1st XV Match Report V Hull Ionians (H) Sat 07/01/2017 

Attendance: 769                          Referee:    Ben Blain                  

Teams

Mike Penn

15

Gregory Lound

Drew Cheshire

14

Samuel Wilson

Alex Grove

13

Andrew Humberstone

Tim Molenaar

12

John Allott

Ed Sheldon

11

Stephen Slingsby

James Williams

10

Lee Miller

Dave Brazier

9

Isaac Green

Owen Hills

1

Richard Stout

Jake Farnworth

2

Alistair Thompson

James Elliot

3

Stephen Johnson

George Oram

4

Joseph Makin

Aaron Crofts

5

Tom Cotterill

Jacques Le Roux

6

Zakery Poole

Chris Brightwell

8

Christopher Eggleshaw

Jack Preece

7

Laurence Cowen

Replacements

 

 

Tom Fidler

16

David Laverick

Adam Caves

17

Alexander Forth

Harry Hone

18

Callum Irvine

Mark Harrison

19

Aquile Smith

Afeafe Haisila-Lokotui

20

Samuel Boxhill

 

The game as it happened

 

 

05

0-5

Try Allott

 

06

0-7

Con Green

Pen James Williams

13

3-7

 

Try Tim Molenaar

17

8-7

 

Con James Williams

18

10-7

 

 

20

10-7

Rep Smith for Allott

Pen James Williams

22

13-7

 

 

23

13-7

Rep Forth for Thompson

Try Mike Penn

25

18-7

 

Rep Tom Fidler for James Elliot

32

18-7

 

Pen James Williams

35

21-7

 

Rep Afeafe Haisila-Lokotui for Tim Molenaar 

35

21-7

 

 

36

21-7

YC Laurence Cowen

Try George Oram

39

26-7

 

Con James Williams

40

28-7

 

Rep Tim Molenaar for Afeafe Haisila-Lokotui

41

28-7

 

Rep James Elliot for Owen Hills

41

28-7

 

Pen James Williams

47

31-7

 

 

50

31-7

Rep Boxhall for Green

Try Alex Grove

51

36-7

 

Con James Williams

52

38-7

 

Rep Adam Caves for Jake Farnworth

52

38-7

 

Rep Harry Hone for George Oram

53

38-7

 

Rep Mark Harrison for Ed Sheldon

55

38-7

 

 

55

38-7

Rep Irvine for Wilson

 

55

38-7

Rep Laverick for Johnson

 

56

39-7

Rep Wilson for Slingsby

Rep Afeafe Haisila-Lokotui for Tim Molenaar

61

39-7

 

Rep Tim Molenaar for James Williams

64

 

 

 

66

38-12

Try Lound

YC Harry Hone

70

38-12

 

Rep Jake Farnworth for Mark Harrison

 

 

 

 

77

38-17

Try Boxhall

 

78

38-19

Con Miller

 

Match Report

James Williams kicks off 2017 in style

By Paul Smith – Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Moseley got 2017 off to a winning start against Hull Ionians.

James Williams’ seven-from-eight return from the kicking tee delivered 18 points as Birmingham Moseley got 2017 off to a winning start against Hull Ionians at Billesley Common.

There were also four tries and a bonus point which, given that Plymouth and Ampthill slipped to defeat at Rosslyn Park and Darlington respectively, was enough to restore the Red and Blacks to second place in the National One table.

However, the garden was not entirely rosy for director of rugby Kevin Maggs, whose team took ten minutes to get used to the idea of playing rugby again after a three-week break, then took their foot sharply off the accelerator once they had banked the bonus point with 29 minutes remaining.

This enabled a determined Ionians side to add two late tries to their opening salvo and ensured Maggs, plus forwards coach Louis Deacon, have a few items on the ‘to do’ list.

“We’re disappointed because although they played well in the second half, having got so far in front it feels like we maybe switched off mentally,” he said.

“A bit of ill-discipline crept in at times, we chased lost causes and got on the wrong side of the referee a bit – hence the yellow card. But overall we played some good stuff and some of the boys did very well, including Owen Hills, who did fantastically in his first game for the club.

“Unfortunately we picked up three injuries, including two wingers, as Ed Sheldon has a toe injury and Mark Harrison has pulled a hamstring.

“But you will get some damage sometimes, so we’re happy to take a bonus-point win from the game and move on.”

Hull took an early lead through John Allott’s try, converted by Lee Millar, but then conceded 38 unanswered points in the next 45 minutes.

Williams got Moseley started with the first of his four penalties, before Drew Cheshire’s break sent Tim Molenaar over.

Full-back Mike Penn and lock George Oram then crossed during the second quarter, while Ionians lost flanker Laurence Cowan to the sin-bin. Alex Grove poached the bonus-point score ten minutes into the second half but that was as good as it got for Mose.

Replacement forward Harry Hone then went to the sin-bin while the visitors claimed two late scores through Greg Lound and Callum Irvine.

“I thought the backs played very well at times and we made some great line-breaks,” Maggs said. “We kept the ball alive well and moved it to space and had some massive carrying contributions from a few of the lads, led by Tim Molenaar, whose attitude and mindset were outstanding.”