1st XV Match Report V Nottingham (h) Sat 30/01/2016 

Attendance: 1,011                               Referee: Ian Tempest

Teams

Kyle Evans

15

Billy Robinson

George Watkins

14

Josh Skelcey

Greg King

13

Ben Woods

Aaron Pinches

12

Heath Stevens

Drew Cheshire

11

Sam Coghlan-Murray

Glyn Hughes

10

Dan Mugford

Dave Brazier

9

Darryl Veenendaal

Tom Fidler

1

Kieran Davies

Adam Caves

2

John Vickers

Simon Gardiner

3

Conor Carey

Harry Casson

4

Morgan Robinson-Eames

Greg Charlton

5

Toby Freeman

Aaron Flagg

6

Rupert Cooper

Chris Brightwell

8

Paul Grant

Ed Siggery

7

Matt Everard

Replacements

 

 

Craig Voisey

16

Rhodri Tanner

Scott Tolmie

17

Michael Daniels

Buster Lawrence

18

Harry Morley

Harry Hone

19

Joe Green

Tim Molenaar

20

Rob Langley

Charlie Foley

21

Murray McConnell

Sam Brown

22

Lawrence Rayner

 

 

The game as it happened

 

 

02

0-5

Try Heath Stevens

Pen Glyn Hughes

19

3-5

 

Rep Craig Voisey for Simon Gardiner

28

3-5

 

Rep Tim Molenaar for Aaron Pinches

40

3-5

 

 

43

3-10

Try Paul Grant

 

44

3-12

Con Dan Mugford

 

51

3-17

Try Conor Carey

 

52

3-19

Con Dan Mugford

Rep Scott Tolmie for Adam Caves

56

3-19

 

Rep Buster Lawrence for Aaron Flagg

56

3-19

 

Rep Sam Brown for Dave Brazier

61

3-19

 

Rep Charlie Foley for Glyn Hughes

61

3-19

 

 

62

3-19

Rep Murray McConnell for Darryl Veenendaal

Try Kyle Evans

63

8-19

 

 

65

8-19

Rep Lawrence Rayner for Heath Stevens

 

71

8-19

Rep Michael Daniels for Conor Carey

Rep Harry Hone for Ed Siggery

73

8-24

 

 

73

8-24

Try Josh Skelcey

 

Match Report

It's all downhill for Moseley as they fail to exploit slope

By David Lawrence – Birmingham Mail

Positive thinking will be key as Moseley look to hoist themselves off the foot of the Championship table.

That’s the message from second-row Greg Charlton after the Red and Blacks were swept aside by Nottingham, a second-half try from Kyle Evans a rare highlight on a miserable afternoon at Billesley Common.

Moseley failed to use the stiff breeze and slope to their advantage in the first half and, turning around 5-3 down, it was going to take an enormous effort to claim something from this all-Midland clash. Alarmingly, that effort was lacking.

“It was all about our mindset,” Charlton said. “We are still staying positive because of the talent we have in the team but we just need to crack on to next week.

“We need to think positive and that’s what gets Moseley through it at the end of the day. I’ve been in it for a couple of years and there’s so much grit, determination and passion for the club.

“We had a bit of the ascendancy in the first half when we had the conditions but individual errors hampered us massively. If we had got a few more points in the first half then I think we would have been brighter going into the second half.”

The only try of the opening period came from Nottingham’s Heath Stevens inside two minutes following a break down the wing by Joshua Skelcey. Moseley’s reply came in the form of a Glyn Hughes penalty.

The Birmingham outfit did have chances, the best falling to Charlton who was held up after a powerful run towards the line. But two quick-fire tries at the start of the second half eased Nottingham clear and not even Evans’ late score could lift the below-par hosts.

Powerful No.8 Paul Grant muscled over two minutes into the half before a slick breakaway resulted in Stevens charging towards the line before feeding prop Conor Carey to finish off the move. Successful Dan Mugford conversions took the visitors into a 19-3 lead before Evans found space out wide to dot down for Moseley’s solitary try midway through the half.

But the expected fightback never materialised, with full-back Evans and pacy wingers Drew Cheshire and George Watkins rarely getting their hands on the ball.

Nottingham bagged the bonus point seven minutes from time when Skelcey gathered a clever chip from replacement Lawrence Rayner before crossing in the corner unchallenged.