1st XV Match Report V Blackheath (A) Sat 01/04/2017 

 

Attendance: 1,015                               Referee:    Daniel Collins     

Teams

Lindokuhle Mvelase-Julyan

15

Mike Penn

Thomas Chapman

14

Charles Baffour

Markus Burcham

13

Drew Cheshire

Alex Pickersgill

12

Dave Brazier

Jake Lloyd

11

Ed Sheldon

Mark Cooke

10

James Williams

Simon Whatling

9

Sam Brown

Aston Croall

1

James Elliot

Adam Kwasnicki

2

Adam Caves

Kieron Scutt

3

Tom Fidler

Gregor Gillanders

4

George Oram

Thomas Stradwick

5

Aaron Crofts

Christopher Walker

6

Tom Wilson

Thomas Baldwin

8

Chris Brightwell

Jesse Liston

7

Jack Preece

Replacements

 

 

Bertie Haskins

16

James Burgoyne

George Baker

17

Will Crane

Frederick Owens

18

Sam Pailor

Jake bedding

19

Harry Hone

Daniel Hamilton

20

George Grieve

 

The game as it happened

 

Pen Cooke

09

3-0

 

Pen Cooke

16

6-0

 

 

18

6-3

Pen James Williams

Rep Baker for Scutt

25

6-3

 

 

25

6-8

Try Chris Brightwell

 

26

6-10

Con James Williams

 

37

6-15

Try Charles Baffour

Rep Bedding for Pickersgill

41

6-15

 

Rep Owen for Gillanders

41

6-15

 

 

45

6-20

Try Ed Sheldon

 

46

6-22

Con Ed Sheldon

 

47

6-22

Rep Will Crane for Adam Caves

Try Stradwick

47

11-22

 

Con Cooke

48

13-22

 

 

51

13-27

Try James Williams

 

52

13-29

Con James Williams

 

55

13-29

Rep Sam Pailor for George Oram

Rep Haskins for Croall

55

13-29

 

 

57

13-29

YC Mike Penn

Rep Hamilton For Chapman

58

13-29

 

Try Mvelase-Julyan

58

18-29

 

 

60

18-29

Rep George Grieve for James Williams

Try Walker

62

23-29

 

Con Cooke

63

25-29

 

 

70

25-29

Rep James Williams for Charles Baffour

 

71

25-29

Rep Harry Hone for Tom Wilson

 

71

25-29

Rep James Burgoyne for James Elliot

 

75

25-32

Pen James Williams

 

Match Report

Mose nose home

From the Blackheath Website

 

A spirited effort from Blackheath, given that the hosts found themselves 16 points in arrears on two occasions, but not quite enough to overcome a Moseley side whose first half performance had given them enough daylight to hold out for victory.

Open and flowing throughout, though not without plenty of errors, it was Blackheath who took the early initiative with Mark Cooke, starting at fly-half, kicking them into a six-point lead, but opposite number James Williams soon halved the deficit before, in the 25th minute, number-eight Chris Brightwell burst away from a maul to trot beneath the uprights for a lead the visitors would not relinquish.

Simon Whatling’s dummied pass on half-way saw the makeshift scrum-half nearly get to the goal-line, while at the other end an excellent last-ditch tackle from Tom Chapman denied Charles Baffour, but moments later an overthrown line-out set up a second opportunity for the Moseley right-wing who this time found no barrier to block his way, to give his side a 15-6 lead at the break.

That advantage was pushed beyond two converted scores soon after the re-start as the visitors’ solid scrum base set up Ed Sheldon, the right-wing weaving a lovely line to complete a beautifully executed ‘training ground’ move. But Blackheath responded quickly as Tom Stradwick made ground down the right-flank, before ball was moved back and forth across field and good hands from Aston Croall sent the Club second-row across to complete the action he’d started.

Moseley re-established their commanding lead in the 51st minute as fine ball retention and an excellent finish from Williams out wide gave the visitors their fourth try, but with Jake Bedding on at scrum-half, and Whatling back to his more natural fly-half position, the hosts injected the pace and urgency which brought them back into contention.

As Moseley lost Mike Penn to the sin-bin for not rolling away, George Baker and the excellent Stradwick probed before Mike Mvelase stretched out to score, and with the re-start heading into touch on the full and Blackheath winning a free-kick at the ensuing scrum, Mvelase, having a great game at full-back in his first appearance of the season, produced the inside ball for Chris Walker to cross, reducing the deficit to just four points.

However, the hosts just couldn’t regain the ball control to create another opening and as Williams added a late penalty for a personal points haul of 17 for the fly-half, Moseley saw themselves home.