1st XV Match Report V Bedford (Away) Sat 25/09/2010 

 

Bedford

(19) 41

 

Moseley

(12) 12

Tries

Short 3, Burke, Gillanders, Dorrian

 

 

Pennycook, Maltman

 

 

Con

Dorrian 4

 

 

Thomas

 

Pen

Dorrian

 

 

 

 

Attend

3018

 

 

 

 

Referee

S. Lee

 

 

 

 

Bedford

 

Moseley

Edd Thrower

15

Anthony Carter

James Short

14

Jack Pons

Brendan Burke

13

Oliver Thomas

Tom Bedford

12

Andy Reay

Oliver Dodge

11

Edward Styles

Myles Dorrian

10

Bradley Davies

Will Chudley

9

Ryan De La Harpe

Laurence Ovens

1

Nathan Williams

Dan Richmond

2

Adam Caves

Philip Boulton

3

Terry Sigley

Paul Tupai

4

David Lyons

Alex Rae

5

Richard Stott

Gregor Gillanders

6

Neil Mason

William Fraser

7

Chevvy Pennycook

Jackson Wray

8

Mark Evans

 

Replacements

 

Joe Clark

16

Craig Voisey

Dan Seal

17

Richard Protherough

Sean Tomes

18

Paul Spivey

Michael Howard

19

Michael Maltman

Darryl Veenendaal

20

Michael Gillick

Nick Walshe

21

Callum MacBurnie

James Pritchard

22

Nathan Bressington

Bedford

Min

Score

Moseley

  • Try James Short

6

5 - 0

 

  • Rep James Pritchard For Oliver Dodge (Blood)

16

5 - 0

 

  • Rep Michael Howard For Gregor Gillanders (Blood)

16

5 - 0

 

 

21

5 - 5

  • Try Chevvy Pennycook

 

21

5 - 7

  • Con Oliver Thomas

  • Rep Gregor Gillanders For Michael Howard (Blood Return)

21

5 - 7

 

 

22

5 - 7

  • Rep Michael Maltman For Neil Mason (Injury)

  • Try James Short

34

10 - 7

 

  • Con Myles Dorrian

34

12 - 7

 

 

38

12 - 12

  • Try Michael Maltman

 

38

12 - 12

  • Miss Con Oliver Thomas

  • Try James Short

42

12 - 12

 

  • Con Myles Dorrian

42

19 - 12

 

 

45

19 - 12

  • Rep Paul Spivey For Richard Stott (Injury)

  • Rep Dan Seal For Philip Boulton (Tactical)

50

19 - 12

 

 

50

19 - 12

  • Rep Craig Voisey For Terry Sigley (Tactical)

  • Rep Darryl Veenendaal For Will Chudley (Tactical)

56

19 - 12

 

  • Try James Short

57

24 - 12

 

  • Miss Con Myles Dorrian

57

24 - 12

 

 

59

24 - 12

  • Rep Richard Protherough For Adam Caves (Blood)

 

59

24 - 12

  • Rep Callum MacBurnie For Paul Spivey (Blood)

  • Rep Joe Clark For Dan Richmond (Tactical)

59

24 - 12

 

  • Pen Myles Dorrian

65

27 - 12

 

 

65

27 - 12

  • Rep Nathan Bressington For Jack Pons (Tactical)

  • Rep Michael Howard For Paul Tupai (Tactical)

68

27 - 12

 

 

71

27 - 12

  • Rep Callum MacBurnie For Andy Reay (Tactical)

 

71

27 - 12

  • Rep Paul Spivey For Callum MacBurnie (Blood Return)

  • Rep Nick Walshe For Brendan Burke (Tactical)

71

27 - 12

 

  • Try Myles Dorrian

77

32 - 12

 

  • Con Myles Dorrian

77

34 - 12

 

  • Rep Sean Tomes For Alex Rae (Tactical)

78

34 - 12

 

  • Try Gregor Gillanders

79

39 - 12

 

  • Con Myles Dorrian

79

41 - 12

 

Bedford 41 Moseley 12

Sep 26th 2010 by Brian Dick, Sunday Mercury

Miserable Moseley were left singin’ the Blues after coming up well Short against a clinical Bedford outfit.

Ian Smith’s men had no answer to a four-try blast from home winger James Short whose devastating performance included a first half hat-trick. As a result, Mose slumped to their heaviest defeat in a year in what was the 100th meeting between the two old rivals.

And few of those previous encounters would have left them feeling as down as stand-in skipper Andy Reay as he watched his side let Short, a dual registered Saracens player, enjoy the best day of his embryonic career.  

Indeed the centre admitted they had helped the youngster on his way.

“He’s a good player but we made him look out of this world,” Reay conceded. “Tackling-wise, we were too high. We have talked a lot in pre-season about tackling low and competing for the ball but that intensity wasn’t there.

“That’s the attitude you need to tackle low. They have got some strong boys there and if you tackle them high they will spin away from you. “Intensity-wise, we were a step off where we have been in the last couple of weeks.

Although we haven’t been winning particularly, a bit of complacency came in and you can’t play hard rugby without the graft. It’s a wake -up call for us, we were thinking we were better than we are.”

Short’s first half heroics ensured his side went in at the break with a 19-12 lead. His first score came in the sixth minute after the dangerous Edd Thrower made inroads against the grain into the Mose 22. Swift recycling gave lock Alex Rae the room to feed his speedy team-mate who barrelled in at the corner.

Moseley responded well, though, and with their dominant scrum controlled the next 20 minutes. They set up camp near the Bedford line and might have replied on the quarter hour had Jack Pons not been held up after a short-range plunge.

They refused to come away empty-handed however and, after a couple of scrum penalties, they eventually moved the point of attack where Chevvy Pennycook jinked past Mike Howard and stretched over for his second of the season. Outside centre Ollie Thomas, playing his first game since returning from a season in France, accepted a simple conversion to make it 7-5 to the visitors.

Freed from their goal-line dungeon, Bedford managed to get their expansive game going again and once more Thrower was at the heart of it. The experienced full back broke through six minutes before the break and was only halted by a tap tackle.

But Blues kept the ball alive and Short capitalised on some weak tackles by Pons and Michael Maltman to spin over. This time, former Coventry fly half Myles Dorrian made no mistake with the conversion. But Mose bounced back after David Lyons crashed through down the left.

The second row was downed but the Red and Blacks moved play right where Anthony Carter stepped inside Greg Gillanders and scooted away. The former Doncaster man laid off to give Maltman a 10m run-in and the chance to atone for his earlier error as he levelled at 12-12.

But Short was to end the half as he started it. A string of penalties near the Moseley line produced room for the 18-year-old to grab his third.

This time Ed Styles was at fault as he let his opposite number twist away from him and burst between Carter and Pennycook. Dorrian’s extras gave Mike Rayer’s side a deserved seven-point lead.

The Billesley outfit needed to respond at the start of the second but they missed their opportunity to do so. Having withstood an early onslaught they had their chance when a cut-out pass from Thomas gave Styles a three-on-two just inside home territory.

But instead of finding either Andy Reay or Carter the winger’s pass went straight into touch and a golden opportunity was gone. That invited Bedford on to the front foot. Short took Darryl Veenendaal’s off load over for No. 4 just before the hour and just after Dorrian added a penalty for 27-12.

The Australian the grabbed a converted try and Gillanders finished off what had become a rout.