1st XV Match Report V London Welsh (a) Sat 02/01/2016 

Attendance: 1,327                               Referee: Darren Gamage

Teams

Joe Carlisle

15

Charlie Foley

Chris Elder

14

Drew Cheshire

Nick Reynolds

13

Greg King

Guy Armitage

12

Tim Molenaar

Josh Drauniniu

11

Scott Armstrong

Olly Barkley

10

Glyn Hughes

Robert Lewis

9

Dave Brazier

Darryl Marfo

1

Tom Fidler

Harry Allen

2

Scott Tolmie

Ben Cooper

3

Simon Gardiner

Josh McNally

4

Greg Charlton

Ben West

5

Harry Casson

Jesse Liston

6

Buster Lawrence

Kieran Murphy

8

Chris Brightwell

Ryan Hodson

7

Ed Siggery

Replacements

 

 

Nathan Morris

16

Tom Warren

Nathan Trevett

17

Adam Caves

Edmund Aholelei

18

Craig Voisey

Matt Corker

19

Harry Hone

Ben Pienaar

20

Aaron Flagg

Ryan Glynn

21

Kyle Evans

Alan Awcock

22

Sam Brown

 

 

 

 

The game as it happened

 

Pen Olly Barkley

02

3-0

 

 

14

3-3

Pen Glyn Hughes

Pen Olly Barkley

21

6-3

 

Try Ryan Hodson

26

11-3

 

Con Olly Barkley

27

13-3

 

Try Ryan Hodson

33

18-3

 

 

43

18-6

Pen Glyn Hughes

 

48

18-6

Rep Kyle Evans for Charlie Foley

 

59

18-6

Rep Adam Caves for Scott Tolmie

 

59

18-6

Rep Aaron Flagg for Greg Charlton

Try Guy Armitage

61

23-6

 

Con Olly Barkley

62

25-6

 

 

65

25-6

Rep Craig Voisey for Simon Gardiner

 

68

25-6

Rep Harry Hone for Ed Siggery

 

68

25-6

Rep Sam Brown for Dave Brazier

YC Robert Lewis

68

25-6

 

Rep Nathan Morris for harry Allen

72

25-6

 

Rep Ryan Glynn for Chris Elder

72

25-6

 

Rep Nathan Trevett for Darryl Marfo

72

25-6

 

Rep Alan Awcock for Robert Lewis

72

25-6

 

Penalty try

78

30-6

 

Con Olly Barkley

79

32-6

 

 

Match Report

London Welsh made the most of an error-strewn Moseley display

By David Lawrence – Birmingham Mail

Moseley skipper Chris Brightwell admits a week away from the pressures of a relegation scrap could be just the thing the players need as they look to secure their place in the Championship.

Any positives gained from the battling display at Bedford on Boxing Day, where the Red and Blacks picked up a brace of bonus points, were forgotten at Old Deer Park where London Welsh made the most of an error-strewn Moseley display, their four tries giving them a maximum five-point haul to ease their own relegation woes.

Brightwell said: “It’s disappointing picking up just two points from the last two games going into the week off but that could be a blessing in disguise, allowing us to regroup.

“We’ve got to have a look at ourselves. It’s a tough old league this year and we have to keep clocking on. We have a week off which will give us the chance to address a few things. But we’re still confident. You’d be stupid not to believe and we will keep fighting – we’ve been in this position before.”

Incessant rain and a heavy pitch ensured this was never going to be a showcase for running rugby. Instead, it was all about keeping things tight and the chance for the visitors to put their driving maul into action.

And this is just what they did in the opening quarter once Olly Barkley and Moseley’s Glyn Hughes had traded penalties to give the home side a slender 6-3 lead.

Twice the visitors rumbled towards the line only to be forced into touch or to knock-on. It only seemed a matter of time before they chalked up the first try. But it wasn’t to be and instead it was two driving mauls from the home side that steered them into an 18-6 half-time lead, flanker Ryan Hodson grounding the ball each time with Barkley slotting over one of the conversions.

Hughes kicked a penalty soon after the restart but a series of knock-ons, wayward kicks and a disintegrating line-out ensured it would be a miserable afternoon for the visitors.

Guy Armitage added a third for the Exiles before they were awarded a late penalty try when a driving maul was unceremoniously dragged down.

Not even a yellow card for Welsh scrum-half Rob Lewis 10 minutes from the end could lift the listless visitors. Brightwell added: “As the game progressed and the boys got tired, we moved away from our set-piece stuff. Our line-out stopped functioning and that kills you. I’m not sure why it all deteriorated, maybe the boys just panicked a little bit.”