1st XV Match Report V Hartpury RFC (A) Sat 03/12/2016 

Attendance: 500 (?)                     Referee:    Veryan Boscawen                               

Teams

Michael Wilcox

15

James Williams

George Boulton

14

Drew Cheshire

Steve Leonard

13

Greg King

Luke Eaves

12

Tim Molenaar

Jonas Mikalcius

11

Mike Penn

Jacob Perry

10

Alex Grove

Ben Vellacott

9

Sam Brown

Michael Flook

1

Tom Fidler

William Tanner

2

Adam Caves

Alec Clarey

3

Will Stuart

Joe Quinn

4

George Oram

Joseph Dancer

5

Greg Charlton

Jake Polledri

6

Harry Hone

William Safe

8

Chris Brightwell

Matt Gilbert

7

Jack Preece

Replacements

 

 

James Stephenson

16

James Burgoyne

Tim Brockett

17

James Elliot

Des Merrey

18

Jake Farnworth

Benjamin Chan

19

Jacques Le Roux

Robbie Shaw

20

Dave Brazier

 

The game as it happened

 

Try William Tanner

03

5-0

 

Con Jacob Perry

04

7-0

 

 

12

10-0

YC Mike Penn

Pen Jacob Perry

12

10-0

 

 

15

10-0

Rep Dave Brazier for Sam Brown

Try Ben Vellacott

22

15-0

 

Con Jacob Perry

23

17-0

 

Try Steve Leonard

25

22-0

 

Con Jacob Perry

26

24-0

 

Try George Boulton

27

29-0

 

Con Jacob Perry

28

31-0

 

Try Steve Leonard

35

36-0

 

Con Jacob Perry

36

38-0

 

 

41

38-5

Try Mike Penn

Rep James Stephenson for Jake Polledri

44

38-5

 

YC Alec Clarey

48

38-5

 

 

48

38-5

YC Adam Caves

Rep Des Merrey for Michael Flook

48

38-5

 

Try William Safe

52

43-5

 

 

53

43-5

Rep James Burgoyne for Tom Fidler

 

53

43-5

Rep James Elliott for Will Stuart

Rep Tim Brockett for Matt Gilbert

56

43-5

 

 

56

43-5

Rep Jake Farnworth for Mike Penn

Rep Matt Gilbert for Tim Brockett

58

43-5

 

 

58

43-5

Rep Mike Penn for Jake Farnworth

 

58

43-5

Rep Jacques Le Roux for Harry Hone

Rep Ben Vellacott for Steve Leonard

60

43-5

 

Rep Benjamin Chan for Joe Quinn

61

43-5

 

 

65

43-5

YC Jack Preece

Penalty Try

65

48-5

 

Con Jacob Perry

66

50-5

 

Try Des Merrey

67

55-5

 

Con Jacob Perry

68

57-5

 

Try Jonas Mikalcius

80

62-5

 

Con Jacob Perry

81

64-5

 

 

Match Report

Poor Moseley taught a harsh lesson at College

By Paul Smith – Birmingham Mail

Kevin Maggs' full-strength team were simply blown away by opponents who were substantially quicker in thought and deed.

National One is still one match shy of its seasonal midpoint, but following Hartpury’s demolition of Birmingham Moseley, it may well already be over as a contest.

In a much-anticipated first-versus-second clash, Kevin Maggs’ full-strength team were simply blown away by opponents who were substantially quicker in thought and deed.

Moseley’s boss had picked his most experienced line-up, complete with two strong ball-carriers in the centre and a heavyweight front five, in the hope of finding the Gloucestershire outfit wanting physically.

But as events transpired, the men and the boys suffered something of an identity crisis during a first half when Moseley totally failed to perform.

If something could go wrong it did, and as a consequence Hartpury had built a 38-point advantage, banked the bonus point and shifted their thoughts to next weekend before the half-time whistle.

The second period did at least start with a Moseley try – finished by Mike Penn – but was soon followed by another four home touchdowns, and, in truth, the 64-5 result did not flatter the hosts.

Moseley skipper Greg King acknowledged Hartpury’s quality, which has now delivered 14 consecutive bonus-point wins, as well as his own team’s shortcomings.

“They were very good,” he said, “but we made far too many mistakes and they capitalised on them.

“Like every very good side, when they got some ball they scored, and we coughed it up far too much and were punished for it.

“We like to play a high-tempo game too, but when you do turn the ball over as much as we did it makes things very difficult.”

The hosts’ first-half scores came from hooker Will Tanner, following a driving lineout, then outstanding scrum-half Ben Vellacott, winger George Boulton, plus a Steve Leonard try-double.

Penn spent a spell in the sin-bin, during which two tries resulted, while Hartpury displayed a devastating ability to counter from deep at pace that the visitors were unable to live with.

After Penn struck in the opening salvo of the second period, the league leaders produced four further scores from Will Safe, Des Merrey, Jonas Mikalcuis and a penalty try following a collapsed maul.

This cost Jack Preece ten minutes in the sin-bin, soon after Merrey and Adam Caves had returned for a high tackle and retaliation respectively.

“Credit to them, they are a very solid side,” King said, “but we got off to a far from ideal start against them, which meant we were chasing the game from early on.

“These things happen and we needed to make sure we continued to carry, get round the corner and build from there rather than turning the ball over so much.

“We came with the game-plan of hitting it up the middle and getting the forwards working round the corner, but they got the rub of the green with the ref at the breakdown a couple of times early on. That meant they had one or two in the way on the ground and we weren’t able to clear them and get the quick ball we wanted.”