1st XV Match Report V Blackheath (H) Sat 26/11/2016 

Saturday 12th November 2016 – at Billesley Common

Attendance: 776                  Referee:    Adam Leal                         

Teams

Mike Penn

15

Leo Fielding

Drew Cheshire

14

Gregory Griffiths

Alex Grove

13

Marcus Burcham

Tim Molenaar

12

Mark Cooke

Ed Sheldon

11

James Davies

James Williams

10

Simon Whatling

Dave Brazier

9

Sam Eydmann

Tom Fidler

1

Aston Croall

Jake Farnsworth

2

Michael Perks

Will Stuart

3

Terry Read

Marcus Garratt

4

Gregor Gillanders

George Oram

5

Devin Montgomery

Harry Hone

6

Frederick Owen

Chris Brightwell

8

Anders Nilsson

Jack Preece

7

David Allen

Replacements

 

 

James Burgoyne

16

Harry Fry

Adam Caves

17

Kieron Scutt

Jacques Le Roux

18

Ryan Ward

Sam Brown

19

Thomas Chapman

Greg King

20

Jake Lloyd

 

The game as it happened

 

 

05

0-3

Pen Fielding

 

05

0-3

Rep Ward for Montgomery

Pen James Williams

07

3-3

 

Try Ed Sheldon

11

8-3

 

Con James Williams

12

10-3

 

 

15

10-3

Rep Montgomery for Ward

 

20

10-6

Pen Fielding

 

21

10-6

YC Sam Eydmann

 

23

10-6

Rep Davies for Chapman

 

32

10-6

Rep Chapman for Davies

 

32

10-9

Pen Fielding

Rep Sam Brown for Dave Brazier

47

10-9

 

Rep Adam Caves for Jake Farnworth

47

10-9

 

 

49

10-9

Rep Chapman for Eydmann

Rep Jacques Le Roux for Harry Hone

53

10-9

 

 

53

10-12

Pen Fielding

Rep Greg King for Alex Grove

54

10-12

 

Try Jack Preece

61

15-12

 

 

62

15-12

Rep Fry for Perks

 

62

15-12

Rep Scutt for Read

 

67

15-12

Rep Lloyd for Davies

 

67

15-12

Rep Ward for Nilsson

Try Chris Brightwell

79

20-12

 

Con James Williams

80

20-12

 

 

Match Report

Jack Preece and Chris Brightwell tries keep Moseley in contention

By Ben Goddard & Paul Smith – Birmingham Mail

 

Birmingham Moseley maintained their unbeaten home record with a come-from-behind success against Blackheath

 

Birmingham Moseley remain unbeaten at home after coming from behind thanks to two second-half tries against promotion rivals Blackheath.

 

The pace and determination of the Mose pack enabled Jack Preece to give the hosts a narrow advantage going into the final stages before Chris Brightwell sealed the victory.

 

Head coach Kevin Maggs said: “It wasn’t the best game but we showed great composure to score that final try, we had them under a massive amount of pressure at the end and sealed it.

“It was one of those games that didn’t really get going and wasn’t an expansive game. It wasn’t exactly a spectacle but it’s always going to be tough, second place against fourth.”

The early stages were littered with small errors with kickers Leo Fielding and James Williams taking advantage, scoring a penalty each.

Blackheath thought they had broken the deadlock when Marcus Burcham ran through a gap under the posts, but took advantage of an illegal block in the process and his try was chalked off.

Maggs’ side responded immediately and went ahead on 11 minutes when Wasps loanee, tighthead prop Will Stuart, charged forward before allowing Ed Sheldon to run around the back to score.

Moseley’s small errors put them on the back foot with Fielding kicking two penalties before half-time and one after to give the visitors a 12-10 lead after 53 minutes.

Williams didn’t have the same luck in front of the sticks for the hosts, missing two penalty opportunities himself.

Moseley needed the victory to keep up with runaway leaders Hartpury College, who they play next week, and piled on the pressure.

Stuart led the drive and once again powered forward allowing Greg King to jink forward, and despite dropping the ball, Preece picked it up to fly over.

As the clock counted down the hosts pinned the visitors inside their own 22 and eventually the pressure was too much but second-row George Oram was held up on the line.

Mose continued the pressure and Brightwell sneaked through to seal the win in the dying stages.

England under-20 international Stuart joined Moseley on loan under dual-registration from Wasps in October and was influential in the victory.

He added: “It’s a good level for young props to come in and scrum against older guys, who have played about and know what they’re doing.

“It’s a bit of a baptism of fire but it’s a good training ground.”