1st XV Match Report V Rotherham Titans (h) Sat 24/01/2009 

Match Report

Moseley 43 Rotherham 21 - Jan 24th 2009


MOSELEY: Binns (Thomas ,73); Bressington, Adams, Reay, Norton; Roberts, Taylor; N Williams, Caves, Sigley (Davis, 73), Muldowney, Stott (Arnold, 73), Mason (Evans 73), Bignell, Rodwell. Replacements: Oselton, Ireland, Vasey

ROTHERHAM: Hunt; Feeley, Buckley, Briers, Claassens (Allen, 73); Whitehead, Erskine (West, 73); Corsar (Tea, 73), Conroy (Horn, 60), Prescott (O’Donnell, 60), Challinor (McGowan, 66), Hayter (Burrows, 40), Barnes, Du Plessis, Skurr.

Referee: Adrian Hartwell (RFU).

SCORERS: Moseley – tries - Rodwell (2), penalty try, Norton, Adams, Mason; conversions: Roberts (5); penalty - Roberts.

Rotherham – tries - Feeley (2), Whitehead; conversions: Whitehead (3)

Rotherham swept away at Billesley
Challenged to overturn a heavy defeat at Rotherham last autumn, Moseley exceeded all expectations with a six try bonanza, made all the more exceptional by allowing the visitors a three try lead in the first twenty minutes.

Once the tide turned Rotherham were not allowed a single further point and the game finished with a 43 - 21 win for Moseley. Tries for Rodwell (2), Norton, Adams, Mason, all followed a penalty try on 21 mins. Five conversions and a penalty, kicked by fly-half Tristan Roberts, made up the unanswered total of 43 points in the last 60 minutes. Norton's (pictured) try was his first league try of the season after returning from injury and scoring in the cup last week. Moseley move ahead of Rotherham and Coventry in the league to ninth place, and have trips to Nottingham and Bridgwater before another vital game against 6th placed Plymouth on Valentines Day.

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