1st XV Match Report V Loughborough Students (A) Sat 04/03/2017 

Attendance: 250                          Referee:    Daniel Collins     

Teams

William Kaye

15

Mike Penn

Austin Beckett

14

Mark Harrison

Charles Dockery

13

Afeafe Haisila-Lokotui

Richard Lewis

12

Drew Cheshire

Kehine Olowofela

11

Ed Sheldon

Mark Dixon

10

James Williams

Jack Winter-Moates

9

Dave Brazier

Riccardo Brugnara

1

Tom Fidler

Callum Lynch

2

Jake Farnworth

Benjamin Betts

3

James Elliot

Henry Wheadon

4

George Oram

William Morrison

5

Aaron Crofts

Simon Pitfield

6

Jacques Le Roux

Conor Grace

8

Chris Brightwell

Victor Gracey

7

Jack Preece

Replacements

 

 

Isaac Miller

16

James Burgoyne

Ben Christie

17

Will Crane

Max Berry

18

Sam Pailor

Cameron Dobinson

19

Alex Dewhurst

Olowadurotimi Segun

20

Charles Baffour

 

The game as it happened

 

Pen Kaye

02

3-0

 

 

29

3-3

Pen James Williams

Rep Christie for Betts

34

3-3

 

Pen Kaye

36

6-3

 

Try Olowofela

37

11-3

 

Con Kaye

38

13-3

 

Rep Segun for Lewis

40

13-3

 

 

40

13-8

Try Jack Preece

 

41

13-8

Con James Williams

Try Segun

46

18-10

 

Con Kaye

47

20-10

 

Rep Miller for Lynch

54

20-10

 

 

58

20-15

Try Mark Harrison

 

59

20-17

Con James Williams

Rep Berry for Wheadon

59

20-17

 

 

60

20-17

Rep Sam Pailor for George Oram

 

64

20-22

Try Jake Farnworth

 

67

20-27

Try James Williams

 

68

20-29

Con James Williams

Rep Betts for Brugnara

71

20-29

 

Rep Dobinson for Winter-Moates

71

20-29

 

 

77

20-29

YC Sam Pailor

 

Match Report

Mose teach Students lesson with comeback

By Ciaran Thomas – Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Moseley twice came back from a ten-point deficit to surge past Loughborough Students in the final quarter to claim a bonus-point win.

Despite Jack Preece’s first-half score, Loughborough led 13-3 and 20-10, but further tries from Mark Harrison, Jack Farnworth and James Williams completed the turnaround.

Captain Chris Brightwell admitted his side had played into the hands of the students in the opening hour, but praised the way they came through.

“I think we played to their game style, but we addressed a few things, tightened the game up and that showed in the last 20,” he said. “They’ve got a young team and like to throw it around, the 4G pitch suits them, it was a little touch-and-go but we addressed it and we knew if we were direct and physical we’d get over the line.

“If we’d stopped their game-plan from the start it would have been a much different game but a decent result and we’ll take it, especially after the last two weeks we’ve had.”

The artificial surface often makes for a high-scoring encounter but after an early penalty for the hosts, it was something of a slow burner, Moseley responding in the 29th minute through a Williams penalty.

The game burst into life before the interval, after a second penalty, when Loughborough winger Jordan Olowofela raced half the length of the pitch for the opening try.

Mose hit straight back and with the final play of the half, scrum-half David Brazier’s quick tap penalty saw Preece force his way over as the visitors went in at 13-10.

Loughborough’s ten-point cushion was soon restored as Rotimi Segun showed great pace to cross and Moseley’s defence then had to stand firm as the students camped on the line for multiple phases.

It was a crucial period of play as instead of going a possible 17 points adrift, Moseley were soon back to within three.

Ed Sheldon had seen a try chalked off but Brightwell then collected a high kick, before Jacques Le Roux’s power made the yards for Harrison to cross in the corner.

Williams added a fine conversion and Moseley were soon ahead for the first time, the forwards showing their power before hooker Farnworth burst over.

There was no way back for the hosts and the Red and Blacks quickly secured the bonus point, Aaron Crofts with the initial break before Williams ensured a maximum five-point haul.