1st XV Match Report V Rotherham (a) Sat 10/10/2015 

Attendance: 1,132                                       Referee: Dean Richards

 

Teams

Sean Scanlon

15

Charlie Foley

Ben Rath

14

Drew Cheshire

Lloyd Hayes

13

Greg King

Will Owen

12

Tim Molenaar

Michael Keating

11

Kyle Evans

Tom Barrett

10

Glyn Hughes

Luke Carter

9

Sam Brown

Robin Hislop

1

Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi

Darren Harris

2

Jack Lea

Lewis Thiede

3

Craig Voisey

Tom Holmes

4

Sam Raven

Barney Maddison

5

Greg Charlton

Max Argyle

6

Aaron Flagg

Tim Cree

8

Buster Lawrence

Alistair Birch

7

Will Keenan

Replacements

 

 

Charlie Maddison

16

Tom Fidler

Michael Cromie

17

Scott Tolmie

Mark Tampin

18

Simon Gardiner

George Oram

19

Harry Hone

Jack Preece

20

Joe Bercis

Andrew Davies

21

Dave Brazier

Ross Jones

22

Aaron Pinches

 

The game as it happened

 

YC Tom Barrett

4

0-0

 

Pen Lloyd Hayes

12

3-0

 

Rep Charlie Maddison for Darren Harris

18

3-0

 

 

18

3-5

Try Drew Cheshire

 

19

3-7

Con Glyn Hughes

 

29

3-7

Rep Harry Hone for Aaron Flagg

Try Tim Cree

31

8-7

 

Con Tom Barrett

32

10-7

 

 

34

10-7

Rep Simon Gardiner for Craig Voisey

YC Robin Hislop

34

10-7

 

 

34

10-10

Pen Glyn Hughes

Rep Michael Cromie for Ben Rath

34

10-10

 

 

37

10-10

Rep Craig Voisey for Simon Gardiner

 

37

10-15

Try Greg Charlton

 

38

10-17

Con Glyn Hughes

Try Alistair Birch

40

15-17

 

Con Tom Barrett

41

17-17

 

 

41

17-17

Rep Aaron Pinches for Kyle Evans

Pen Tom Barrett

42

20-17

 

Rep Ben Rath for Michael Cromie

42

20-17

 

Rep Mark Tampin for Lewis Thiede

50

20-17

 

 

53

20-17

Rep Scott Tolmie for Jack Lea

 

57

20-20

Pen Glyn Hughes

Pen Tom Barrett

63

23-20

 

 

67

23-20

YC Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi

 

68

23-20

YC Sam Brown

 

70

23-20

YC Buster Lawrence

 

70

23-20

YC Craig Voisey

YC Tom Holmes

70

23-20

 

 

70

23-20

Rep Joe Bercis for Will Keenan

Penalty Try

74

28-20

 

Con Tom Barrett

75

30-20

 

 

76

30-25

Try Tim Molenaar

 

77

30-27

Con Glyn Hughes

 

78

30-27

Rep Dave Brazier for Sam Brown

Try Ben Rath

79

35-27

 

Con Tom Barrett

80

37-27

 

Rep Jack Preece for Alistair Birch

80

37-27

 

Rep Robin Hislop for Charlie Maddison

80

37-27

 

Rep George Oram for Mark Argyle

80

37-27

 

 

 

What the Media Said

 

Rotherham Star

Rotherham’s fourth win in six Championship games moved them up the table to fourth, but they will have to play a lot better if Bedford are to be beaten at Goldington Road on Friday evening.

The Titans are still to gel this season and do not appear to be competing with the same pace and conviction as in the last two seasons, but it will take time for new coach Mark Jones to produce the style he wants.

But by winning their first bonus point of the new campaign, Rotherham, inspired by a top class display from Australian number eight Tim Cree, are moving in the right direction.

The game at Clifton Lane - won by the Titans by four tries to three - risked ridicule in the second half as bottom of the Championship Moseley were cut to 11 men having had four players sin binned on 64, 66,69 and 72 minutes.

Referee Dean Richards, worked overtime dishing out yellow cards - four against the Birmingham club and three against Rotherham, fly half Tom Barrett and forwards Robin Hislop and skipper Tom Holmes.

To add to the comedy, Rotherham were somewhat humiliated when Moseley scored an exciting third try with only 11 men on the field.

Following the conversion, Moseley were losing by only 30-27 with time left for them to claim a win despite being seriously under strength.

But Titans stayed calm, avoided further embarrassment and made certain of victory in the 80th minute when winger Ben Rath, who has hardly played in three seasons at Clifton Lane, dashed across for his second try in successive games.

“I’ve been tempted to stop playing, but I thought I would give it one more year and now I’ve scored two tries in two games,” said Rath whose previous club was Fylde near Blackpool.

“Last year I didn’t managed to play onece before Christmas, so I’m delighted. I’m loving it and credit has to go to the whole team and to full back Sean Scanlon, who gave me the final pass at Bristol and now against Moseley.

“We’re improving week in, week out and we’ll get better,” added Rath who should keep his place at Bedford.

As Moseley repeatedly gave penalties away - 18 all told - the Rotherham pack cashed in, and in addition to Cree’s try on 30 minutes and Rath’s at the end, flanker Ali Birch crashed over just before the interval and with the referee becoming increasingly annoyed at Moseley’s indiscipline, the Titans were awarded a penalty try on 70 minutes, shortly before the Birmingham visitors were astonishingly slashed to 11 players only.