1st XV Match Report V Hull Ionians (A) Sat 17/09/2016 

Hull Ionians 22 – 24 Birmingham Moseley

Saturday 17th September 2016 - at Brantingham Park

Attendance:        203                   Referee: Matthew Turvey

Teams

Gregory Lound

15

Mike Penn

Sam Wilson

14

Ed Sheldon

Lewis Minikin

13

Greg King

Max Wright

12

Tim Molenaar

Daniel Tai Sen Choy

11

Drew Cheshire

Lee Miller

10

Alex Grove

Isaac Green

9

Dave Brazier

David Laverick

1

Tom Fidler

Ali Thomson

2

Adam Caves

Rikki Stout

3

James Elliot

Thomas Cotterill

4

George Oram

Darren Oliver

5

Sam Pailor

Zakery Poole

6

Harry Hone

Thomas MacDonald

8

Chris Brightwell

Laurence Cowan

7

Jack Preece

Replacements

 

 

Stephen Johnson

16

James Burgoyne

Alex Forth

17

Will Crane

Will Foden

18

Jacques Le Roux

Keane Naylor

19

Sam Brown

Sam Boxhall

20

Mark Harrison

 

The game as it happened

 

Try Sam Wilson

03

5-0

 

Con Isaac Green

04

7-0

 

 

12

7-5

Try Adam Caves

 

13

7-7

Con Dave Brazier

Try Daniel Tai Sen Choy

15

12-7

 

Con Isaac Green

16

14-7

 

 

32

14-7

Rep Jacques Le Roux for George Oram

 

34

14-7

YC Greg King

Pen Lee Miller

34

17-7

 

 

46

17-12

Try Jack Preece

 

47

17-14

Con Dave Brazier

Rep Will Foden for Zakery Poole

54

17-14

 

Rep Stephen Johnson for Rikki Stout

54

17-14

 

 

61

17-14

YC Chris Brightwell

Try Daniel Tai Sen Choy

64

22-14

 

 

65

22-14

Rep Mark Harrison for Mike Penn

 

66

22-14

Rep Sam Brown for Dave Brazier

 

68

22-14

Rep Will Crane for Adam Caves

 

68

22-14

Rep James Burgoyne for James Elliot

Rep Alex Forth for Ali Thomson

68

22-14

 

 

72

22-19

Try Mark Harrison

 

78

22-24

Try Ed Sheldon

Match Report

By Oliver Lines - Birmingham Mail

Moseley made it three wins out of three in their opening National One campaign with a last-minute victory at Hull Ionians, but head coach Kevin Maggs believes there is still a lot to work on in their coming fixtures.

 “We’ve had five yellow cards in three games now, so discipline needs to be addressed,” he said.

 “I’m really happy with the way we’ve started the season. They’re a great bunch of lads to work with and we worked really hard through pre-season. It’s a sign of a good team because even when you’re not playing that well and not firing on all cylinders, but you’re still winning, you can only get better and better and keep winning.

 “Hopefully the best is yet to come. We’ve got loads to work on since it’s still only our fifth game, including pre-season, and we have lots to improve on too.”

 The Birmingham side struggled for much of the game as their East Yorkshire opponents dominated proceedings, but Moseley refused to roll over and scored two tries in the last ten minutes to secure a bonus-point victory.

 Drew Cheshire (actually Ed Sheldon…….Ed) and Greg King’s (err Mark Harrison……Ed) scores gave Moseley an unlikely victory, adding to Chris Brightwell (that would be Jack Preece……Ed) and Adam Canes’ (presumably Adam Caves? But close…..Ed) efforts earlier on.

 Maggs added: “We were under the cosh for a little bit and we managed to defend really well, which allowed us to get down the other end and score to get ourselves back in it.

 “To sneak it with about two minutes to go meant we were very lucky to get the win.

“In some respects, we’re very fortunate because we’ve not played very well and still won.”

 Moseley have yet to be at full strength for a game this season, due to various injuries to key players, and that nearly got worse in the first half when George Oram limped off and left the stadium on crutches.

 However, Maggs hopes the second-rower will be back for next week’s visit of Blaydon, who sit bottom of the league having lost all three of their games this season.

 “I think George has just twisted his ankle and it won’t be too bad. He should be fit to play next week,’’ he added.

 “We’ve got a few boys to come back after being out with injury, and hopefully we’ll give our fans something to shout about next week.”