1st XV Match Report V Bristol (Home) Sat 18/09/2010 

 

Moseley

(3) 13

 

Bristol

(8) 13

Tries

Caves

 

 

Watkins, Vunipola

 

Con

Styles

 

 

 

 

Pen

Styles (2)

 

 

Jarvis

 

Attend

729

 

 

 

 

Referee

Andy Taylorson

 

 

 

 

Moseley

 

Bristol

Anthony Carter

15

Sean Marsden

Edward Styles

14

Jack Tovey

Callum MacBurnie

13

Jack Adams

Andy Reay

12

Alaifatu Fatialofa

Jack Pons

11

George Watkins

Bradley Davies

10

Adrian Jarvis

Gareth Taylor

9

Richard Bolt

Craig Voisey

1

Mark Irish

Adam Caves

2

Oliver Hayes

Terry Sigley

3

Makovina Vunipola

David Lyons

4

Mariano Sambucetti

Paul Spivey

5

Darren Barry

Michael Maltman

6

Iain Grieve

Chevvy Pennycook

7

James Merriman

Mark Evans

8

Daniel Montague

 

Replacements

 

Nathan Williams

16

David Blaney

Richard Protherough

17

William Moss

Richard Stott

18

Timothy Brockett

Ben Pons

19

Benjamin Glynn

Ryan De La Harpe

20

Royston Winters

Michael Gillick

21

Samuel Alford

Nathan Bressington

22

Edward Barnes

Moseley

Min

Score

Bristol

  • Pen Edward Styles

6

3 - 0

 

 

8

3 - 0

  • Miss Pen Adrian Jarvis

 

9

3 - 5

  • Try George Watkins

 

9

3 - 5

  • Miss Con Adrian Jarvis

 

30

3 - 5

  • Miss Pen Adrian Jarvis

  • Yellow Card Mark Evans

37

3 - 5

 

 

38

3 - 8

  • Pen Adrian Jarvis

  • Pen Edward Styles

45

6 - 8

 

  • Yellow Card Terry Sigley

50

6 - 8

 

 

52

6 - 13

  • Try Makovina Vunipola

 

52

6 - 13

  • Miss Con Adrian Jarvis

  • Try Adam Caves

54

11 - 13

 

  • Con Edward Styles

54

13 - 13

 

 

59

13 - 13

  • Yellow Card Mark Irish

Moseley 13 Bristol 13

Sep 19th 2010 by Brian Dick, Sunday Mercury

The outcome was the same but the feeling wasn’t as Moseley drew for the second week in succession. Where there was joy at the end of last Saturday’s 26-26 thriller with Cornish Pirates, Ian Smith’s men responded with dejection to yesterday’s stalemate against winless Bristol.

Even though Paul Hull’s full-timers missed more chances to win it was Moseley who finished in the ascendancy. But they could not find the knockout punch and as Brad Davies’ two late drop goal attempts feel short so too did the Red and Blacks.

 

And try-scorer Adam Caves admitted his side had missed an opportunity to claim what would have been a prize-scalp.

“The coaching staff are trying to burn it into us that this is our place and we have to make it as uncomfortable as possible for teams to come here,” the hooker said. “Unfortunately we have let the last two sides off the hook, although I would have to say they are quality sides.

“It says a lot that we have not lost to two full time sides. The disappointing thing is we have had them at home and we have got to play these tough sides away.

“The longer you go in the season the better these teams get, the more times they have seen you play. We needed to hit the ground running and if you let sides like this with close draws at home – you know what to expect at their place.”

Moseley started with huge promise and – in the first minute at least – demonstrated the sort of attacking flair their coaching staff had called for in midweek.

Having probed the short side for an opening they eventually broke through when Davies’ flat pass was taken up by Andy Reay. The centre then combined superbly with Anthony Carter and Callum MacBurnie as the hosts made 40m up the sideline.

However, they ran out of support and when Davies was downed inside the Bris 22 he was penalised for holding on and the hosts’ enterprising start went unrewarded.

Only until the fifth minute though when Bristol had a penalty overturned for ill-discipline. Mose kicked to touch, reclaimed the lineout and David Lyons barrelled into the teeth of the visitors’ defence. Bristol prop Mark Irish was then penalised for playing the ball on the floor which gifted a relatively straightforward kick for Ed Styles.

The wing, back after missing last week’s draw with Pirates through injury, stroked over the first three points of the day.

But that was the last time the Billesley Boys got anywhere near the opposition line for the remainder of the period. Bristol dominated and will wonder how they went in at the break leading 8-3 and not 18-3.

One reason was Adrian Jarvis’ errant boot. The former Harlequins fly half missed three of his four attempts, including his first two which struck the post. That started in the eighth minute after Mose were spotted offside and then a minute later following George Watkins’ try.

A solid Bristol scrum wheeled the home back row away from the point of attack and allowed Jack Adams to set up his winger. Playing against his old side Adams slipped past MacBurnie, drew the last man and gave Watkins an easy stroll in for a 5-3 lead.

Adams was far less clinical on the half hour though when he took Jack Tovey’s off-load in midfield and weaved past two defenders. But the outside centre embarrassingly stumbled as he went over the line and spilled the ball.

Eventually the pressure had to tell as Jarvis ended the period by breaking his duck after Mark Evans was cynically offside at a ruck and received a deserved yellow card.

Mose made a similarly positive start to the second half as Carter, Styles and Paul Spivey combined to win a penalty in kickable range. Styles reduced the arrears.

Bris prop Makovina Vunipola plunged over in the 52nd minute and it was left to Caves to respond two minutes later. Styles added a superb touchline conversion.