1st XV Match Report V Bedford (a) Sat 12/09/2015 

Attendance: 2,339                                               Referee: Simon Harding

Teams

Steffan Jones

15

Charlie Foley

George Perkins

14

Drew Cheshire

Michael Le Bourgeois

13

Greg King

Ollie Dodge

12

Aaron Pinches

Sam Blanchett

11

Kyle Evans

Jake Sharp

10

Glyn Hughes

Jordan Burns

9

Dave Brazier

Thomas Williams

1

Tom Fidler

Charlie Clare

2

Scott Tolmie

James Currie

3

Craig Voisey

Michael Howard

4

Sam Raven

Mark Flanagen

5

Greg Charlton

Harry Wells

6

Aaron Flagg

Hayden Thompson-Stringer

8

Chris Brightwell

Nick Felton-Wells

7

Joe Bercis

Replacements

 

 

Ben Watkinson

16

Tom Warren

Camilo Parilli

17

Jack Lea

Paul Tupai

18

Harry Casson

Josh Bruggea

19

Harry Hone

Henry Taylor

20

Rhys Williams

Myles Dorrian

21

Sam Brown

Piers O’Conor

22

Tim Molenaar

 

The game as it happened

 

 

Try Sam Blanchett

1 min

5 - 0

 

Con Jake sharp

2

7 - 0

 

Try Ollie Dodge

11

12 - 0

 

Con Jake Sharp

12

14 - 0

 

Try Harry Wells

15

19 - 0

 

Con Jake Sharp

16

21 - 0

 

 

25

21 – 5

Try Chris Brightwell

 

26

21 – 7

Con Glyn Hughes

 

34

21 – 10

Pen Glyn Hughes

Rep Camilio Parilli for Thomas Williams

34

21 - 10

 

Try Jake Sharp

38

26 – 10

 

Con Jake Sharp

39

28 – 10

 

Try Jordan Burns

42

33 – 10

 

Rep Myles Dorrian for Jake Sharp

 

 

 

 

52

33 – 15

Try Drew Cheshire

 

53

33 – 17

Con Glyn Hughes

 

53

33 – 17

Rep Tim Molenaar for Aaron Pinches

Rep Paul Tupai for Michael Howard

53

33 - 17

 

Rep Josh Buggea for Hayden Thompson-Stringer

62

33 – 17

 

 

62

33 – 17

Rep Tom Warren for Tom Fidler

 

62

33 – 17

Rep Harry hone for Joe Bercis

 

62

33 – 17

Rep Harry Casson for sam Raven

 

64

33 – 22

Rep Sam Brown for Dave Brazier

 

66

33 – 22

Try Chris Brightwell

Rep Henry Taylor for Jorden Burns

67

33 – 22

 

Rep Piers O’Conor for George Perkins

67

33 – 22

 

 

67

33 – 22

Rep Rhys Williams for Greg King

 

68

33 – 27

Try Tom Warren

 

69

33 – 29

Con Glyn Hughes

Try Paul Tupai

73

38 – 29

 

 

74

38 – 29

Rep Jack Lea for Scott Tolmie

Rep Ben Wilkinson for Charlie Clare

74

38 - 29

 

 

80

38 – 32

Pen Glyn Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Match Report

Prospects still look bright for Moseley

 by Geoff Berkley

Three converted tries inside the opening 15 minutes saw Bedford Blues take a commanding 21-0 lead over Moseley to leave the away fans fearing the worst.

From the highs of seeing their side stun London Scottish, Moseley’s travelling supporters looked set to experience the lows of a thrashing at Goldington Road.

Three converted tries inside the opening 15 minutes saw Bedford Blues take a commanding 21-0 lead to leave the away fans fearing the worst.

But instead of rolling over, Kevin Maggs’ men rallied as captain Chris Brightwell scored either side of Drew Cheshire’s scintillating solo score .

A late Tom Warren try, which Glyn Hughes converted, saw Mose close the gap to 33-29 before Paul Tupai crashed over in the 71st minute to ensure Bedford victory.

But the visitors still had the final word as Hughes landed a last-gasp penalty to snatch a second bonus point and Brightwell believed his side’s fightback demonstrated how far they have come since last season.

“To come out and get two points in the second half was massive,” he said.

“If Bedford had got off to that kind of start last year, I think we may have just slipped away.

“But that’s where we have grown as a squad this year, so we can take a lot of positives from the way we came back.”

After seeing off Scottish last week, Moseley had high hopes of securing back-to-back wins, but they were all but dashed following a disastrous quarter of an hour.

Bedford, who defeated Bristol in their previous fixture, took less than a minute to open the scoring when Sam Blanchet went over.

This was then followed by tries for Ollie Dodge and Harry Wells, with Jake Sharp pulling the strings and adding the extras to open up a 21-point cushion.

After a sluggish start, Mose appeared to have settled when Brightwell crashed over and Hughes scored five points from the tee.

But they suffered a big blow just before the break when Hughes’ pass was intercepted by Sharp who cantered home for a simple converted try.

All the momentum seemed to be with Bedford as Jordan Burns started the second half with a stunning sprint to the line, but Mose refused to give in.

Cheshire produced an equally impressive run from range to score before turning provider for Brightwell’s second. Mose were in the ascendancy and with 12 minutes to go Warren got his side’s fourth try, which Hughes converted.

Hughes also slotted home a late penalty, but this came after Tupai clinched victory for Blues with a decisive push-over try.