1st XV Match Report V London Scottish (a) Fri 04/09/2015 

Attendance: 888                                          Referee: Darren Gamage

Teams

Craig Jackson

15

Charlie Foley

Jason Harries

14

Drew Cheshire

Drew Locke

13

Greg King

Oliver Grove

12

Aaron Pinches

Andrew Turner

11

Kyle Evans

Dan Newton

10

Glyn Hughes

Matthew Heeks

9

Dave Brazier

James Gibbons

1

Tom Fidler

Adam Kwasnicki

2

Scott Tolmie

Max Maidment

3

Craig Voisey

Josh Brown

4

Sam Raven

Will Carrick-Smith

5

Greg Charlton

Roy Bartle

6

Aaron Flagg

Mark Bright

8

Chris Brightwell

Chris Walker

7

Ed Siggery

Replacements

 

 

Jack Cosgrove

16

Tom Warren

David Cherry

17

Jack Lea

James Litchfield

18

Simon Gardiner

Neale Patrick

19

Joe Bercis

Chevvy Pennycook

20

Harry Hone

Russell Weir

21

Sam Brown

Peter Lydon

22

Rhys Williams

 

The game as it happened

 

03

0-3

Pen Glyn Hughes

Try Mark Bright

09

5-3

 

Con Dan Newton

10

7-3

 

 

18

7-6

Pen Glyn Hughes

 

24

7-9

Pen Glyn Hughes

 

32

7-12

Pen Glyn Hughes

Try Jason Harries

35

12-12

 

Con Dan Newton

36

14-12

 

 

39

14-15

Pen Glyn Hughes

 

39

14-15

YC Aaron Flagg

Rep James Litchfield for Max Maidment

41

14-15

 

Rep Russell Weir for Matthew Heeks

51

14-15

 

Rep Chevvy Pennycook for Rory Bartle

51

14-15

 

Try Chris Walker

52

19-15

 

Rep Jack Cosgrove for James Gibbins

54

19-15

 

 

56

19-15

Rep Joe Bercis for Ed Siggery

Rep David Cherry for Adam Kwasnicki

60

19-15

 

Rep Neale Patrick for Josh Brown

66

19-15

 

 

68

19-15

Rep Harry Hone for sam Raven

 

70

19-18

Pen Glyn Hughes

 

77

19-23

Try Drew Cheshire

Rep Peter Lydon for Craig Jackson

80

19-23

 

 

Match Report

Ruthless Moseley grab late winner

by Wilf Alexander

In their first game of the new season ruthless Moseley applied the old rugby maxim about being in the game to win the game after surviving intense pressure and snatching a late victory with their only try of the night.

Ten minutes remained and, despite a brave display, Kevin Maggs's team trailed 19-18 and had hardly been in enemy territory for the entire second half.

But as an edgy match reached its climax outstanding hooker Scott Tolmie rampaged from his own half up to the home 22 and sent Drew Cheshire away for a gleeful winner. In many ways it was no more than both sides deserved, Mose for their commitment and opportunism, Scottish for their arrogance in repeatedly turning down three points.

The win was made more creditable by the fact Moseley's much changed side featured six players making their debuts for the club.

Centre Arron Pinches caught the eye with some barnstorming carrying through midfield, while Tom Fidler reinforced a scrum that has struggled so often at the Athletic Ground.

However, it was the returning Prodigal Son Glyn Hughes who did most to aide the Red and Black cause.

The fly half kicked six penalties in all, five in the first half to send his side into the break with a 15-14 lead - and plenty to play for in the second 40.

He put the visitors 3-0 up inside two minutes and whenever Scottish scored converted tries - as they did twice through Mark Bright and Jason Harries, he was quick to regain the initiative.

Experienced No. 8 Bright, who scored twice in the corresponding fixture last February, rode a maul over the line in the eighth minute.

But by the time the Exiles were back in Mose territory Hughes had made them pay for sundry infringements and they trailed 12-7. On the half hour Harries beat Charlie Foley to Dan Newton's cross-kick and Newton converted for 14-12.

But just before the break Hughes gave Maggs's men a slender lead after yet another ruck infringement.

However, when the game resumed the visitors were under severe pressure and with Aaron Flagg in the sin-bin leaked a try to Chris Walker for 19-15.

Scottish wasted several chances to add to their lead and with a quarter-hour to go Hughes made it 19-18.

And the smash and grab raid was completed as his winger's try had Maggs grinning like a Cheshire Cat.