1st XV Match Report V Yorkshire Carnegie (h) Sat 05/03/2016 

Attendance: 1,025                       Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

 

Teams

Charlie Foley

15

Jonah Holmes

Kyle Evans

14

Seb Stegmann

Greg King

13

Andrew Forsyth

Aaron Pinches

12

Harry Leonard

Drew Cheshire

11

David Doherty

Glyn Hughes

10

Kevin Sinfield

Sam Brown

9

Chris Pilgrim

Tom Fidler

1

Lee Imiolek

Adam Caves

2

Joe Graham

Craig Voisey

3

James Tideswell

Jordan Onojaife

4

Dean Schofield

Harry Casson

5

Matthew Smith

Aaron Flagg

6

Richard Beck

Chris Brightwell

8

Ryan Burrows

Ben Nutley

7

Andy Saul

Replacements

 

 

Tom Warren

16

Jordan Poole

Scott Tolmie

17

Charlie Beach

Greg Charlton

18

Robert O’Donnell

Ed Siggery

19

Tom Ryder

Dave Brazier

20

Chris Walker

George Watkins

21

Joel Hodgson

Sam Olver

22

Tom Casson

 

 

 

Photographs by Chris Lowe & Dan Bellenger

The game as it happened

 

 

05

0-5

Try Andy Saul

 

06

0-7

Con Kevin Sinfield

Try Chris Brightwell

21

5-7

 

 

31

5-12

Try Andrew Forsyth

 

32

5-14

Con Kevin Sinfield

Rep Ed Siggery for Chris Brightwell

44

5-14

 

Rep George Watkins for Drew Cheshire

44

5-14

 

Rep Greg Charlton for Jordan Onojaife

48

5-14

 

 

51

5-14

Rep Charlie Beech for Lee Imiolek

 

51

5-14

Rep Robert O’Donnell for James Tideswell

Rep Sam Olver for Greg King

55

5-14

 

YC Greg Charlton

56

5-14

 

Rep Dave Brazier for Sam Brown

58

5-14

 

 

58

5-19

Try Andy Saul

 

59

5-21

Con Kevin Sinfield

Rep Scott Tolmie for Adam Caves

59

5-21

 

Rep Tom Warren for Tom Fidler

62

5-21

 

 

62

5-26

Try Andrew Forsyth

 

63

5-28

Con Kevin Sinfield

 

63

5-21

Rep Joel Hodgson for Kevin Sinfield

 

63

5-21

Rep Tom Ryder for Dean Schofield

 

68

5-21

Rep Tom Casson for Harry Leonard

 

70

5-21

Rep Chris Walker for Andy Saul

 

73

5-21

Rep Jordan Poole for Joe Graham

Try George Watkins

79

10-28

 

Con Sam Olver

80

12-28

 

 

Match Report

Moseley skipper Chris Brightwell admits the players were gutted to finish pointless

By David Lawrence – Birmingham Mail

Moseley skipper Chris Brightwell admitted the players were gutted to finish pointless after an impressive performance against big-spending Yorkshire Carnegie.

 

And he also praised the way the team bounced back from a morale-sapping defeat at relegation rivals Ealing Trailfinders the previous week.

 

“The intensity was there and, more importantly, the hunger was there,” said Brightwell.

 

“We felt the scoreline flattered them a little bit and we’re gutted that, because of missed opportunities, we didn’t get any points out of the game. We played some really good rugby but had nothing to show for it.

 

“It was a massive improvement and we know we can match anyone in this league, but it’s about having the mentality to do that week in, week out. We have showed all year how competitive we can be but it’s games like these at home where you need to pick up points. But we’re still in it and it’s going to be a hell of a finish to the season.”

 

The visitors, who had former rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield calling the shots at fly-half and former England international Dean Schofield driving the forwards from the second row, made the perfect start when back-row Andy Saull went over from a driving maul inside five minutes.

 

Centre Harry Leonard was then denied by a try-saving tackle from Moseley winger Kyle Evans moments later as Carnegie continued to dominate.

 

But after that shaky start, the Billesley Common side came more into the game and Brightwell dotted down after Sam Brown’s quickly-taken penalty had propelled him to within inches of the line.

 

Centre Andy Forsyth’s try, along with the first two of Sinfield’s four conversions, took the visitors to an unwarranted 14-5 interval lead before the game turned truly in their favour early in the second period.

 

Injuries to Brightwell and winger Drew Cheshire forced unwanted changes and Moseley were further hamstrung when Greg Charlton was sent to the sin-bin for bringing down a maul.

 

With their numbers reduced, the Red and Blacks struggled to contain their visitors and two catch-and-drives led to two more Carnegie tries.

 

Saull crossed for his second of the game just after the hour before the ball was given to the backs where Sinfield sent an intricate kick towards the line where Forsyth picked up on the way to his second try of the afternoon.

 

Those scores were harsh on the home side and a try from replacement George Watkins with the last play of the game, converted by Sam Olver, was scant consolation for all their hard work.