1st XV Match Report V London Welsh (a) Sat 28/02/2009 

Match Report

London Welsh 21 Moseley 27 - February 28th 2009

LONDON WELSH: Mark Harris; Paul Sampson, Peter Murchie, Will Lawson, Michael Tagicakibau; Aled Thomas, Nick Runciman (Allen Chilten); Paul Doran Jones, Sunia Koto Vuli (Gavin O’Meara), Aaron Liffchak, Matt Corker, Mike Powell, Jonathan Mills (Robert Bell), Nic Strauss, Tom Brown.

MOSELEY: Andy Binns; Nathan Bressington, Jack Adams (Ollie Thomas), Andy Reay, Daniel Norton, Richard Vasey (Tristan Roberts), Gareth Taylor; Nathan Williams, Adam Caves, Terry Sigley (George Davis), Paul Arnold (Ally Muldowney), Richard Stott, Neil Mason, Richard Bignell (Adam Whitney), Mark Evans.

Referee: Adrian Hartwell.


London Welsh – tries: Mills, Jones; conversion: Harris; penalties: Harris (3).

Moseley – tries: Arnold, Sigley, Caves, Norton; conversions: Roberts (2); penalty: Vasey.

London Welsh 21 Moseley 27
Moseley performed a Houdini act to reach the semi-finals of the EDF Energy National Trophy after London Welsh had built an 18-0 lead.
With the slope and wind in the second half, Moseley hauled their way back through tries by forwards Paul Arnold, Terry Sigley and Adam Caves to nose ahead 20-18.
Welsh looked to have thwarted Mose’s brave fightback with a late penalty, but Ollie Thomas sprinted through a gap and passed to speedy winger Dan Norton for a last-gasp try. Tristan Roberts conversion made the score 27-21 and sent the euphoric Moseley supporters back up the motorway with their Twickenham dreams still alive.
Next Saturday Moseley return to crucial League matters and take on Esher, their main rivals for the vital 11th spot which would ensure a place in next year’s Championship. Esher’s win at Rotherham puts them just four points behind Mose.
Moseley are running a supporters coach to the game.

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