1st XV Match Report V Esher (h) Sat 01/11/2008 

Match Report

Moseley 22 Esher  13 - November 1st 2008


MOSELEY: Binns (Thomas 53), Bressington, Trinder, Reay, Norton, Vasey, Pasqualin (Taylor 48), Williams, Caves, Sigley, Muldowney, Stott (Arnold 63), Mason, Bignell (Davis 59, Whitney 63), Rodwell. Not used: Oselton, Evans

ESHER: Hallett, Flockhart, Lowe (Baumberg 72), Barbini, Lozides, Jewell, Shaw (Barnes 60), Millard, Corrigan (Brooker 60), Hannon (Murphy 40), Waterhouse, Inglis (Ayling 48), Starling, Stitcher, Blakeburn (Renwick 76). Not used: Tubasei.

SCORERS: Moseley – tries: Bressington (2), Binns; conversions: Vasey (2); penalties: Vasey.

Esher – tries: Lowe conversions: Hallett; penalties: Hallett (2).

Moseley22 Esher 13

Moseley got back to winning ways at a cold and windy Billesley with a well-deserved victory against Esher.

Playing with the wind in the first half they had the majority of the possession but turned round just 14-7 up, thanks to tries by Bressington and Binns, converted by Vasey. At least two more certain-looking tries went begging when the ball was fumbled with the line at their mercy. In fairness, frozen hands may have contributed.

Esher’s try came from a lapse in Moseley’s defence which opened up like the Red Sea, and only a last-ditch tackle by winger Norton prevented a second.

Esher were a well organised outfit and looked much more threatening in the second half with the elements in their favour. They scored two penalties to peg back Moseley’s lead to a single point, and the home side had to defend their lead with prop Sigley yellow-carded.

A penalty by Vasey gave a bit of breathing space and Bressington made certain of the win with a late second try that also deprived Esher of a losing bonus point.

Moseley will hope to take something from next week’s match at Sedgley Park who are in the lower regions of the table, before the visit of Doncaster a week later.

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