1st XV Match Report V Fylde (A) Sat 03/09/2016 

Fylde 20 – 25 Birmingham Moseley

 

Saturday 3rd September 2016 - at Fylde

Attendance:        575                   Referee: Matthew Turvey

Teams

Jordan Dorrington           15       Mike Penn
Anthony Bingham           14        Ed Sheldon
Scott Armstrong             13       Alex Grove
SAcott Rawlings              12       Tim Molenaar
Ollie Brennand                11       Drew Cheshire
Chris Briers                    10       Elliot Bale
Greg Nicholls                  9         Dave Brazier
Adam Lewis                    1         Tom Fidler
Thomas Burtonwood        2         Jake Farnsworth
Simon Griffiths                3         James Elliot
Paul Arnold                     4         George Oram
Jack Turley                     5         Andrew Kitchener
Mark Goodman                6        Jacques Le Roux
David Fairbrother            8         Chris Brightwell
Robert Stewart               7         Jack Preece
Replacements
Jake Pope                      16        James Burgoyne
Daniel Maher                 17         Adam Caves
Matthew Lamprey          18         Harry Hone
Ben Vernon                   19         Mark Harrison
Connor Wilkinson           20         Greg King

 

The game as it happened

 

YC Jordan Dorrington

12

0-0

 

 

13

0-5

Try Jack Preece

 

14

0-7

Con Elliot Bale

Pen Scott Rawlings

22

3-7

 

 

25

3-12

Try Chris Brightwell

 

26

3-14

Con Elliot Bale

Rep Jake Pope for Simon Griffiths

26

3-14

 

Try Chris Briers

28

8-14

 

Con Scott Rawlings

29

10-14

 

 

33

10-17

Pen Elliot Bale

Rep Simon Griffiths for Paul Arnold

33

10-17

 

Try Chris Briers

47

15-17

 

Rep Matthew Lamprey for Mark Goodman

48

15-17

 

 

48

15-17

Rep Adam Caves for Jake Farnsworth

 

48

15-17

Rep Mark Harrison for Ed Sheldon

 

52

15-17

YC Dave Brazier

Try Ollie Brennard

53

20-17

 

 

54

20-17

Rep Harry Hone for Jacques Le Roux

 

54

20-17

Rep Greg King for Tim Molenaar

YC Thomas Burtonwood

60

20-17

 

 

62

20-22

Try Adam Caves

Rep Ben Venton for Simon Griffiths

67

20-22

 

Rep Daniel Maher for Jordan Dorrington

68

20-22

 

 

80

20-25

Pen Elliot Bale

 

Match Report

 Blackpool Gazette

Fylde had to settle for a losing bonus point as both sides deserved credit for staging an entertaining six-try contest in the worst opening-day weather anyone could remember. 

It had rained steadily all morning and picked up in intensity during the game. This affected the crowd size, though credit to the Birmingham Moseley supporters, who arrived en masse.

They saw their side take early control and build up a useful lead only for Fylde to hit back with grit and flair. The game ultimately turned on three yellow cards and goalkicking.

Birmingham Moseley went on the attack and fly-half Elliot Bale pulled a penalty attempt just wide after three minutes.

The bigger Moseley pack made early inroads but the home defence was solid.

In the 12th minute, Moseley attacked down the left and centre Molenaar was obstructed by Jordan Dorrington as he chased his grubber-kick. The Fylde full-back was sinbinned for his trouble.

The visitors took immediate advantage of the extra player as outstanding flanker Jack Preece scored from the driving maul which followed the penalty and lineout, Bale converting.

Fylde came back strongly and number eight David Fairbrother showed up early with his powerful running.

In the 22nd minute, Scott Rawlings stroked over a penalty to get the home side on the scoreboard as they were restored to 15 players.

Just three minutes later, Fylde suffered a major blow as Scott Rawlings spilled Greg Nicholls’ low pass inside his own 22 and Moseley skipper and number eight Chris Brightwell pounced to score near the posts. Bale converted easily for a 14-3 lead.

But cometh the hour, skipper Chris Briers took centre stage. He has played very few senior games at fly-half and it was a big call by head coach Paul Arnold to give him this role. From the outset he looked comfortable and on the half-hour made a decisive contribution.

Fylde were pressing and from a ruck Nicholls passed to his captain, who spotted a gap and made a 20-metre burst to the line. Rawlings kicked the conversion and Fylde were just four points behind.

Besides lock Jack Turley and centre Armstrong, a third Fylde player made his league debut when prop Jake Pope, on dual registration with Sale, came on and impressed.

Back came Moseley and in the 33rd minute extended their lead to 17-10 with a penalty. By that time, Arnold had gone off with a painful neck injury, replaced by Simon Griffiths.Fylde then had a sustained period of pressure running up to half-time. They turned down an easy penalty kick as Griffiths stormed to the line but lost possession in contact.

Fylde’s backs looked more penetrative and imaginative than the visitors and they made major contributions in the third quarter. Dangerous winger Anthony Bingham beat two on a run down the right touchline and put in a grubber-kick. Briers was the quickest to react and touched down.

Fylde’s man of the match aquaplaned through standing water and hit the advertising boards but was not injured. Rawlings’ conversion hit a post and Fylde trailed 17-15.

It was all Fylde at this stage as their forwards stepped up the intensity, led by Adam Lewis, Turley, Evan Stewart and Fairbrother, while replacement Matt Lamprey carried the ball strongly.

Mosely were rattled and scrum-half Dave Brazier stupidly threw the ball away after his side had been penalised and was sinbinned.

