MOSELEY: Thomas; Norton, Binns, Reay, Bressington; Vasey (Roberts,
59), Taylor (Pasqualin, 52); N Williams, Caves (Oselton, 66), Sigley
(Bignell, 48), Muldowney (Arnold, 56), Stott (D Williams, 66), Arnold, Mason
(Evans, 66), Bignell (Davis, 38), Rodwell
HENLEY: Smith (Haynes,
51); Birtswhistle, Flammia, Wells, Davies (Fulton, 73); Hobart (Turner, 56),
Gaunt; Milford-Scott (Fuller, 50), Tattersall (Clarke, 40), Hoosen-Owen,
Clements, Green, Payne, S Williams (Dupee, 59), Hennings (Dixon, 40).
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU).
SCORERS: Moseley – tries; Reay, Thomas, Bressington, Norton,
Arnold, Rodwell; conversions: Thomas, Vasey.
Henley – penalties: Wells (2).
Moseley 34 Henley Hawks 6
Moseley cruised into the last 16 of the EDF Trophy with a comfortable
six-try victory against Henley Hawks. On a bitterly cold afternoon and
playing their first game since Boxing Day, Moseley were always in
control, but their National 3 South opponents were well organised in
defence and left few gaps.
Moseley took an early lead through Andy Reay's first try since returning
to the club, but the chill air and breeze was making handling tricky.
Henley with the wind behind them in the first half cleared their lines
with effect and restricted Moseley to one further first half try through
full-back Ollie Thomas. A penalty for Henley left the half-time score
Moseley’s forward strength and stamina started to tell in the second
half and they scored four further tries, through wingers Nathan
Bressington and Dan Norton, and forwards Paul Arnold and James Rodwell.
Next week Moseley are at Billesley again in a crucial League encounter
against Rotherham who are on the same points total as Mose. A win would
boost Moseley’s chances of being in next year’s 12-team Championship.