1st XV Match Report V Nottingham (a) Sun 01/02/2009 

Match Report

Nottingham 44 Moseley 17 - February 1st 2009

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, Rouse, Jackson
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.


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