NOTTINGHAM: Savage; Cobden (Davies, 66),
Nirmalendran, Dodge (Thompson, 74), Jackson; T Taylor, Pilgrim; Parr (Fowkes
69), Duffey, Harris (Youngs, 59), Morley (McDonald, 69), Rouse (Hemmingway,
76), Hammond, Sherriff, Montague (Fowkes 45-55, Elpington 66)
MOSELEY: Binns; Bressington, Adams, Reay, Thomas; Roberts (Vasey,
69), G Taylor (Pasqualin, 62); Sigley, Caves (Oselton ,59), Davis (Williams,
45), Muldowney, Stott (Arnold, 48), Mason, Bignell (Whitney, 66), Evans
Referee: Greg Garner (RFU).
Scorers: Nottingham Tries: Pilgrim, Savage, Cobden, Duffey,
Penalties: Taylor 2 Conversions: Taylor 4
Moseley Tries: Caves, Reay Penalties: Roberts Conversions: Roberts, Vasey
No repeat of last week's comeback
Moseley slipped to a 44-17 defeat against 4th-placed Nottingham still
smarting from an unexpected defeat against Doncaster the previous
weekend. For the second week running, Moseley let the opposition run up
a sizable score before getting points on the board.
But there was to be no repeat of the previous week’s spectacular
comeback against Rotherham when a 21 point deficit was turned around
into a 43-21 win. On Sunday, a slick Nottingham outfit had the bulk of
early possession and chalked up a 24-0 lead, including three tries.
After thirty minutes Moseley came back into the game and pegged
Nottingham back through a converted try by hooker Adam Caves and a
Tristan Roberts penalty for a half-time score of 24-10. But the
fightback couldn’t be sustained despite a sin binning for the home
team’s tight head prop early in the second half. Nottingham’s lineout
continued to produce an abundance of possession which resulted in three
further three tries in the second half to Moseley’s one, from Andy Reay.
Next weekend the Moseley players will take a break from League action
and travel to Somerset to play Bridgwater & Albion in the last 16 of the
EDF Energy National Trophy.