1st XV Match Report V Hull Ionians (H) Fri 15/09/2017 

Referee: Neil Chivers                  Gate: 683

Teams

 

 

Mike Penn

15

Greg Lound

Alex Hearle

14

Sam Wilson

Tim Molenaar

13

James Ticknell

Greg King

12

John Allott

Sam Pointon

11

Stephen Slingsby

Sam Hollingsworth

10

Christopher Bell

Sam Brown

9

Isaac Green

Joe Wrafter

1

David Laverick

Ryan Roach

2

Alistair Thompson

James Tideswell

3

Richard Stout

Buster Lawrence

4

Joseph Makin

Huw Taylor

5

Edward Falkingham

Jacques Le Roux

6

Thomas O’Donnell

Chris Brightwell

8

Stone Priestley-Nagle

Laurence Cowen

7

James Sanderson

Replacements

 

 

Adam Caves

16

Benjamin Bell

Jay Tyack

17

Alexander Forth

Aaron Crofts

18

James Stuart Newman

Rob Lewis

19

Samuel Wolstenholme

Sam Smith

20

Andrew Humberstone

 

The game as it happened

 

 

11

0-3

Pen Green

Try Greg King

14

5-3

 

Rep Sam Smith for Greg King

19

5-3

 

Try Chris Brightwell

26

10-3

 

Con Sam Hollingsworth

27

12-3

 

 

30

12-3

Rep Bell for Stout

Rep Jay Tyack for James Tideswell

32

12-3

 

Rep Adam Caves for Ryan Roach

32

12-3

 

 

34

12-3

YC Allott

Rep Aaron Crofts for Jacques Le Roux

41

12-3

 

Try Huw Taylor

42

17-3

 

Con Sam Hollingsworth

43

19-3

 

 

44

19-3

Rep Humberstone for Allott

Try Buster Laurence

47

24-3

 

Con Sam Hollingsworth

48

26-3

 

 

48

26-3

Rep Allott for Green

 

55

26-3

Rep Forth for Thomson

 

55

26-3

Rep Newman for O’Donnell

 

56

26-8

Try Slingsby

 

57

26-10

Con Lound

Rep Rob Lewis for Sam Brown

60

26-10

 

Rep Ryan Roach for Adam Caves

62

26-10

 

Rep James Tideswell for Joe Wrafter

62

26-10

 

 

62

26-10

Rep Thompson for Forth

 

67

26-15

Try Wilson

 

68

26-17

Con Lound

 

71

26-17

YC Falkingham

Try Chris Brightwell

72

31-17

 

Con Sam Hollingsworth

73

33-17

 

 

75

33-22

Try Wilson

 

76

33-24

Con Lound

Try Ryan Roach

78

38-24

 

Rep Sam Brown for Tim Molenaar

78

38-24

 

 

Match Report

Storming Chris Brightwell display sparks six-try win

By Paul Smith – Birmingham Mail

Led by an outstanding display from powerhouse No.8 Chris Brightwell, Birmingham Moseley claimed the first win of their National One campaign thanks to a six-try, 38-24 success over Hull Ionians under the Billesley Common floodlights.

After last week’s heavy defeat at title favourites Coventry, this was exactly what the doctor ordered for Richard Protherough’s team.

And with another home game to follow next Saturday - albeit against high-flying Darlington Mowden Park - they now have the opportunity to get some momentum into their campaign.

The red-and-blacks claimed two tries before the break then four more playing down the slope in the second half.

However, a sloppy final quarter also allowed Ionians to grab three converted scores, which meant the five points were not totally secure until Ryan Roach scored in the closing minutes.

After the visitors went into an early lead through Isaac Green’s penalty, Moseley twice built flowing attacks up the slope in which winger Sam Pointon featured prominently.

It was therefore no surprise when they took the lead through a simple Greg King try when Sam Brown spread the ball wide after the forwards had done the initial spadework in midfield.

This was the last meaningful action Moseley’s former skipper saw, however, as he soon departed nursing a shoulder injury, to be replaced by former Coventry centre Sam Smith.

The hosts’ well-organised defence twice absorbed long periods of Hull possession, before adding a second excellent try.

It was created by some powerful carries and excellent support which ended with Brightwell sending Pointon over for his first Moseley score (Small correction Chris Brightwell scored…..Ed).

Sam Hollingsworth converted, but when the hosts failed to claim the kick off, they were forced to make some hurried defensive arrangements to prevent Ionians prop Richard Stout from taking advantage.

The half ended with the visitors’ centre John Allott in the sinbin for persistent dissent, and the home side took full advantage of their numerical superiority to add a third try soon after the restart.

Former Ionians flanker Laurence Cowen was the architect, bursting through midfield to leave lock Huw Taylor with an easy run in.

And the red-and-blacks soon had the bonus point secured when Taylor’s second row partner, club captain Buster Lawrence, raced in from 30 metres in support of Alex Hearle’s break.

Hollingsworth converted both tries, to leave the home side with a comfortable 23-point advantage with half-an-hour remaining.

However, as the game broke up Hull gradually grew as an attacking threat until eventually winger Steve Slingsby was the beneficiary of a nice break and inside pass by Allott.

Greg Lound added the extras, and after Moseley twice turned possession over seeking ambitious offloads, he also upgraded Hull’s second try.

This was a fine solo effort from visiting winger Sam Wilson, who stepped through a weak tackle on the home 22.

Home nerves were starting to jangle, so it came as something of a relief when Hull conceded their first penalty of the half with eight minutes remaining.

This enabled Hollingsworth to plant the ball in the corner, and after Hull lock Ed Falkingham was yellow-carded for collapsing Moseley’s first driving lineout, they made no mistake from their second attempt, which Brightwell touched down for a try which his No.10 improved.

Hull were not done, however, and some good continuity sent Wilson racing down the right for his second try, again converted by Lound, but Roach scooted over from close range for Moseley, to ensure an entertaining game came to a winning conclusion.