1st XV Match Report V Coventry (a) Fri 26/12/2008 

Match Report

Coventry 27  Moseley 12 - December 26th 2008

Coventry: Ben Russell, Will Hurrell, Alex Grove, Donovan Sanders, Oliver Winter, Myles Dorrian, Nathan Jones, Rob Dugard, Chris Whitehead, Rodolf Brits, Sam Herrington, Carl Burgess, Heeno Ventner, Jamie Miller, Laurie McGlone Replacements: Stewart Pearl, Ricky Whitehall, David Lyons, Ben Pons, Michael Walls, Tommy Hayes, George Dixon

Moseley: Andy Binns, Charles Sharples, Henry Trinder, Andy Reay, Nathan Bressington, Richard Vasey, Gareth Taylor, Nathan Williams, Adam Caves, George Davis, Paul Arnold, Aly Muldowney, Neil Mason, Mark Evans, James Rodwell

Ollie Thomas for Henry Trinder (13)

Dan Oselton for Adam Caves (2)

Jordi Pasqualin for Gaz Taylor (9)

Ben Buxton for George Davis (3)

Richard Stott for Paul Arnold (4)

Dan Williams for Neil Mason (6)

Richie Bignell for Mark Evans (7)

Referee: Mr Rowan Kitt (RFU)

Scorers: C
oventry: Tries: Grove, N Jones, McGlone: Con: Dorrian 3
Pen: Dorrian 2

Moseley: Try Muldowney, Con: Vasey, Pen: Vasey

Coventry 27 Moseley 10
Moseley found precious little Christmas cheer in defeat by Coventry at Butts Park Arena. The traditional Boxing Day fixture was being played for the first time since 1992.
Richard Vasey missed an early penalty for Moseley, but a fired-up Coventry showed no charity and two penalties by Myles Dorrian, plus a debut try by Alex Grove, converted by Dorrian, put them 13-0 ahead after just 12 minutes.
Two yellow cards for Moseley during the first half didn’t help and Coventry scrum half breached their stretched defence for a further converted try. Richard Vasey scored a penalty for Mose, but Cov still led 20-3 at half-time.
The second half was more even with both sides scoring a converted try - each time while the opposition were down to 14 with a player yellow-carded. Back row Louie McGlone scored for Cov, and lock Ally Muldowney for Mose. Moseley’s sole consolation was denying Coventry a try bonus point.
On Saturday, Moseley face a tough home game against second-in-the-table Exeter, whose only two defeats have been against table toppers Leeds Carnegie.


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