1st XV Match Report V Esher (Away) Sat 19/02/2011 

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Esher

(15) 34

 

Moseley

(0) 13

Tries

Slemen, Mullen, Loizides 2, Rudzki

 

 

Maidment 2

 

Con

S Ulph 3

 

 

 

 

Pen

S Ulph

 

 

O Thomas

 

DG

 

 

 

 

 

Attend

1,334

 

 

 

 

Referee

L ApGeraint-Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

Esher

 

Moseley

Sam Ulph

15

Anthony Carter

Thomas Loizides

14

Edward Styles

Philip Mackenzie

13

Bevon Armitage

Sebastian Jewell

12

David Bishop

Gerard Mullen

11

Oliver Thomas

David Slemen

10

Bradley Davies

Jamie Mackenzie

9

Gareth Taylor

Timothy Tunnicliffe

1

Nathan Williams

Alexander Walker

2

Adam Caves

Ricky Nebbett

3

Terry Sigley

Karl Rudzki

4

David Lyons

Paul Barker

5

Paul Spivey

John Downey

6

Neil Mason

Sam Stitcher

7

Chevvy Pennycook

Shaun Renwick

8

Ben Maidment

 

Replacements

 

James Campbell

16

Craig Voisey

Simon Gaynor

17

Richard Protherough

Richard Mayhew

18

Richard Stott

Hugo Watney

19

Michael Maltman

Darren Clayton

20

Ryan De La Harpe

Jonathan Hylton

21

Andy Reay

Jamie Gibbs

22

Christopher Bishay

 

 

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Match Summary

(With thanks to Rugby Round-up)

 

Esher

Min

Score

Moseley

Try Thomas Loizides

14

5 - 0

 

Con Sam Ulph

14

7 - 0

 

Pen Sam Ulph

32

10 - 0

 

Try David Slemen

38

15 - 0

 

Miss Con Sam Ulph

38

15 - 0

 

 

41

15 - 0

Rep Craig Voisey For Terry Sigley (Tactical)

 

42

15 - 3

Pen Oliver Thomas

Try Thomas Loizides

43

20 - 3

 

Con Sam Ulph

43

22 - 3

 

Try Gerard Mullen

57

27 - 3

 

Con Sam Ulph

57

29 - 3

 

Rep James Campbell For Alexander Walker (Tactical)

58

29 - 3

 

 

59

29 - 3

Rep Michael Maltman For Neil Mason (Tactical)

Rep Darren Clayton For John Downey (Tactical)

59

29 - 3

 

Rep Hugo Watney For Ricky Nebbett (Tactical)

59

29 - 3

 

 

59

29 - 3

Rep Ryan De La Harpe For Gareth Taylor (Tactical)

Rep Jamie Gibbs For Jamie Mackenzie (Tactical)

60

29 - 3

 

Rep Jonathan Hylton For Thomas Loizides (Tactical)

60

29 - 3

 

 

60

29 - 3

Rep Christopher Bishay For Oliver Thomas (Tactical)

 

60

29 - 3

Rep Andy Reay For David Bishop (Tactical)

 

64

29 - 8

Try Ben Maidment

 

64

29 - 8

Miss Con Bradley Davies

 

64

29 - 8

Rep Richard Stott For David Lyons (Tactical)

Rep Richard Mayhew For Shaun Renwick (Tactical)

64

29 - 8

 

 

68

29 - 13

Try Ben Maidment

 

68

29 - 13

Miss Con Bradley Davies

Try Karl Rudzki

70

34 - 13

 

Miss Con Sam Ulph

70

34 - 13

 

 

74

34 - 13

Rep Richard Protherough For Adam Caves (Tactical)

Rep Simon Gaynor For Paul Barker (Tactical)

76

34 - 13

 

 

 

 

Match Report

Birmingham Post

PhotoBen Maidment’s two late tries offered little consolation to misfiring Moseley as they fell to defeat against relegation rivals Esher. The No.8 twice forced his way over the home line from close range after a raft of substitutions on the hour galvanised Moseley as an attacking force.

But it was too little, too late for the red and blacks, whose defeat in this final regular-season game ended a five-match unbeaten run in all competitions. For the second consecutive season their fate will be determined by a six-game relegation mini-league against local rivals Bees, plus Esher and Plymouth.

A poor first half, played on a slippery pitch, saw both teams adopt a kicking game, but unfortunately for Moseley, this contest was dominated by Esher skipper David Slemen and England Counties centre Seb Jewell.

With their forwards also winning the collisions, the home side were good value for a 15-0 interval lead, established through tries from Slemen and winger Tom Loizides, plus a penalty and conversion from full-back Sam Ulph.

Ollie Thomas’ 45-metre strike opened Moseley’s account soon after the break. However, a second try for Loizides, and a first for fellow winger Gerard Mullen – plus two further Ulph conversions – put the game beyond the visitors by the end of the third quarter.

Maidment’s first league tries of the season brought some belated cheer for the travelling Billesley Common faithful, but their respite was short-lived, as home lock Karl Rudski’s try sealed the win that allowed Esher to carry an extra point, and a psychological edge, into the post-season campaign.