1st XV Match Report V Cambridge (H) Sat 08/10/2016 

 

Attendance:        1,011                 Referee: Jamie Leahy  

Teams

Mike Penn

15

Michael Ayrton

Mark Harrison

14

Lawrence Hutchinson

Alex Grove

13

Oliver Petrides

Greg King

12

James ayrton

Drew Cheshire

11

Matthew Hema

James Williams

10

Jack Green

Dave Brazier

9

Thomas Trotter

Tom Fidler

1

David Coutts

Adam Caves

2

Ean Griffiths

James Elliot

3

David Langley

Greg Charlton

4

Matthew Meek

Aaron Crofts

5

George Bretag-Norris

Harry Hone

6

Carl Jeffs

Chris Brightwell

8

Jake McCloud

Jack Preece

7

Keifer Laxton

Replacements

 

 

James Burgoyne

16

Cameron Ruddock

Jake Farnworth

17

Benjamin Ibrahim

Jacques Le Roux

18

Tom Nutley

Elliot Bale

19

Stefanes Liebenberg

Ed Sheldon

20

Christopher Leaman

 

The game as it happened

 

Try Drew Cheshire

12

5-0

 

Con James Williams

13

7-0

 

 

15

10-0

YC Oliver Petrides

Pen James Williams

18

10-0

 

Try Mark Harrison

24

15-0

 

Con James Williams

25

17-0

 

Rep James Burgoyne for Tom Fidler

28

17-0

 

Rep Jake Farnworth for Adam Caves

28

17-0

 

Try Chris Brightwell

28

22-0

 

Con James Williams

29

24-0

 

 

31

24-0

Rep Christopher Leatham for Michael Ayrton

Try Chris Brightwell

32

29-0

 

Try Drew Cheshire

39

34-0

 

 

40

34-0

Rep Stefanes Liebenberg for Thomas Trotter

Try Alex Grove

44

39-0

 

 

45

39-0

Rep Ben Nutley for Carl Jeffs

Rep Jacques Le Roux for Jack Preece

46

39-0

 

Try Mark Harrison

50

44-0

 

Con James Williams

51

46-0

 

Rep Elliot Bale for James Williams

54

46-0

 

Rep Ed Sheldon for Mark Harrison

54

46-0

 

Rep Tom Fidler for James Elliot

55

46-0

 

 

56

46-0

Rep Carl Jeffs for Matthew Meek

 

56

46-5

Try David Langley

 

57

46-7

Con Jack Green

 

57

46-7

Rep Cameron Ruddock for Ean Griffiths

Rep Adam Caves for Jake Farnworth

57

46-7

 

Try Aaron Crofts

60

51-7

 

Con Elliot Bale

61

53-7

 

 

61

53-7

Rep Benjamin Ibrahim for David Coutts

Try Greg King

67

58-7

 

Con Elliot Bale

68

60-7

 

 

68

60-7

Rep Thomas Trotter for Oliver Petrides

Try Ed Sheldon

69

65-7

 

Con Elliot Bale

70

67-7

 

 

71

67-12

Try Matthew Hema

 

72

67-14

Con Jack Green

Try Adam Caves

79

72-14

 

 

79

72-14

YC Benjamin Ibrahim

 

 

Match Report

By Paul Smith - Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Moseley annihilate Cambridge with sparkling 11-try performance

 

Birmingham Moseley annihilated Cambridge by 72-14 thanks to 11 tries and a sparkling display of attacking rugby.

Wingers Mark Harrison and Drew Cheshire grabbed two apiece, as did No.8 Chris Brightwell, while the remaining five tries were shared around.

Cambridge responded with two consolation efforts in the second half, but were chasing shadows for much of an afternoon when the hosts had the try bonus in the bank within 30 minutes.

The match, which was every bit as one-sided as the scoreline suggests, provided a clear illustration of the huge gap between the top six in National One and the rest.

The visitors were outgunned in the scrum, and significantly slower in thought and deed than a Moseley side which bounced back superbly from last week’s chastening reverse at Ampthill .

Forwards coach Louis Deacon pronounced himself happy with what he saw for the first time this season.

“It was a much better performance all round,” he said. “We needed a reaction after last week, which wasn’t good enough, and when we applied ourselves we showed what we can do today.

“It’s the first good performance we’ve put in this season, and we mustn’t get ahead of ourselves now and think we’re world beaters. We now need to back that up next week and be consistent in everything we do.

“Sometimes when you score at will it can turn into sevens, and get too open. We kept sending messages on to keep it simple and not go away from the things that were working, which are things we’ve been saying all season, but today we managed to put it together.”

Cheshire’s classic in-out winger’s finish, converted by debutant fly half James Williams, opened the hosts’ account, but the floodgates really opened when Cambridge centre Ollie Petrides was yellow-carded for a dangerous tackle.

Williams added a penalty during the power-play period, and also converted tries from Harrison, then No.8 Brightwell, who was left with an easy run-in following some neat interplay between the back three.

Moseley’s former England Sevens star then claimed his second score in quick succession, which also delivered the try bonus point, at the back of a driving lineout.

Cheshire’s second, created by full back Mike Penn’s break, extended the hosts’ half time advantage to 34 unanswered points, and they soon extended this after the break.

The outstanding Greg King and Harrison put Grove in the corner, then Harrison grabbed his second following Greg Charlton’s superb offload.

Hard-working prop Dave Langley finally put Cambridge on the board, with a try converted by Jack Green, but their respite was only temporary since Aaron Crofts went behind the posts following Grove’s switch of direction.

Replacement Elliot Bale converted, and he soon also upgraded scores from man-of-the-match King, who sold three dummies and raced 65 metres, and replacement winger Ed Sheldon.

The visitors banked a second converted try late on through winger Matt Hema. However, they promptly lost replacement prop Ben Ibrahim to the sinbin for repeated scrum infringements, then shipped an eleventh try on the final whistle to home hooker Adam Caves.