1st XV Match Report V London Scottish (h) Sat 23/04/2016 

Attendance: 1,299                       Referee: Jack Makepeace

Teams

Mike Penn

15

Lee Miller

Kyle Evans

14

Alex Coombes

Greg King

13

Robbie Ferguson

Aaron Pinches

12

Harry Sheppard

George Watkins

11

Jason Harries

Charlie Foley

10

Peter Lydon

Dave Brazier

9

Matthew Heeks

Craig Voisey

1

Jack Cosgrove

Adam Caves

2

David Cherry

Tom Fidler

3

James Litchfield

Harry Casson

4

Rory Bartle

Greg Charlton

5

Neale Patrick

Ed Siggery

6

James Chisholm

Harry Hone

8

Mark Bright

Will Keenan

7

Alex Brown

Replacements

 

 

Tom Warren

16

Max Maidment

Jack Lea

17

Kurt Schonert

Simon Gardiner

18

Tyrone Moran

Scott Tolmie

19

Evan Olmstead

Glyn Hughes

20

Russell Weir

Rhys Williams

21

George Horne

Darren Hudson

22

Miles Mantella

 

 

 

 

 

The game as it happened

 

 

04

0-5

Try Robbie Ferguson

 

05

0-7

Con Peter Lydon

Try George Watkins

08

5-7

 

Con Charlie Foley

09

7-7

 

 

11

7-7

Rep Max Maidment for James Litchfield

 

17

7-12

Try Jason Harries

 

18

7-14

Con Peter Lydon

 

20

7-19

Try Mark Bright

 

21

7-21

Con Peter Lydon

 

21

7-21

Rep Kurt Schonert for Max Maidment

 

25

7-26

Try Jason Harries

 

26

7-28

Con Peter Lydon

Try George Watkins

27

12-28

 

YC Ed Siggery

 

 

 

Rep Scott Tolmie for Greg Charlton

41

12-28

 

Rep Glyn Hughes for Charlie Foley

42

12-28

 

 

43

12-33

Try George Horne

 

44

12-35

Con Peter Lydon

 

48

12-35

Rep Evan Olmstead for Alex         Brown

 

48

12-35

Rep Tyrone Moran for David Cherry

 

48

12-40

Try Mark Bright

 

49

12-42

Con Peter Lydon

 

49

12-42

Rep Russell Weir for Lee Miller

 

49

12-42

Rep Miles Mantella for Harry Sheppard

Try Harry Hone

52

17-42

 

Con Glyn Hughes

53

19-42

 

Rep Rhys Williams for Aaron Pinches

60

19-42

 

Rep Darren Hudson for Michael Penn

60

19-42

 

 

62

19-47

Try Mark Bright

Rep Jack Lea for Adam Caves

64

19-47

 

Rep Tom Warren for Craig Voisey

64

19-47

 

 

66

19-52

Try Alex Coombes

 

67

19-54

Con Peter Lydon

Rep Simon Gardiner for Tom Fidler

67

19-54

 

Try Kyle Evans

70

24-54

 

 

72

24-59

Try Neale Patrick

 

73

24-61

Con Peter Lydon

 

75

24-66

Try Jason Harries

 

76

24-68

Con Peter Lydon

 

80

24-73

Try Peter Lydon

 

81

24-75

Con Mark Bright

 

Match Report

By David Lawrence – Birmingham Mail

They turned up in their droves. Diehard supporters and former players, shoulder to shoulder in one massive bar-room scrum. All of them showing their support to the current Moseley mix of youthful exuberance and experienced journeymen.

They arrived hopeful of seeing the Red and Blacks round off their season in style. Shackles off and stress-free, this was a chance to let rip and get rid of all those frustrations amassed during a dismal season.

Instead, it was the visitors who enjoyed their day in the sun. Tossing the ball around with gay abandon as they chalked up 11 tries to inflict Moseley’s heaviest defeat of the season. It wasn’t meant to be like this – someone hadn’t shown London Scottish the script.

The match showed just how far Moseley have lagged behind their Championship opponents this season. This was a Scottish side who, like their Billesley Common hosts, have struggled to keep hold of their key players – star turn Mark Bright is off to Ealing Trailfinders over the summer.

But that was where the similarities ended. By the end of a painful 80 minutes they had shown they were fitter, faster and stronger.

From their opening try on four minutes through to their final score in the dying seconds, they were in control. Bright rounded off his five-year stay with a hat-trick and winger Jason Harries also claimed a treble as he maximised the mismatch out wide that saw him come face to face with Kyle Evans – a real David and Goliath clash, only this time David had lost his sling.

Moseley’s star performer on the day was on the opposite flank. George Watkins ran in two first-half tries and looked the only player able to match the physicality of the visitors. Sadly, he is now heading back to parent club Bristol and such deals with Bristol or Northampton Saints are unlikely to be quite as forthcoming with Kevin Maggs’ side now competing in the third tier of rugby.

There was a glimmer of hope that the majority of the 1,299 supporters would have something to cheer when Moseley went in at the break trailing 28-12, but the visitors were just getting into their stride and their second-half seven-try haul put them out of sight.

Centre Rob Fergusson, lock Neale Patrick, fly-half Peter Lydon and replacement scrum-half George Horne completed their tally, while Evans and No.8 Harry Hone responded for Moseley in a one-sided second half.