1st XV Match Report V Macclesfield (A) Sat 19/11/2016 

Attendance:        453           Referee:    Gareth Holsgrove                       

Teams

Thomas Morton

15

George Grieve

Sam Parry

14

Mark Harrison

Elliot Brierley

13

Alex Grove

Max Smith

12

Tim Molenaar

Myles Hall

11

Ed Sheldon

Thomas Eaton

10

James Williams

Nick Allsop

9

Sam Brown

Thomas Mantell

1

James Burgoyne

Samuel Moss

2

Adam Caves

Elliot Miller-Mills

3

Will Stuart

Oliver Parkinson

4

Sam Pailor

David Marwick

5

Marcus Garratt

Joshua Redfern

6

George Oram

Ryan Parkinson

8

Chris Brightwell

Liam Parfitt

7

Tom Wilson

Replacements

 

 

Curtis Langdon

16

Tom Fidler

Martin Kent

17

Will Crane

Francis Barker

18

Jacques Le Roux

Jack Ingall

19

Elliot Bale

Daniel Lomax

20

Dave Brazier

 

The game as it happened

 

 

11

0-3

Pen James Williams

Try Brierley

13

5-3

 

Try Hall

31

10-3

 

Con Morton

32

12-3

 

Rep Langdon for Moss

41

12-3

 

 

43

12-3

Rep Tom Fidler for James Burgoyne

 

49

12-3

Rep Jacques Le Roux for Sam Pailor

Rep Barker for Parkinson

57

12-3

 

YC Joshua Redfern

63

12-3

 

 

69

12-8

Try Tim Molenaar

 

70

12-10

Con James Williams

Rep Kent for Mantell

72

12-10

 

Rep Ingall for Parfitt

72

12-10

 

 

74

12-10

Rep Elliot Bale for George Grieve

Pen Morton

74

15-10

 

YC Joshua Redfern

79

15-10

 

 

80

15-15

Pen Try

 

81

15-17

Con Elliot Bale

 

Match Report

Birmingham Moseley stage recovery to claim last-gasp win

By Paul Smith – Birmingham Mail

Director of rugby, Kevin Maggs, was the first to admit he had used one of his ‘get out of jail’ cards after seeing Moseley stutter to a nail-biting 17-15 victory at Priory Park.

The Red and Blacks appeared to be crashing to a second successive defeat as their lowly hosts adapted better to the muddy conditions.

But they clawed their way back from a nine-point half-time deficit to snatch the win when they were awarded a penalty try from the final move of the game, Elliot Bale kicking the match-winning conversion.

A frustrating five-hour journey was far-from-ideal preparation for Moseley and although kick-off was delayed to allow them to go through their drills, the majority still looked to be on the bus during a stop-start first period that saw Macclesfield open up a 12-3 lead thanks to a brace of well-worked tries.

An early James Williams penalty was wiped out when Elliott Brierley ran in on the overlap on 16 minutes after the ball had been swung out to the left flank.

And the second try was another decent effort with prop Tom Mantell feeding his backs from a line-out and it was Myles Hall who thundered through to dot down beside the posts allowing Tom Morton a simple conversion.

Maggs made a number of changes for this clash with George Grieve starting at full-back and James Burgoyne, Sam Pailor, Marcus Garratt and Tom Wilson being handed their chance in the pack. But it was following the introduction of front-row replacement Tom Fidler and back-row Jacques Le Roux early in the second half that Moseley began to take control, their extra bulk and nous constantly putting the Macclesfield pack under pressure.

And they were given an additional boost when Blues back row Joshua Redfern was sin- binned midway through the half before picking up a second yellow card in the final few minutes to leave his side trying to hang on with just 14 men.

It was while the flanker was first in the bin that Tim Molenaar barged his way through for Moseley’s opening try ten minutes from time and although Morton slotted over a Macclesfield penalty soon after, the extra man proved crucial again in the closing stages.

A string of home offences at the scrum went unpunished as the clock ran down but with the final play of the game, referee Gareth Holsgrove finally lost patience and awarded the penalty try, replacement Bale holding his nerve to secure the extras.