile Dacres

 

 

Alex Dancer

21

Dave Brazier

 

 

Mike Pope

22

Sam Olver

 

 

Match Report

By Bill Hooper – Birmingham Mail

Kevin Maggs disappointed his Moseley team came away empty-handed

A Stirring fight back during the final quarter of the game wasn’t enough to bring Moseley any joy from their trip to Cornwall.

Finding themselves trailing 22-0 early in the second half – following first-half tries by scrum-half Tom Kessell and Canadian internationals, full-back Matt Evans and hooker Aaron Carpenter, along with points from the boot of fly-half Kieran Hallett – a raft of replacements made by Moseley head coach Kevin Maggs almost saw his side snatch a win as they clawed their way back to trail 22-19 with just minutes remaining.

It was a try by Moseley flanker Harry Hone from a catch-and-drive in the clubhouse corner, after Pirates’ Matt Evans had been despatched to the sin-bin by referee Andrew Jackson that signalled the start of a comeback on 60 minutes. Replacement fly-half Sam Olver kicked a fine conversion from the touchline to make it a seven-point score.

Just four minutes later a quick tap from scrum-half Sam Brown saw the ball moved wide with full-back Mike Penn putting in winger Drew Cheshire for a try in the same corner.

Olver again kicked a fine conversion but he couldn’t repeat the dose a third time when Brown broke away to score a third try in the scoreboard corner setting up a tense finale.

With time running out and Moseley with their tails well and truly up it looked like they might snatch a victory on Cornish soil when a very good move involving replacement hooker Scott Tolmie, Penn, centre Will Owen and Cheshire almost brought a fourth try. Sadly, the referee saw a Moseley infringement and the chance to win the game was lost.

The Pirates managed to get field position in the Moseley 22 with replacement No.8 Matt Bolwell putting in a storming run towards the Moseley line. He was brought down short but managed to flip the ball to the supporting Kessell who crossed for his second try of the game.

Hallett’s conversion sealed the Pirates’ first win of the campaign to lift them off the foot of the Championship table, leaving Moseley just above bottom side Plymouth Albion.

A disappointed Maggs said. “All credit to our replacements, who came on and had a big influence in the game during the final quarter that we were looking for from the players who started, and then to concede at the end and not come away with a losing bonus point is pretty disappointing, but all credit to the Pirates, this is always a tough place to come and play.”

 

The Game as it Happened

 

 

 

Cornish Pirates

Min

Score

Moseley

Try Kessell

3

5 – 0

 

Con Hallett

4

7 – 0

 

Try Evans

17

12 – 0

 

Con Hallett

18

14 – 0

 

Try Carpenter

24

19 – 0

 

Rep Ford-Robinson for Andrew

40

19 – 0

 

 

51

19 – 0

Rep Olver for Ryan

Pen Hallett

54

22 – 0

 

 

55

22 – 0

Rep Woolford for Charlton

Yellow Card Evans

56

22 - 0

 

 

58

22 – 0

Rep Thorp for Gardiner

 

58

22 – 0

Rep Hobbs-Awoyemi for Voisey

 

59

22 – 0

Rep Tolmie for Caves

 

59

22 – 5

Try Hone

Rep Gendall for Paver

60

22 - 5

 

 

60

22 – 7

Con Olver

Rep Bolwell for McGlone

61

22 - 7

 

 

62

22 – 12

Try Cheshire

 

63

22 – 14

Con Olver

 

70

22 – 19

Try Brown

Rep Pope for Moyle

71

22 - 19

 

Try Kessell

80

27 – 19

 

Con Hallett

81

29 - 19