A minute later Fylde took due advantage when they attacked down their left. Slick handling gave full-back Dorrington just enough space to race 30 metres along the touchline and score the best try of the day. Rawlings conversion drifted wide but Fylde led for the first time.

Birmingham Moseley then wrested control of the game through their forwards, with lock George Oram always prominent.

A crucial moment arrived on the hour, when Tom Burtonwood was sin-binned for a high tackle and Moseley’s veteran hooker Adam Caves touched down from the driving maul which followed.

On a difficult day for goalkickers, Elliot Bale missed but his side had nosed in front at 22-20.

Moseley kicked whenever possible and retained possession effectively. They strangled the home side and Bale extended the lead in the last minute with a penalty.

Fylde coach Warren Spragg praised the forwards, saying: “The pack worked incredibly hard and their try-line defence was fantastic.

“We had no doubts about playing Chris Briers at fly-half. He’s a fine footballer and, like the rest of the backs, he play what’s in front of him. We benefit from the versatility and interchangability of the back line, with players swapping positions and covering for others.

“The decision to penalise and sin-bin Tom Burtonwood was decisive. We’ve looked at the video and believe it was a very poor decision that determined the fate of the game. ”

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph by Chris Lowe

 

 

 

Match Report

 

Blackpool Gazette

Fylde had to settle for a losing bonus point as both sides deserved credit for staging an entertaining six-try contest in the worst opening-day weather anyone could remember.

It had rained steadily all morning and picked up in intensity during the game. This affected the crowd size, though credit to the Birmingham Moseley supporters, who arrived en masse.

They saw their side take early control and build up a useful lead only for Fylde to hit back with grit and flair. The game ultimately turned on three yellow cards and goalkicking.

Birmingham Moseley went on the attack and fly-half Elliot Bale pulled a penalty attempt just wide after three minutes.

The bigger Moseley pack made early inroads but the home defence was solid.

In the 12th minute, Moseley attacked down the left and centre Molenaar was obstructed by Jordan Dorrington as he chased his grubber-kick. The Fylde full-back was sinbinned for his trouble.

The visitors took immediate advantage of the extra player as outstanding flanker Jack Preece scored from the driving maul which followed the penalty and lineout, Bale converting.

Fylde came back strongly and number eight David Fairbrother showed up early with his powerful running.

In the 22nd minute, Scott Rawlings stroked over a penalty to get the home side on the scoreboard as they were restored to 15 players.

Just three minutes later, Fylde suffered a major blow as Scott Rawlings spilled Greg Nicholls’ low pass inside his own 22 and Moseley skipper and number eight Chris Brightwell pounced to score near the posts. Bale converted easily for a 14-3 lead.

But cometh the hour, skipper Chris Briers took centre stage. He has played very few senior games at fly-half and it was a big call by head coach Paul Arnold to give him this role. From the outset he looked comfortable and on the half-hour made a decisive contribution.

Fylde were pressing and from a ruck Nicholls passed to his captain, who spotted a gap and made a 20-metre burst to the line. Rawlings kicked the conversion and Fylde were just four points behind.

Besides lock Jack Turley and centre Armstrong, a third Fylde player made his league debut when prop Jake Pope, on dual registration with Sale, came on and impressed.

Back came Moseley and in the 33rd minute extended their lead to 17-10 with a penalty. By that time, Arnold had gone off with a painful neck injury, replaced by Simon Griffiths.

Picture by Simon Grieve

Fylde then had a sustained period of pressure running up to half-time. They turned down an easy penalty kick as Griffiths stormed to the line but lost possession in contact.

Fylde’s backs looked more penetrative and imaginative than the visitors and they made major contributions in the third quarter. Dangerous winger Anthony Bingham beat two on a run down the right touchline and put in a grubber-kick. Briers was the quickest to react and touched down.

Fylde’s man of the match aquaplaned through standing water and hit the advertising boards but was not injured. Rawlings’ conversion hit a post and Fylde trailed 17-15.

It was all Fylde at this stage as their forwards stepped up the intensity, led by Adam Lewis, Turley, Evan Stewart and Fairbrother, while replacement Matt Lamprey carried the ball strongly.

Mosely were rattled and scrum-half Dave Brazier stupidly threw the ball away after his side had been penalised and was sinbinned.

A minute later Fylde took due advantage when they attacked down their left. Slick handling gave full-back Dorrington just enough space to race 30 metres along the touchline and score the best try of the day. Rawlings conversion drifted wide but Fylde led for the first time.

Birmingham Moseley then wrested control of the game through their forwards, with lock George Oram always prominent.

A crucial moment arrived on the hour, when Tom Burtonwood was sin-binned for a high tackle and Moseley’s veteran hooker Adam Caves touched down from the driving maul which followed.

On a difficult day for goalkickers, Elliot Bale missed but his side had nosed in front at 22-20.

Moseley kicked whenever possible and retained possession effectively. They strangled the home side and Bale extended the lead in the last minute with a penalty.

Fylde coach Warren Spragg praised the forwards, saying: “The pack worked incredibly hard and their try-line defence was fantastic.

“We had no doubts about playing Chris Briers at fly-half. He’s a fine footballer and, like the rest of the backs, he play what’s in front of him. We benefit from the versatility and interchangability of the back line, with players swapping positions and covering for others.

“The decision to penalise and sin-bin Tom Burtonwood was decisive. We’ve looked at the video and believe it was a very poor decision that determined the fate of the game. ”