1st XV Match Report V Ealing Trailfinders (a) Sat 27/02/2016 

Attendance: 626                          Referee: Andrew Small

Teams

Luke Daniels

15

Darren Hudson

Rhys Crane

14

Kyle Evans

Danny Barnes

13

Greg King

Toby Berridge

12

Tim Molenaar

Phil Chesters

11

George Watkins

Ben Ward

10

Charlie Foley

Alex Walker

9

Sam Brown

Will Davies

1

Craig Voisey

Rhys Lawrence

2

Adam Caves

Alex Penny

3

Simon Gardiner

Carwyn Jones

4

Harry Casson

Adam Preocanin

5

Greg Charlton

Llewelyn Jones

6

Aaron Flagg

Chris Yorke

8

Chris Brightwell

Arthur Ellis

7

Ed Siggery

Replacements

 

 

Karl Gibson

16

Tom Fidler

Sam Rodman

17

Scott Tolmie

Jamie Kilbane

18

Sam Raven

Danny Kenny

19

Ben Nutley

Paul Spivey

20

Tom Stephenson

Alex Davies

21

Dave Brazier

Jonathan Bentley

22

Scott Armstrong

 

The game as it happened

 

 

02

0-3

Pen Charlie Foley

 

20

0-8

Try Adam Caves

Pen Ben Ward

23

3-8

 

Try Phil Chesters

24

8-8

 

Con Luke Daniels

25

10-8

 

Try Rhys Crane

27

15-8

 

Con Luke Daniels

28

17-8

 

 

33

17-8

Rep Tom Fidler for Simon Gardiner

 

36

17-13

Try Craig Voisey

 

37

17-15

Con Charlie Foley

Rep Jonathan Bentley for Ben Ward

41

17-15

 

Pen Ben Ward

42

20-15

 

Try Adam Preocanin

46

25-15

 

Con Jonathan Bentley

47

27-15

 

 

52

27-15

Rep Tom Stephenson for Tim Molenaar

Try Rhys Crane

54

32-15

 

Con Jonathan Bentley

55

34-15

 

 

55

34-15

Rep Scott Tolmie for Adam Caves

 

55

34-15

Rep Ben Nutley for Greg Charlton

 

57

34-15

Rep Dave Brazier for Sam Brown

Rep Sam Rodman for Alex Penny

61

34-15

 

 

64

34-15

Rep Scott Armstrong for Darren Hudson

Rep Danny Kenny for Carwyn Jones

65

34-15

 

Try Rhys Crane

70

39-15

 

Con Jonathan Bentley

71

41-15

 

Rep Paul Spivey for Llewelyn Jones

74

41-15

 

Rep Alex Davies for Luke Daniels

76

41-15

 

Try Rhys Crane

76

46-15

 

Con Jonathan Bentley

77

48-15

 

Rep Karl Gibson for Rhys Lawrence

78

48-15

 

Rep Jamie Kilbane for Will Davies

78

48-15

 

Penalty try

79

53-15

 

Con Jonathan Bentley

80

55-15

 

 

Match Report

Mose at foot of table after a second-half horror show

By Ciaran Thomas – Birmingham Mail

A nightmare second half saw Moseley slip to the bottom of the Championship table as they fell to a crushing defeat at relegation rivals Ealing Trailfinders, their heaviest league loss of the season.

 

Trailing narrowly 17-14 at half-time after tries from front-row pair Adam Caves and Craig Voisey, Moseley then fell apart, shipping 38 unanswered points, winger Rhys Crane with four of Ealing’s seven tries.

 

Despite the second-half whitewash, Moseley had enjoyed plenty of possession deep in Ealing territory, but a series of lost lineouts and knock-ons at crucial moments proved costly as they were ruthlessly punished by their hosts.

 

Having gone into the game three points above Ealing, Moseley are now two points behind them at the bottom of the table, with only five games remaining to avoid the drop into National One.

 

In a quiet opening quarter, Charles Foley’s early penalty for Moseley provided the only points until the game burst into life midway through the half, the Moseley pack with a superb driving maul from a lineout just outside the 22 all the way to the line, hooker Caves touching down.

 

However, Ealing responded instantly with a penalty and then stunned Moseley with two tries in three minutes , Luke Daniels making breaks down the right to send wingers Phil Chesters and Crane over.

 

Moseley’s forwards ensured they would go into half-time only three points behind as another driving maul was stopped just short, but prop Voisey forced his way over.

 

That would be their final points, however, as the second half became one to forget, an early penalty extending Ealing’s lead before Adam Preocanin’s try on 47 minutes.

 

Moseley had a sustained period in the Ealing 22, but their execution was lacking and instead it was Ealing who secured a bonus point as from a turnover Daniels sprinted up the field to put in Crane to finish.

 

Things then went from bad to worse as Moseley collapsed in the final 12 minutes, conceding three further tries, Crane completing his hat-trick in the corner before coming inside to add a fourth.

 

A miserable afternoon for Moseley was summed up in the final play, a slack pass allowing Chesters to hack the ball from his own 22 all the way to just short of the line, with a penalty try awarded after he was pulled back off the ball.