1st XV Match Report V Rosslyn Park (H) Sat 04/02/2017 

Attendance: 656                          Referee:    Veryan Boscawen          

Teams

Mike Penn

15

Henry Watson

Drew Cheshire

14

Joshua Watkins

Alex Grove

13

Andrew Henderson

Greg King

12

Andy Reay

Ed Sheldon

11

Mark Kohler

James Williams

10

Harry Leonard

Dave Brazier

9

Jack Gash

Owen Hills

1

Mark Lilley

Jake Farnworth

2

Thomas Vaughan-Edwards

Tom Fidler

3

Alistair Wade

George Oram

4

Richard Boyle

Aaron Crofts

5

Paul Spivey

Jacques Le Roux

6

Adam Frampton

Chris Brightwell

8

Hugo Ellis

Jack Preece

7

Harry Hudson

Replacements

 

 

James Elliot

16

Maurice Nwakor-Nwanaebi

Adam Caves

17

Nicholas Lovell

Sam Pailor

18

James Ingles

Afeafe Haisila

19

William Crow

Charles Baffour

20

Oliver Grove

 

The game as it happened

 

 

08

0-3

Pen Leonard

 

15

0-6

Pen Leonard

 

20

0-6

Rep Nwakor-Nwanaebi for Lilley

 

23

0-6

YC Nwakor-Nwanaebi (technical)

 

24

0-6

Rep Lovell for Hudson

Penalty Try

24

5-6

 

Con James Williams

25

7-6

 

Try Ed Sheldon

30

12-6

 

Rep James Elliot for Owen Hills

31

12-6

 

 

34

12-6

Rep Husdon for Lovell

 

35

12-6

YC Boyle (technical)

Try Owen Hills

36

17-6

 

Con James Williams

37

19-6

 

Try Ed Sheldon

40

24-6

 

Con James Williams

41

26-6

 

Rep Afeafe Haisila for Greg King

50

26-6

 

 

55

26-6

Rep Ingles for Boyle

Pen James Williams

59

29-6

 

 

59

29-6

Rep Crow for gash

Rep Sam Pailor for George Oram

59

29-6

 

Rep Adam Caves for George Oram

59

29-6

 

 

64

29-6

Rep Lovell for Wade

YC Sam Pailor (technical)

67

29-6

 

 

68

29-11

Try Vaughan-Edwards

 

69

29-13

Con Leonard

 

69

29-13

Rep Grove for Reay

Rep Charles Baffour for Ed Sheldon

73

29-13

 

 

75

29-18

Try Hudson

 

76

29-20

Con Leonard

 

76

29-20

Rep Boyle for Spivey

 

76

29-20

Rep Wade for Nwakor-Nwanaebi

 

79

29-20

YC Lovell (technical)

Penalty Try

79

34-20

 

Con James Williams

80

36-20

 

 

80

36-20

YC Ingles (foul play)

 

 

 

 

 

Match Report

Maggs salutes Sheldon super show for Moseley

By Paul Smith – Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Moseley boss Kevin Maggs paid tribute to speedster Ed Sheldon after the bonus-point win over Rosslyn Park.

The flying left-winger logged his tenth and 11th tries of a prolific season during the first half with two excellent finishes.

This gave Moseley a 26-6 half-time advantage, which, despite their fourth-quarter lapse in concentration, never looked like being overturned at Billesley Common.

“I signed Ed a few years ago from Thornbury to give him some experience of better-level rugby in the B&I Cup,” Maggs said.

“The idea was to give him a feel for what he needed to work on to get to where we then were, in the Championship.

“He’s had to come back from a bad ACL injury, which wiped out last season, but his attitude and determination to come back was superb.

“He’s put on bulk by working really hard in the gym during his rehab and is now proving time and again that he is a Championship-standard player.

“He’s a great, really grounded lad, but is quick, elusive and deceptively strong as well.”

Sheldon scored two of the four tries Moseley registered during a superb second quarter, which they entered trailing to two early Harry Leonard penalties.

Moseley’s forwards also drove Owen Hills over, while referee Vernon Boscawen awarded the hosts a penalty try following a string of five-metre scrum penalties.

After a scoreless third quarter, Park struck back through forwards Tom Vaughan-Edwards and Harry Hudson, plus two Leonard conversions.

However, by then James Williams had added a penalty and he also upgraded a second penalty try, awarded in the dying seconds when Park collapsed Moseley’s driving lineout. The other story of the day was the visitors’ indiscipline, which saw them concede 21 penalties as well as losing four players to the sin-bin.

Boscawen waved his yellow card at prop Maurice Nwakor and lock Richard Boyle in the first half, for repeated scrum infringements and a technical offence respectively.

They were followed to the sidelines in the closing stages by replacements Nick Lovell, who collapsed a maul, and James Inglis for an illegal tackle.

Moseley also had to manage without replacement lock Sam Pailor for ten minutes around the hour mark, after he was sin-binned for collapsing a maul. This all added up to Moseley playing against 14 men for a considerable chunk of the contest, which in addition to the territory gained from the penalties won, was an important factor in determining the outcome of the match.