1st XV Match Report V Darlington Mowden Park (A) Sat 29/10/2016 

Attendance:        1,097                 Referee: Matthew Turvey  

Teams

Will Murray

15

Mike Penn

James Fitzpatrick

14

Drew Cheshire

Chris Auld

13

Alex Grove

Joel Gill

12

Tim Molenaar

Adam Radwan

11

Ed Sheldon

Caolan Ryan

10

James Williams

Tim Duchesne

9

Dave Brazier

Joshua Bragman

1

Tom Fidler

James Penman

2

Jake Farnworth

Ralph Appleby

3

Will Stuart

Sebastian Freydell

4

George Oram

Talite Vaioleti

5

Sam Pailor

David Fisher

6

Chris Brightwell

Rory Duff

8

Jacques Le Roux

Joe Craggs

7

Jack Preece

Replacements

 

 

Ognas Darkintis

16

James Elliot

Gary Law

17

Adam Caves

Ben Frankland

18

Harry Hone

Joshua Bragman

19

Elliot Bale

Callum Mackenzie

20

Piers O’Conor

 

The game as it happened

 

 

12

0-5

Try Sam Pailor

Try Will Murray

18

5-5

 

Con Caolan Ryan

19

7-5

 

Rep Ignas Darkintis for Ralph Appleby

38

7-5

 

 

39

7-10

Pen Try

 

40

7-12

Con James Williams

YC Joe Craggs

40

7-12

 

 

44

7-12

Rep Piers O’Conor for Mike Penn

 

48

7-12

Rep Adam Caves for Jake Farnworth

 

48

7-12

Rep James Elliott for Will Stuart

 

48

7-15

Pen James Williams

Rep Callum Mackenzie for Sebastian Freydell

50

7-15

 

YC James Penman

53

7-15

 

 

54

7-15

Rep Harry Hone for Sam Pailor

Rep Gary Law for Adam Radwan

58

7-15

 

Rep Ben Frankland for Rory Duff

61

7-15

 

Rep Adam Radwan for Ben Franklin

64

7-15

 

Rep Ben Frankland for Will Murray

66

7-15

 

 

70

7-15

Rep Elliott Bale for James Williams

Match Report

Moseley made to work hard but DMP miss out on bonus

By Kevin Robinson - The Rugby Paper

Birmingham Moseley fought hard for the points against a resurgent Darlington Mowden Park RFC, who should class themselves as unlucky not to take a point from the game.

On an ideal day for rugby, second-placed Birmingham Moseley arrived in the north-east probably expecting an easy day and five points.

They perhaps took their hosts lightly and the home side were always in the game and looked dangerous when in possession.

Visiting head coach Kevin Maggs admitted: “We are pleased to get a win here at the Arena, as it is a long trip for us and teams will come here and find it hard.

“Our accuracy was not there, but to be fair to Darlington Mowden Park, they put us under a lot of pressure, which on occasions we found hard to deal with.”

In contrast, DMP head coach John Newton said: “We’re disappointed to get nothing from a game where we performed better than we have done recently.

“The game was scrappy, but as long as we take that intensity into the next games, we will improve. There were some decent performances from some players who have just come in and also returned from injury.”

An early opportunity for home full-back Caolan Ryan to put points on the board just inched wide as the visitors got accustomed to their surroundings.

A poor kick out of defence for Mowden was the catalyst for Moseley’s first try, as Drew Cheshire made rapid inroads into the home half. A penalty resulted, which the visitors kicked to the corner and lock Sam Pailor was on the end of a trademark catch and drive for the first try. Williams edged the conversion wide.

Within minutes Mowden were ahead, after full-back Will Murray raced through a gap in a retreating Moseley defence, with Ryan adding the extras.

Just prior to the halftime whistle Mowden were penalised ten metres from their own line and Moseley again kicked to the corner. The catch and drive was halted initially, but more

pressure was applied and although it looked like they would score anyway, the referee awarded a penalty try which was easily converted from under the posts by James Williams.

Mowden flanker Joe Craggs was sin-binned for his troubles.

As it had been a very tight game in the first half, so the same applied after the interval, and only three points were scored by the visitors to rob their hosts of any points at all, Williams coolly punishing a scrum offence penalty.

There was plenty of enterprise from Mowden and a few opportunities, but a mixture of tough defence and poor understanding conspired to frustrate the home team.

Moseley tried to add more points to their total, but some big defensive hits and wayward passes did not assist them to progress.

The sin-binning of influential skipper James Penman didn’t help the cause, but Moseley deserved their points on the day and showed why they are near the top of the league.