1st XV Match Report V Bedford Blues (a) Fri 28/11/2008 

Match Report

Bedford 17  Moseley 15 - November 28th 2008

 

BEDFORD: Harries; Dodge (Pritchard 69), Burke, Roberts L, Davey; Davies (Vass 69); Walshe (Dickson 51); Walsh (Cecere 55), Richmond, Boulton, Cannon, Botha (Howard 58), Tupai (Gillanders 69), Harding, McKay. Replacement: Locke

MOSELEY:  O Thomas; Roberts, Binns, Reay, Bressington; Vasey, Taylor; Williams N, Caves, Sigley (Davis 40), Muldowney (Arnold 69), Williams D, Mason, Whitney (Bignell 58), Evans. Replacements: Pasqualin, Ireland, Buxton, Oselton


Scorers:

Bedford Tries: Davey, McKay - Penalties: Davies Conversions: Davies, Pritchard

Moseley Tries: N Williams, Bressington - Penalties: Thomas Conversion: Thomas
 


Bedford Blues 17 Moseley 15


Moseley’s cruel sequence continued when Bedford snatched victory in the last minute. It was the fifth time this season that top-half teams have overturned a Moseley lead with a late score.
On a foggy, Friday night, Moseley dominated early possession and led 8-0 at the interval through prop Nathan Williams’ try and a penalty from Ollie Thomas. Bedford upped the pace in the second half and took the lead through a converted try and a penalty.
However, when Moseley winger Nathan Bressington picked up a stray clearance and evaded a tackler to score a converted try, it looked as if his team were set for victory against the fifth-placed team. Moseley’s committed tackling had constantly thwarted Bedford, but with a minute to go concerted Bedford pressure led to a try, with an easy conversion denying poor Mose even a draw.
Next Saturday Moseley should be confident of winning at home to bottom-placed Manchester who have lost every game.
 


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