1st XV Match Report V Loughborough Students (H) Sat 05/11/2016 

Attendance:        751           Referee: Ben Blair

                                        Asst Referee: Mark Rose, James Minards


Teams

Ed Sheldon

15

William Edwards

Drew Cheshire

14

Jack Stapley

Alex Grove

13

Yiannis Loizias

Tim Molenaar

12

Owen Walters

Mark Harrison

11

Rotimi Segun

James Williams

10

Joshua Sharp

Dave Brazier

9

Harry Simmons

Tom Fidler

1

Ben Christie

Jake Farnworth

2

Isaac Miller

James Elliott

3

Joseph Cave

George Oram

4

James Lasis

Sam Pailor

5

Charles Kingham

Harry Hone

6

Daniel Moolman

Jacques Le Roux

8

Conor Gracey

Jack Preece

7

Andrew Boyce

Replacements

 

 

James Burgoyne

16

Oliver Adams

Adam Caves

17

George Davis

Joe Collingham

18

Luke Frost

Elliot Bale

19

Callum Watkin

George Grieve

20

Austin Beckett

 

The game as it happened

 

 

05

0-0

Rep Davis for Christie

Try Mark Harrison

08

5-0

 

Try George Oram

11

10-0

 

Con James Williams

12

12-0

 

Rep George Grieve for Tim Molenaar

15

12-0

 

 

15

12-0

Rep Christie for Cave

 

18

12-5

Try Joshua Sharp

 

19

12-7

Con Joshua Sharp

 

28

12-12

Try Simmons

 

29

12-14

Con Joshua Sharp

Try Drew Cheshire

36

17-14

 

Con James Williams

37

19-14

 

Rep Adam Caves for Jake Farnworth

46

19-14

 

 

49

19-14

Rep Cave for Davis

 

49

19-14

Rep Frost for Gracey

Rep James Burgoyne for Tom Fidler

50

19-14

 

Try George Oram

51

24-14

 

Con James Williams

52

26-14

 

Try Drew Cheshire

61

31-14

 

Con James Williams

62

33-14

 

 

64

33-14

Rep Beckett for Segun

 

68

33-19

Try Edwards

 

70

33-19

Rep Davis for Cave

Rep Elliot Bale for James Williams

70

33-19

 

Rep Joe Collingham for Jacques Le Roux

70

33-19

 

Try James Burgoyne

71

38-19

 

Con Elliot Bale

72

40-19

 

 

72

40-19

Rep Watson for Walters

Try Jack Preece

74

45-19

 

Con Elliot Bale

75

47-19

 

 

76

47-19

Rep Adams for Miller

Match Report

Forward-thinking Moseley keep up promotion charge

By Paul Smith – Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Moseley maintained their promotion charge with a ninth win from ten National One starts, thanks to victory over Loughborough Students at Billesley Common.

But it took a shift to a tighter, forwards-based game after a half-time blast from director of rugby, Kevin Maggs, to ensure the bonus-point win was safely secured.

“There were parts that were disappointing,” he said. “We gave them some cheap scores but they never gave up and, as they showed, if you stand off them they can make life very difficult.

“We must have missed 30-odd tackles in the first half and it took a bit of a rocket at half-time to get the turnaround.

“They played some really good stuff at times and I’m just glad to get the five points and move on.

“It’s been a nightmare week with illness – seven of the lads missed Tuesday training, three were still out by Thursday and Chris Brightwell was still missing today.

“Hopefully everyone will now be back to normal next week when we’ve got a massive challenge on our hands going to Plymouth.”

Drew Cheshire and George Oram both crossed twice for Moseley, for whom Mark Harrison, Ed Sheldon and James Burgoyne also dotted down.

Visiting half-backs Josh Sharp and Harry Simmons scored twice to give Loughborough a 14-12 lead after 30 minutes, after which full-back Will Edwards’ second-half score was not quite enough to deliver the Students a deserved try bonus point.

The arrival from the bench of long-serving hooker Adam Caves put the Loughborough front row under huge pressure and Maggs singled his contribution out afterwards.

“Adam Caves coming on was fantastic,” he said. “He showed all his experience and why he has played over 300 games for the club.

“It’s a squad effort which requires everyone to contribute if we are going to compete and be where we want to be at the end of the season.

“It was great to see James Burgoyne come on and score his first try for the club – he’s definitely one for the future.

“Sam Pailor also did really well. After going away and playing a couple of games on loan at Ealing to get some game-time, he’s come in over the last two weeks with tremendous work-rate and great attitude and I thought he was our man of the match today.”

Moseley were forced into a reorganisation behind the scrum when Tim Molenaar was taken off in the opening quarter. This gave George Grieve the opportunity to play an hour at full-back, while Cheshire joined Alex Grove in the centre.

The former Worcester Warrior relished the chance to show his full range of distribution skills from No.12, much to former centre Maggs’ approval.

“Alex is a quality player and has been a massive part of us moving forward, both on and off the field,” he said. “He does some sublime things that really show his quality and it’s been great for some of the younger, less-experienced guys to come in and see how he does things.”