1st XV Match Report V Rosslyn Park (A) Sat 15/10/2016 

 

Saturday 15th October 2016 - at The Rock

Attendance:        520                   Referee: James Sullivan  

Teams

Henry Robinson

15

Mike Penn

Sam Aspland-Robinson

14

Mark Harrison

Andrew Henderson

13

Alex Grove

Toby Howley-Berridge

12

Greg King

David Vincent

11

Drew Cheshire

Harry Leonard

10

James Williams

Rory Brand

9

Dave Brazier

Alistair Wade

1

Tom Fidler

Charles Piper

2

Adam Caves

Stewart Maguire

3

James Elliot

James Inglis

4

Aaron Crofts

Paul Spivey

5

George Oram

Adam Frampton

6

Jacques Le Roux

Edward Milne

8

Chris Brightwell

Harry Broadbent

7

Jack Preece

Replacements

 

 

Adam Bellamy

16

Will Stuart

Fergus Farrell

17

Will Crane

Andy Reay

18

Harry Hone

William Crow

19

Elliot Bale

Scott Sneddon

20

Ed Sheldon

 

The game as it happened

 

Pen Harry Leonard

02

3-0

 

Try Charles Piper

13

8-0

 

Con Harry Leonard

14

10-0

 

 

30

10-0

Rep Will Stuart for James Elliott

 

30

10-5

Try James Williams

 

31

10-7

Con James Williams

 

32

10-10

Pen James Williams

 

39

10-15

Try Drew Cheshire

 

40

10-17

Con James Williams

 

42

10-22

Try Chris Brightwell

 

43

10-24

Con James Williams

Try David Vincent

48

15-24

 

Con Harry Leonard

49

17-24

 

 

54

17-24

Rep Harry Hone for Aaron Crofts

 

58

17-24

Rep Ed Sheldon for Greg King

 

58

17-29

Try James Williams

 

59

17-31

Con James Williams

Rep Fergus Farrell for Alistair Wade

61

17-31

 

Rep Scott Sneddon for Andrew Henderson

62

17-31

 

Rep Adam Bellamy for Harry Broadbent

63

17-31

 

Rep Alistair Wade for Fergus Farrell

67

17-31

 

 

68

17-31

YC Jacques Le Roux

Try Rory Brand

72

22-31

 

Con Harry Leonard

73

24-31

 

 

76

24-31

Rep Will Crane for Adam Caves

 

 

Match Report

By David Lawrence - Birmingham Mail

The Verdict

Teenager James Williams bagged a try in each half to help steer Birmingham Moseley to victory in West London.

And the 19-year-old admits he’s ‘living the dream’ after making the starting line-up in back-to-back games.

Williams was one of the star turns at Rosslyn Park, adding a penalty and three conversions to his brace to give him a haul of 19 points.

“It’s good to score but that just comes off the back of the forwards and all their hard work,” he admitted. “We had a game-plan, stuck to it, and luckily it came off with me scoring twice.

“The first try followed good work from Kingy and Grovesy in midfield, who set me up, and I then reached for the line. The second was all down to George Oram stretching his legs.

“I’m living the dream at the moment. I was playing in New Zealand last year for Old Boys University. When I came back I was fortunate to link up with Moseley through a family friend.

“I rocked up, knocked on the door and had a couple of training sessions. I started with Moseley Oak, where I was able to learn loads, and I was then given my chance with the first team.”

A slow Moseley start saw Park open up a ten-point lead through a Charlie Piper try and Harry Leonard’s conversion and penalty.

But the Red and Blacks clawed their way back and converted tries from Williams and Drew Cheshire and a penalty handed them a 17-10 lead.

Further converted tries from Chris Brightwell and Williams, Greg King slotting over the extras for the former, eased the visitors into a 31-17 lead, winger David Vincent bagging a converted effort for Park.

But a yellow card for Jaques Le Roux almost proved costly as Rory Brand added a third converted effort and only a last-ditch Alex Groves tackle stopped the Londoners from levelling the scores.

Moseley chief Kevin Maggs was happy with the maximum points haul and the contribution made by Williams.

The director of rugby said: “It didn’t go well the other week against Ampthill and I decided to give him a shot and he has come in and been fantastic for us.

“I just needed him to play so he turned out a few times for Moseley Oak after (strength and conditioning coach) Greg Sammons did a great job with him in pre-season.

“Now I’ve brought him into the side and he’s not looked out of place at all. Fair play to him, he’s 19 and I think he has a big future ahead of him.”