1st XV Match Report V Coventry (H) Sat 10/09/2016 

Birmingham Moseley 19 – 14 Coventry

Saturday 10th September 2016 - at Billesley Common

Attendance:        1,232                 Referee: Veryan Boscawen

Teams

Mike Penn

15

James Stokes

Ed Sheldon

14

James Pritchard

Greg King

13

Corey Hircock

Tim Molenaar

12

Will Maisey

Drew Cheshire

11

Max Trimble

Alex Grove

10

Tony Fenner

Dave Brazier

9

Sam Grasso

Tom Fidler

1

Boris Stankovich

Jake Farnsworth

2

Matt Price

James Elliot

3

Jimmy Litchfield

George Oram

4

Tom Jubb

Sam Pailor

5

Brendon Snyman

Jacques Le Roux

6

Brett Daynes

Chris Brightwell

8

Alistair Bone

Jack Preece

7

Eoghan Grace 

Replacements

 

 

James Burgoyne

16

Scott Tolmie

Adam Caves

17

Phil Boulton

Harry Hone

18

Darrell Dyer

Mark Harrison

19

Rhodri Adamson

Sam Brown

20

Rob Knox

 

 

The game as it happened

 

Try Ed Sheldon

09

5-0

 

Con Dave Brazier

10

7-0

 

Try Jacques Le Roux

13

12-0

 

Con Dave Brazier

14

14-0

 

YC Jake Farnworth

25

14-0

 

Rep Adam Caves for Jake Farnworth

39

14-0

 

 

40

14-0

Rep Robert Knox for Max Trimble

Rep James Brugoyne for Tom Fidler

51

14-0

 

Rep Harry Hone for Sam Pailor

51

14-0

 

 

51

14-0

Rep Scott Tolmie for Matt Price

 

51

14-0

Rep Philip Boulton for James Litchfield

 

55

14-5

Try Snyman

 

56

14-7

Con Fenner

YC James Elliott

57

14-7

 

 

60

14-12

Try Fenner

 

61

14-14

Con Fenner

 

61

14-14

Rep James Litchfield for Boris Stankovich

 

61

14-14

Rep Darrell Dyer for Brett Daynes

 

68

14-14

Rep Max Trimble for Corey Hircock

 

69

14-14

RC Tom Jubb

Try Harry Hone

70

19-14

 

 

72

19-14

Rep Rhodri Adamson for Tony Fenner

 

 

Match Report

 

Birmingham Mail

A vital try from back row Harry Hone gave Moseley back-to-back league victories and a 19-15 derby-day win over Coventry.

The visitors had looked in a commanding position after scoring two second-half tries to draw level at 14-14 but Moseley had the final stay with Hone surging over to finish off a series of forward drives.

Coventry came into the tie on the back of a 54-14 win over Loughborough Students but lost their cool in the last quarter which also saw Thomas Jubb receive a red card for a dangerous tackle.

“We knew with them putting 50 points on Loughborough last week that they would come here full of confidence so it was a fantastic effort from the boys,” said Moseley head coach Kevin Maggs. “I’m so proud of them all as they have put everything on the line for the club and the fans. I think we put them under pressure defensively at times and were lucky with our second try but I will take that all day now.”

It was the first time the sides had met in seven seasons and Moseley weren’t waiting around hitting on the counter-attack with Edward Sheldon latching on to some quick passing to run through on 10 minutes. Coventry had started well but found themselves 14-0 behind just 14 minutes into the derby after they fell asleep from a line-out and their former blindside flanker Jacques Le Roux found a gap in their defence.

Rowland Winter’s side were not beaten yet and piled on the pressure but despite having the ball deep inside the host’s 22 on several occasions they failed to run over.

When they did eventually breakthrough the Moseley line referee Veryan Boscawen denied them for an infringement as the sides went in 14-0 at half-time.

Coventry started their fightback on 53 minutes when the strength of their pack allowed Brendon Snyman to drive over for a converted try.

The visitors set up a grandstand finished by drawing level just five minutes later when a quick pass released fly-half Tony Fenner who dived over under the posts and then converted his own try.

However, Maggs’ side turned the tide and put the pressure on resulting in Hone finding the gap for the winning try on 68 minutes. The visitor’s chances faded after Jubb was given a red card for a dangerous tackle and Moseley ran out winners.