1st XV Match Report V Hartpury RFC (H) Sat 08/04/2017 

Attendance: 927                          Referee:    Ben Blain  

Teams

Mike Penn

15

Mathew Protheroe

Charles Baffour

14

Harry Cochrane

Drew Cheshire

13

Leonard Steven

Jack Preece

12

Luke Eves

Ed Sheldon

11

Levi Davis

James Williams

10

Samuel Leeming

Sam Brown

9

Robert Shaw

Tom Fidler

1

Michael Flook

Will Crane

2

William Tanner

James Elliot

3

Alec Clarey

Harry Hone

4

Joseph Batley

Aaron Crofts

5

Joseph Dancer

Jacques Le Roux

6

Jake Polledri

Chris Brightwell

8

Rhys Oakley

Tom Wilson

7

Mathew Gilbert

Replacements

 

 

James Burgoyne

16

James Stephenson

Jake Farnworth

17

Alexander Gibson

Sam Pailor

18

William Safe

Dave Brazier

19

Benjamin Chan

George Grieve

20

Ellis Abrahams

 

The game as it happened

 

Rep George Grieve for Drew Cheshire

2

0-0

 

 

21

0-5

Try Cochrane

 

27

0-10

Try Protheroe

 

28

0-12

Con Shaw

Try Tom Fidler

33

5-12

 

Con James Williams

34

7-12

 

YC Ed Sheldon

38

7-12

 

 

39

7-17

Try Polledri

 

44

7-20

Pen Shaw

 

46

7-20

Rep Safe for Gilbert

 

46

7-25

Try Gilbert

 

48

7-30

Try Davis

 

49

7-32

Con Shaw

Rep Dave Brazier for Charles Baffour

49

7-32

 

Rep James Burgoyne for Tom Fidler

57

7-32

 

Rep Jake Farnworth for Will Crane

57

7-32

 

 

57

7-32

Rep Abrahams for Shaw

 

58

7-32

Rep Chan for Batley

 

61

7-32

Rep Gibson for Flook

 

61

7-32

Rep Batley for Chan

 

65

7-32

Rep Stephenson for

 

69

7-32

Rep Chan for Oakley

Rep Sam Pailor for Jack Preece

69

7-32

 

Rep Will Crane for Tom Wilson

72

7-32

 

Rep Tom Fidler for James Elliot

75

7-32

 

Try Will Crane

75

12-32

 

Con James Williams

76

14-32

 

Rep Charles Baffour for Mike Penn

79

14-32

 

 

 

Match Report

We need to finish the season in style - Penn

By David Lawrence –Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Moseley stalwart Mike Penn insists there will be no easing off as the Red and Blacks go into their final two games of the season.

The 27-year-old, who has agreed to extend his stay at Billesley Common until at least the end of next season, said the players wanted to finish on a high.

Having been beaten by runaway National One leaders Hartpury College on Saturday, Moseley head to Esher in two weeks’ time before rounding off their campaign at home to Fylde on April 29.

Penn explained: “The boys still have stuff to prove with some lads looking to secure a place here or find new clubs.

“We also want to do it for the fans who are great and follow us all over the place. We want to finish the season strongly for them.”

The former Worcester Warriors and Edinburgh favourite is into his fourth season with Moseley and was one of the star turns against Hartpury, having slotted in at centre following an early injury to Drew Cheshire.

And while the Students ran in five tries on their way to their 28th win from 28 games, the game was much closer than the scoreline suggests.

Twenty of the visitors’ points came when Mose had Ed Sheldon in the sin bin after he was adjudged to have tackled a Hartpury player without the ball even though it looked more like a coming together as the pair ran for the ball. At that point, a couple of minutes before half-time, the Students were leading 12-7 with front row Tom Fidler being driven over for the home side after Harry Cochrane and Matt Protheroe had crossed the whitewash for the champions.

But with their hosts down to 14 men, Hartpury added three more tries through winger Levi Davis and forwards Jake Polledri and Mat Gilbert, with Rob Shaw adding a conversion and a penalty.

From then on, it was always going to be tough for Moseley to claw their way back although they did have the final say when hooker Will Crane was driven over late on. James Williams kicked both conversions for the Red and Blacks.

Penn added: “We went into the game with lads playing out of position and yet I thought we did really well. We allowed them a few easy tries but we could have scored two or three more tries ourselves.

“They are going up for a reason so fair play to Hartpury but we held our own for much of that match.

“I played at centre last week because we had so many injuries and it went well.

“But the thought this week was, with the centre partnership they have, to put Jack Preece in at 12 because of his tackling prowess.

“But then Drew got that knock within two minutes so I slotted back in there!”