1st XV Match Report V Doncaster Knights (Home) Fri 12/11/2010 

 

Moseley

(21) 27

 

Doncaster

(5) 15   

Tries

Carter, Gillick

 

 

Cochrane, Hallam

 

Con

Thomas

 

 

Roberts

 

Pen

Thomas 5

 

 

Roberts

 

Attend

651

 

 

 

 

Referee

Stuart Dickinson (Australia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moseley

 

Doncaster

Oliver Thomas

15

Stephen McColl

Jack Pons

14

Andy Wright

Anthony Carter

13

Ollie Goss

Andy Reay

12

Petaia Gidlow

Michael Gillick

11

Matt Williams

Bradley Davies

10

Tristan Roberts

Gareth Taylor

9

Chris Hallam

Craig Voisey

1

Daniel Frazer

Adam Caves

2

Steven Boden

Terry Sigley

3

Michael Cusack

David Lyons

4

Matthew Challiner

Paul Spivey

5

Glen Kenworthy

Ben Pons

6

Zack Farivarz

Michael Maltman

7

Neil Cochrane

Michael Ellery

8

Andy Boyde

 

Replacements

 

Nathan Williams

16

Steven Lawrie

George Warner

17

Dom Parsons

Richard Stott

18

Lewis Thiede

Neil Mason

19

Brett Davey

Ryan De La Harpe

20

Christopher Walker

Andrew Borgen

21

Douglas Flockhart

Callum MacBurnie

22

Chris Briers

 

 

Match Summary

(With thanks to Rugby Round-up)

 

Moseley

Min

Score

Doncaster

  • Pen Oliver Thomas

2

3 - 0

 

  • Pen Oliver Thomas

12

6 - 0

 

  • Yellow Card Paul Spivey

13

6 - 0

 

 

15

6 - 5

  • Try Neil Cochrane

 

15

6 - 5

  • Miss Con Tristan Roberts
  • Pen Oliver Thomas

19

9 - 5

 

  • Try Anthony Carter

26

14 - 5

 

  • Con Oliver Thomas

26

16 - 5

 

  • Try Michael Gillick

39

21 - 5

 

  • Miss Con Oliver Thomas

39

21 - 5

 

 

42

21 - 10

  • Try Chris Hallam

 

43

21 - 12

  • Con Tristan Roberts

 

49

21 - 15

  • Pen Tristan Roberts

 

53

21 - 15

  • Rep Christopher Walker For Andy Boyde (Injury)
  • Rep Neil Mason For Ben Pons (Tactical)

53

21 - 15

 

  • Pen Oliver Thomas

57

24 - 15

 

 

60

24 - 15

  • Rep Brett Davey For Tristan Roberts (Tactical)

 

61

24 - 15

  • Rep Lewis Thiede For Michael Cusack (Tactical)
  • Rep Richard Stott For David Lyons (Tactical)

61

24 - 15

 

  • Rep Nathan Williams For Terry Sigley (Tactical)

64

24 - 15

 

 

65

24 - 15

  • Yellow Card Ollie Goss
  • Pen Oliver Thomas

66

27 - 15

 

 

Moseley 27 Doncaster Knights 15

By Brian Dick – Birmingham Post

 

Anthony Carter would not have chosen to wait until November to enjoy a first home victory with his new club but having been made to do so it could not have come in better fashion.

 

A fifth try of the season and a thumping victory over his former team-mates from Doncaster were about as good as the Welshman could have hoped for - particularly in light of recent happenings.

 

But the recovery that begun at Rotherham last Saturday, stepped up a notch at a dimly-lit Billesley Common as Moseley built up a 21-5 half-time lead and then did just enough to protect it during the inevitable Knights' comeback came.

 

They managed to do so thanks to a resolute second-half defensive performance and a cack-handed display from Doncaster, whose error-count was through the roof.

 

Lynn Howells' visitors really pushed out the boat when it came to ways in which to waste attacking positions, with fumbles, poor passes and a whole variety of infringements scuppering their attempts to reduce the deficit.

 

But this match was not about Doncaster, it wouldn't have been in victory and nor was it in defeat. It was about the direction of Moseley's season and Carter knew it.

 

"For Moseley this was a big game," the 29-year-old said. "We are in the second half of the season and we don't want to be in the bottom four. If we keep playing like that we will keep moving up the league.

 

"We have always believed in the boys in our changing room every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and every single one of them stood up. The support from outside the 22 this week has been tremendous and the result looked after itself with the performance and effort the boys put in.

 

"We wanted to gain some respect not just from Doncaster but we have been letting ourselves down and we wanted to respect each other, so we couldn't have asked for more," the centre said.

 

"The coaches have had a hard couple of weeks, we have been working hard behind the scenes and you have seen the result tonight. It doesn't matter who it was against we needed the win."

 

And now it has come and Moseley are just two points from the Championship Plimsoll Line, the confidence appears to be coursing through Ian Smith's squad. Indeed they have such a spring in their step that they are not only viewing the future with more optimism, they are even having a go at re-writing the past too.

 

Viewed in the warm after glow of beating his former employers the pitiful offerings against Plymouth and London Welsh seemed a world away to Carter.

 

"There was no crisis," he insisted. "We knew what we had in the bank and if we kept working hard we knew we would produce it. Which is what we did tonight.

 

"We all know the talent within the room, it is just applying it on a Friday night or a Saturday. The boys did that, we believe in ourselves. Everyone worked hard for each other, that was a big win against a Doncaster team that is really on form and I am sure everyone around the league will sit up and notice that result."