1st XV Match Report V Birmingham Solihull (Away) Fri 22/10/2010 

 

B’ham & Solihull

(8) 20

 

Moseley

(10) 22

Tries

Hunt 3

 

 

Reay, Davies, Y Thomas

 

Con

Hunt

 

 

O Thomas 2

 

Pen

Hunt

 

 

O Thomas

 

Attend

1,062

 

 

 

 

Referee

Lyr Aperaint-Roberts

 

 

 

 

Touch

James Minards

 

 

Dale Newitt

 

B’ham & Solihull

 

Moseley

Tom Foden

15

Oliver Thomas

Simon Hunt

14

Nathan Bressington

Ben Barkley

13

Anthony Carter

Will Lawson

12

Andy Reay

Mitchell Culpin

11

Edward Styles

Rod Petty

10

Bradley Davies

Jimmy Williams

9

Gareth Taylor

Rob Dugard

1

Nathan Williams

Ross McMillan

2

Adam Caves

Ngalu Tau

3

Craig Voisey

Semisi Taulava

4

David Lyons

Adrian Griffiths

5

Richard Stott

Jack Bentall

6

Mark Evans

Mike Denbee

7

Michael Maltman

Rob Connolly

8

Michael Ellery

 

Replacements

 

Matt Long

16

Terry Sigley

Mauro Sperandio

17

George Warner

Adam Clayton

18

Yann Thomas

Jack Preece

19

Paul Spivey

Sam Robinson

20

Ryan De La Harpe

Ollie Grove

21

Andrew Borgen

John Brake

22

Jack Pons

B’ham & Solihull

Min

Score

Moseley

 

3

0 - 5

  • Try Andy Reay

 

3

0 - 7

  • Con Oliver Thomas

  • Rep Sam Robinson For Rod Petty (Blood)

5

0 - 7

 

  • Rep Rod Petty For Sam Robinson (Blood Return)

10

0 - 7

 

 

11

0 - 10

  • Pen Oliver Thomas

  • Try Simon Hunt

29

5 - 10

 

  • Miss Con Simon Hunt

29

5 - 10

 

  • Pen Simon Hunt

36

8 - 10

 

 

40

8 - 10

  • Rep Terry Sigley For Craig Voisey (Tactical)

  • Try Simon Hunt

46

13 - 10

 

  • Con Simon Hunt

46

15 - 10

 

  • Rep Adam Clayton For Mike Denbee (Tactical)

48

15 - 10

 

 

53

15 - 15

  • Try Bradley Davies

 

53

15 - 15

  • Miss Con Oliver Thomas

  • Try Simon Hunt

59

20 - 15

 

  • Miss Con Simon Hunt

59

20 - 15

 

 

61

20 - 15

  • Rep Paul Spivey For Richard Stott (Tactical)

 

61

20 - 15

  • Rep Yann Thomas For Nathan Williams (Tactical)

  • Rep Matt Long For Ngalu Tau (Tactical)

61

20 - 15

 

 

66

20 - 15

  • Rep Jack Pons For Edward Styles (Tactical)

  • Rep Jack Preece For Jack Bentall (Tactical)

70

20 - 15

 

 

74

20 - 15

  • Rep Andrew Borgen For Andy Reay (Tactical)

 

80

20 - 20

  • Try Yann Thomas

 

80

20 - 22

  • Con Oliver Thomas

 

 

RFU Championship: Birmingham & Solihull 20 Moseley 22

By Brian Dick – Birmingham Post

 

Moseley found the proof that fortune favours the brave at Damson Park on Friday night with a last-gasp victory that must not be allowed to paper over yet more cracks.

 

The gutsy Billesley outfit snatched an ill-deserved win when Yann Thomas plunged over with the last play of the game to level the scores at 20-20.

 

Then Ollie Thomas administered the knockout blow with a superb touchline conversion to hand Ian Smith’s men their second success of a tortuous campaign.

 

But as grateful as he was for the Thomas double act, skipper Gareth Taylor admitted afterwards that Moseley were lucky to take anything from the match after prolific Bee Simon Hunt bagged three tries.

 

However, the England Sevens wing missed four of his six kicks at goal, including a 79th minute penalty that would have broken Moseley’s resistance.

 

“Fair play to Bees, they probably don’t want to hear it from me but they played very well – we were lucky to still be in the game,” Taylor confessed.

 

“They off-load very well and play a game-plan that a lot of teams in this league will find very hard.

 

“But if we get our scrum right and our lineout right it’s a very different game.

 

“It’s just not functioning and it’s not good enough at this level.

 

“It’s got to be a positive come out of that, though. Even if it’s a draw or a loss, we fronted up whereas last week we capitulated within the first half.

 

“This week we actually fronted up, got two or three things right and it was enough.”

 

 

In fact Moseley got the start they would have been praying for with a try in the third minute.

 

Brad Davies sniped through midfield and found the excellent Anthony Carter in support.

With the defence in retreat Andy Reay crashed through Rod Petty and stretched over for the score. Ollie Thomas converted.

 

The full-back made it 10-0 with his second attempt in the 24th minute, following an earlier miss by Hunt.

 

But by that stage Russell Earnshaw’s side had begun to make their presence felt.

Hunt certainly did on the half-hour when he blazed past Ed Styles and in at the corner. He made it 10-8 just before half-time as Mose were penalised for a late hit.

 

After the break Moseley missed touch and allowed the try machine to take Rob Connolly’s pass 60m for his second try.

 

Davies kept Mose in the match with a break on 53 minutes after he glided between Foden and Hunt.

 

But on the hour, following a spell of sustained pressure Adrian Griffiths gifted Hunt his third try by the unguarded corner flag.

 

But having come in for the normally reliable boot of Tomasi Tanumi, Hunt was left as both hero and villain. His final miss gave Moseley one last chance to attack and camped on the home line replacement prop Thomas twisted his way over for what could be the score that sparks Moseley’s renaissance.

 

As long as they play considerably better in the coming weeks, that is