1st XV Match Report V Swansea (Home) Sat 15/01/2011 

 

 

Moseley

(14) 28

 

Swansea 

(12)  22 

Tries

Bressington, M Gillick, Penalty, MacBurnie

 

 

Dirkson 2, Garland

 

 

Con

Thomas 4

 

 

Dirkson 2

 

Pen

 

 

 

Dirkson

 

Attend

429

 

 

 

 

Referee

Andrew McMenemy

 

 

 

 

 

Moseley

 

Swansea

Oliver Thomas

15

James Garland

Nathan Bressington

14

Nicky Thomas

Callum MacBurnie

13

Chris Shelmerdine

Joe Munro

12

David Watts

Michael Gillick

11

Hanno Dirksen

Andrew Borgen

10

James Dixon

Gareth Taylor

9

Rhodri Wells

Craig Voisey

1

Will Taylor

George Warner

2

Paul John

Sean Knight

3

Andrew Clatworthy

Paul Spivey

4

Ben Fox

Mark Evans

5

Sam Kiley

Neil Mason

6

Steffan Jones

Ben Pons

7

Tom Morgan

Michael Ellery

8

Rory Pitman

 

Replacements

 

Nathan Williams

16

Alun Rees

Richard Protherough

17

Roy Jones

Richard Stott

18

Paul Arnold

Chevvy Pennycook

19

Sam Lewis

Ryan De La Harpe

20

Philip Tucker

Edward Styles

21

Luke Hathaway

Andy Reay

22

Lloyd Thomas

 

Match Summary

(With thanks to Rugby Round-up)

 

Moseley

Min

Score

Swansea

Try Callum MacBurnie

2

5 - 0

 

Con Oliver Thomas

2

7 - 0

 

Try Nathan Bressington

9

12 - 0

 

Con Oliver Thomas

9

14 - 0

 

 

11

14 - 5

Try James Garland

 

11

14 - 5

Miss Con James Dixon

Rep Edward Styles For Andrew Borgen (Injury)

27

14 - 5

 

 

28

14 - 10

Try James Dixon

 

28

14 - 12

Con James Dixon

Yellow Card Michael Ellery

30

14 - 12

 

 

43

14 - 12

Yellow Card Paul John

 

43

14 - 12

Rep Alun Rees For Rory Pitman (Sin Bin Rep)

Rep Richard Stott For Mark Evans (Injury)

51

14 - 12

 

Rep Richard Protherough For George Warner (Tactical)

51

14 - 12

 

 

53

14 - 12

Rep Rory Pitman For Alun Rees (Sin Bin Rep)

 

58

14 - 15

Pen Nicky Thomas

 

63

14 - 20

Try Hanno Dirksen

 

63

14 - 22

Con James Dixon

 

64

14 - 22

Rep Lloyd Thomas For James Garland (Tactical)

Rep Chevvy Pennycook For Paul Spivey (Injury)

68

14 - 22

 

 

68

14 - 22

Rep Sam Lewis For Tom Morgan (Tactical)

 

69

14 - 22

Rep Roy Jones For Andrew Clatworthy (Tactical)

Penalty Try

71

19 - 22

 

Con Oliver Thomas

71

21 - 22

 

Rep Ryan De La Harpe For Gareth Taylor (Tactical)

75

21 - 22

 

Rep Andy Reay For Richard Stott (Injury)

75

21 - 22

 

 

75

21 - 22

Rep Philip Tucker For Rhodri Wells (Tactical)

Try Michael Gillick

77

26 - 22

 

Con Oliver Thomas

77

28 - 22

 

 

77

28 - 22

Rep Paul Arnold For Ben Fox (Tactical)

 

78

28 - 22

Rep Luke Hathaway For Chris Shelmerdine (Tactical)

 

Match Report

By Brian Dick – Birmingham Post

 

A score for Nathan Bressington, just his third of a hugely frustrating season, and a robust display from Neil Mason will delight coaches Ian Smith and Kevin Maggs who are already planning for bigger and tougher battles.

 

Bressington is not yet back to his clinical best but the way he took his 60-metre counter-attack try, which was all his own work, and his increasing security under the high ball hinted at the player within.

 

And while Mason is still some way short of his human wrecking-ball peak, if he can continue the upward trajectory started here, he could once again establish himself as the ball-carrier his pack need him to be.

 

However, set against Mose’s stated aim going into this British & Irish Cup match, the afternoon has to go down as something of a failure.

 

According to their players Moseley have spent much of their limited training time focusing on what they do in the opposition 22. Converting pressure into points.

 

Once again they were lamentably inaccurate. While they scored 28 points they could have had at least 50 against a defence that was courageous but whose individuals were notably under-powered.

 

Forced off-loads, wild cut-out passes, poor handling and a faulty set-piece continued to undermine most of Mose’s offensive work.