1st XV Match Report V Ebbw Vale (h) Sat 15/08/2015 

Moseley 49 – 31 Ebbw Vale

Saturday 15th August - at Billesley Common

Attendance 373

Teams

Mike Penn

15

Dan Haymond

Drew Cheshire

14

Steffan Jones

Greg King

13

Patric Lewis

Charlie Foley

12

Jordan Howells

Ed Sheldon*

11

Ryan Gardiner

Glyn Hughes

10

Dai Langdon

Sam Brown

9

Chris Thomas

Craig Voisey

1

Ross Jones

Jack Lea

2

Mathew Williams

Simon Gardiner

3

Gethin Robinson

Aaron Flagg

4

Damien Hudd (capt)

Harry Casson

5

Ashley Sweet

Ed Siggery

6

Rhys Clarke

Harry Hone

8

Ethan Doyle

Will Keenan*

7

Cameron Regan

Replacements

 

 

Tom Warren

16

Keagan Bale

Scott Tolmie

17

Ian George

Tom Fidler

18

Joe Franchi

Greg Charlton

19

Luke Leddington

Dave Brazier

20

Joe Bartlett

Rhys Williams

21

James Hall

Sam Montieri*

22

Tom Edwards

Buster Lawrence

23

Dominic Franchi

Sam Raven*

24

David Williams

Aaron Pinches

25

Ronny Kynes

Joe Bercis

26

 

* Denotes trialist

Scorers

 

Moseley

Ebbw Vale

 

Tries

Jack Lea

Ed Siggery

Ed Sheldon

Glyn Hughes

Greg King (2)

Scott Tolmie

 

Cameron Regan

Ryan Gardiner

Dan Haymond

Dai Langdon

Patric Lewis

Conversions

 

Glyn Hughes (7)

Dai Langdon (3)

Penalties

 

 

 

Drop Goals

 

 

 

Match Report

By Chris Smart – The Rugby Paper

New Ebbw Vale coach Nigel Davies saw his first game in charge end in defeat as the Welshmen came off second best in this pre-season friendly at Billesley Common.

The English Championship hosts held their nerve to see off a strong challenge from the Welshmen who had made such a big impression on the Welsh Premiership last season, finishing runners-up to winner Pontypridd.

Despite scoring five tries, Vale could not get the better of the hosts who had that little extra on the day in all the key areas. Ebbw Vale try scorers included debutants Ryan Gardiner and Patrick Lewis, with others coming from Cameron Regan, Dan Haymond and Dia Langdon, who added three conversions.

With 10 minutes left, at 35-31, it looked as if the Steelmen might sneak it but two well worked last scores took the game away from the visitors.

Moseley scored first half tries by Jack lea, Ed Sheldon, Ed Siggery and Glyn Hughes, all converted by Hughes to narrowly lead 28-24 at the break.

Kevin Maggs’ Mose side played some very impressive attacking rugby in the second period reminiscent of the former Ireland international’s own playing days.

They registered further converted touch downs through Greg King and late efforts by King and Hooker Scott Tolmie. Hughes added the extras to complete a fine victory for the Englishmen who are targeting a top half finish in next season’s Championship.