1st XV Match Report V Coventry (A) Sat 17/12/2016 

Attendance: 2,712                               Referee:    James Clarke                     

Teams

James Stokes

15

Mike Penn

Tom Howe

14

Drew Cheshire

Corey Hircock

13

Greg King

Tom Wheatcroft

12

Alex Grove

Max Trimble

11

Ed Sheldon

Anthony Fenner

10

James Williams

Peter White

9

Dave Brazier

Andy Brown

1

Tom Fidler

Scott Tolmie

2

Adam Caves

James Litchfield

3

James Elliot

Tom Poole

4

George Oram

Brendon Snyman

5

Aaron Crofts

Brett Daynes

6

Jacques Le Roux

Darrell Dyer

8

Chris Brightwell

Samuel Harry

7

Jack Preece

Replacements

 

 

Matt Price

16

James Burgoyne

Philip Boulton

17

Jake Farnworth

Tom Jubb

18

Sam Pailor

Will Maisey

19

Harry Hone

Cliff Hodgson

20

Afeafe Haisila-Lokotui

 

The game as it happened

 

Try Tom Howe

02

5-0

 

Con Anthony Fenner

03

7-0

 

Pen Anthony Fenner

10

10-0

 

Pen Anthony Fenner

26

13-0

 

 

29

13-3

Pen James Williams

YC Peter White

38

13-3

 

 

40

13-8

Try Aaron Crofts

 

41

13-10

Con James Williams

 

41

13-10

Rep Jake Farnworth for Adam Caves

Rep Cliff Hodgson for Max Trimble

47

13-10

 

Pen Anthony Fenner

48

16-10

 

Rep Philip Boulton for James Litchfield

50

16-10

 

 

51

16-15

Try Jake Farnworth

 

52

16-17

Con James Williams

Rep Matt Price for Scott Tolmie

54

16-17

 

 

58

16-20

Pen James Williams

Rep Will Maisey for Anthony Fenner

60

16-20

 

Rep Tom Jubb for Brett Daynes

60

16-20

 

Rep Brett Daynes for Samuel Harry

64

16-20

 

 

64

16-23

Pen James Williams

Try Matt Price

65

21-23

 

Con Will Maisey

66

23-23

 

 

70

23-23

Rep James Burgoyne for Tom Fidler

Rep Sam Harry for Brendon Snyman

71

23-23

 

 

71

23-23

Rep Afeafe Haisila-Lokotui for Mike Penn

 

76

23-23

Rep Sam Pailor for George Oram

Pen Will Maisey

78

26-23

 

Rep Scott Tolmie for Brett Daynes

79

26-23

 

 

Match Report

Moseley pay penalty as Will finds a way for Coventry

By Paul Smith – Birmingham Mail

A dramatic finale played out in front of Coventry’s biggest-ever National One crowd saw Birmingham Moseley edged out by Will Maisey’s 79th-minute penalty.

Cov’s ice king had warmed up for his moment in the spotlight by knocking over a slightly easier kick to claim the points against Old Albanians with the final kick of the match two weeks earlier.

And as 2,712 people held their breath, the left-footed replacement No.10, who arrived from the bench on the hour, provided a repeat performance.

It was tough on Moseley, who recovered from a sticky opening quarter, which saw them trail by ten points, to dominate the middle half of the match.

They responded to Tom Howe’s early score by crossing either side of the break through Aaron Crofts, whose try came when home scrum-half Pete White was in the sin-bin, and Jake Farnworth.

James Williams tagged on two conversions and three penalties to cancel out the 11 points that came from Cov fly-half Tony Fenner’s boot, all of which added up to the Red and Blacks holding a 23-16 advantage after 60 minutes.

However, a collective lapse in concentration then allowed the hosts to drive replacement hooker Matt Price over for a converted score from a lineout on their 22, which brought the scores level and set the scene for Maisey’s late scene-stealer.

Mose director of rugby Kevin Maggs acknowledged it was a tight encounter, before going on to praise his players’ efforts.

“It was about small margins,” he said. “The boys are disappointed as they put lots of effort into it, and overall they can hold their heads up high. It was a decent performance but we lacked a little bit of composure at times.

“When we scored our second try, we then knocked the kick-off on, the penalty went into the corner, we weren’t switched on defending the lineout and they scored. That’s disappointing because we should never be pushed over from there.

“But we go into the Christmas break in a tight three-way battle for second place and there’s everything to play for in the second half of the season.”

Cov boss Rowland Winter paid tribute to Maisey, who he said was the perfect man for the situation.

“It’s hard to come off the bench in any game and make an instant impact, let alone when there’s 2,700 people watching you,” he said. “But Will is calm and patient and has nerves of steel, and he’s come on the pitch and won the game for us again.”