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

 

Moseley

(5) 12

 

Nottingham 

(21) 36    

Tries

Stott, Penalty

 

 

Shaw, Sherriff, Streather 2, Kalamafoni

 

Con

Styles

 

 

Arlidge 4

 

Pen

 

 

 

Arlidge

 

Attend

985

 

 

 

 

Referee

Terry Hall

 

 

 

 

 

Moseley

 

Nottingham 

Anthony Carter

15

Cesar Sempere

Jack Pons

14

Jack Cobden

Bevon Armitage

13

Tim Streather

Andy Reay

12

John Johnston

Edward Styles

11

David Jackson

Bradley Davies

10

James Arlidge

Ryan De La Harpe

9

Tim Usasz

Craig Voisey

1

Jonathan Harris

Adam Caves

2

Tom Youngs

Sean Knight

3

Martin Halsall

Paul Spivey

4

Ian Kench

Richard Stott

5

Alex Shaw

Ben Pons

6

Craig Hammond

Michael Maltman

7

Luke Sherriff

Chevvy Pennycook

8

Sione Kalamponi

 

Replacements

 

Terry Sigley

16

Finley Barnham

Neil Mason

17

Andrew Forsyth

David Lyons

18

Junior Sifa

George Warner

19

Ben Buxton

Mark Evans

20

Jimmy Stevens

Gareth Taylor

21

Alexander Williams

Andrew Borgen

22

Chris Eggleshaw

 

Match Summary

(With thanks to Rugby Round-up)

 

Moseley

Min

Score

Nottingham

 

3

0 - 5

Try Alex Shaw

 

3

0 - 7

Con James Arlidge

Try Richard Stott

5

5 - 7

 

Miss Con Edward Styles

5

5 - 7

 

 

25

5 - 12

Try Cesar Sempere

 

25

5 - 14

Con James Arlidge

Yellow Card Ben Pons

25

5 - 14

 

 

29

5 - 19

Try Tim Streather

 

29

5 - 21

Con James Arlidge

Yellow Card Adam Caves

39

5 - 21

Yellow Card Ian Kench

Rep George Warner For Ben Pons (Sin Bin Rep)

39

5 - 21

 

 

40

5 - 21

Rep Andrew Forsyth For Cesar Sempere (Injury)

Rep Terry Sigley For Sean Knight (Tactical)

49

5 - 21

 

Rep Ben Pons For George Warner (Sin Bin Rep)

49

5 - 21

 

Penalty Try

55

Oct-21

 

Con Edward Styles

55

12 - 21

 

 

55

12 - 21

Yellow Card John Johnston

Rep Neil Mason For Ben Pons (Tactical)

55

12 - 21

 

Rep David Lyons For Paul Spivey (Tactical)

58

12 - 21

 

 

58

12 - 21

Rep Alexander Williams For Ian Kench (Tactical)

 

58

12 - 21

Rep Ben Buxton For Martin Halsall (Tactical)

 

59

12 - 26

Try Tim Streather

 

59

12 - 26

Miss Con James Arlidge

 

62

12 - 29

Pen James Arlidge

 

65

12 - 29

Rep Jimmy Stevens For Tom Youngs (Tactical)

 

65

12 - 29

Rep Junior Sifa For Jack Cobden (Tactical)

 

65

12 - 29

Rep Chris Eggleshaw For Alex Shaw (Tactical)

 

69

12 - 29

Rep Finley Barnham For Tim Usasz (Tactical)

Rep Andrew Borgen For Bradley Davies (Tactical)

70

12 - 29

 

 

76

12- 34

Try Sione Kalamponi

 

76

12 - 36

Con James Arlidge

 

Match Report

By Brian Dick – Sunday Mercury

 

Moseley started the New Year as they finished the old – losing and failing to score the points their performance arguably merited.

 

Just as they did against Worcester on Tuesday, Ian Smith’s side spent extended periods on the attack against a Nottingham team boosted by the presence of All Black Ali Williams.

 

But just like at Sixways, they squandered several opportunities as their anxiety to force the final pass got the better of them.

 

The failing was particularly stark in a first half in which they found countless holes in the Nottingham defence only to concede three penalties inside the visitors’ 22. And when they were on top in the second, their obsession with keeping the ball tight meant they had to work extra hard to get across the line.

 

By contrast, when Nottingham attacked they did so with real incisiveness, resulting in two tries for Tim Streather and one each for Cesar Sempere, Alex Shaw and man-of-the-match Sione Kalamafoni.

 

All Mose had to show was a score in either half, from Richard Stott and a penalty try.

 

And the skipper found scant consolation in his relatively prolific return of a second touchdown in four matches.

 

“The boys are working really hard to get into positions and then making some mistakes,” the second row lamented.

 

“Then they are clinical when they get their chances.

 

“We were chasing it a little bit in the second half when we needed just that little bit extra to get across the line and just that little bit more patience.

 

“There was some good stuff but we have got to get that win, start to turn it around and get that confidence.

 

“We are not too far away. We are working hard to get into positions and if we can start to take a couple of those that confidence will click.

 

“There’s some good competition for places which always helps. Hopefully it will push us forward to get those wins we need.”

 

And Stott is still optimistic that, with only five regular season matches left, his team can still avoid the dreaded relegation play-offs.

 

“There is still a nine point gap – if we get a win we are within a win of them.

 

“They might get results but if we can pick up a win it will start to put pressure on Rotherham and Bristol.

 

“Neither seem to be pulling away. We have got some games to target and if we can pick up three to four wins we will be in with a shot. We were a bit unlucky in the last game last year but we have got to put ourselves in the position to be the lucky ones this year.”

 

Moseley got just the opposite of the fast start they needed as Notts were ahead after three minutes.

 

American scrum half Tim Usasz put the hosts under pressure with a clever chip over the top of a midfield ruck that Andy Reay had to retrieve and carry over his own line.

 

Nottingham won a penalty from the resulting 5m scrum but, playing with the advantage, Alex Shaw wriggled through Stott and Shaun Knight’s tackle and under the posts.

 

James Arlidge landed the first of his five kicks with a simple conversion.

 

If the atmosphere at Billesley Common fell flat, the home team soon intensified it when they won a lineout from the kick-off.

 

Chevvy Pennycook gathered it at the back and thundered into the 22.

 

Quick ball and a miss-pass from Brad Davies found Bevon Armitage who drew two men and produced a superb offload for Stott to crash over by the flag.

 

Although Ed Styles’ scuffed conversion never got near the posts, Moseley had the wind in their sails.

 

However, for all their promise, they were not able to add to their tally until just before the hour.

 

That came after a series of driven mauls, the final one of which was pulled down at the expense of a penalty try.

 

But Shaw, Sempere and Streather had already crossed and by the end the young centre and rampaging Kalamafoni more than compensated as Mose were left pointless.