1st XV Match Report V Cornish Pirates (Home) Sat 11/09/2010 

 

Moseley

(12) 26

 

Cornish Pirates

(8) 26

Tries

Carter (2), Reay, J Pons

 

 

Rimmer, Jackson, Burgess

 

Con

Carter, Davies (2)

 

 

Cook

 

Pen

 

 

 

Cook (3)

 

Attend

751

 

 

 

 

Referee

Darren Gammage

 

 

 

 

Moseley

 

Cornish Pirates

Anthony Carter

15

Grant Pointer

Nathan Bressington

14

Wesley Davies

Callum MacBurnie

13

Matthew Hopper

Andy Reay

12

Thomas Luke

Jack Pons

11

Nicholas Jackson

Brad Davies

10

Rob Cook

Gareth Taylor

9

Gavin Cattle

Nathan Williams

1

Paul Andrew

Adam Caves

2

David Ward

Terry Sigley

3

Carl Rimmer

David Lyons

4

Ian Nimmo

Paul Spivey

5

Mike Myerscough

Michael Maltman

6

Chris Morgan

Chevvy Pennycook

7

Sam Betty

Mark Evans

8

Blair Cowan

 

Replacements

 

Craig Voisey

16

Ryan Storer

Richard Protherough

17

Rob Elloway

Richard Stott

18

James Curry

Ben Pons

19

Philip Burgess

Ryan De La Harpe

20

Kyle Marriott

Mike Gillick

21

Steve Winn

Kevin Maggs

22

James Doherty

Moseley

Min

Score

Cornish Pirates

 

5

0 - 5

  • Try Carl Rimmer

  • Rep Richard Stott For David Lyons (Injury)

8

0 - 5

 

  • Rep Ben Pons For Mark Evans (Blood)

20

0 - 5

 

 

23

0 - 8

  • Pen Rob Cook

  • Yellow Card Brad Davies

23

0 - 8

 

  • Try Anthony Carter

26

5 - 8

 

  • Miss Con Anthony Carter

26

5 - 8

 

  • Rep Mark Evans For Ben Pons (Blood Return)

27

5 - 8

 

 

35

5 - 8

  • Rep Ryan Storer For Gavin Cattle (Sin Bin Rep)

 

36

5 - 8

  • Yellow Card Carl Rimmer

  • Try Anthony Carter

39

10 - 8

 

  • Con Anthony Carter

39

12 - 8

 

  • Rep Craig Voisey For Nathan Williams (Tactical)

40

12 -8

 

 

42

12 - 11

  • Pen Rob Cook

 

46

12 - 11

  • Rep Carl Rimmer For Ryan Storer (Sin Bin Rep)

 

46

12 - 11

  • Rep James Doherty For Gavin Cattle (Injury)

 

51

12 - 11

  • Yellow Card Chris Morgan

  • Try Andy Reay

53

17 - 11

 

  • Con Brad Davies

53

19 - 11

 

 

56

19 - 16

  • Try Nicholas Jackson

 

60

19 - 19

  • Pen Rob Cook

 

60

19 - 19

  • Rep Kyle Marriott For Blair Cowan (Tactical)

 

60

19 - 19

  • Rep Philip Burgess For Sam Betty (Tactical)

 

60

19 - 19

  • Rep Ryan Storer For Carl Rimmer (Tactical)

  • Rep Nathan Williams For Terry Sigley (Injury)

62

19 - 19

 

 

65

19 - 24

  • Try Philip Burgess

 

65

19 - 26

  • Con Rob Cook

 

65

19 - 26

  • Rep Steve Winn For Thomas Luke (Tactical)

 

65

19 - 26

  • Rep Rob Elloway For David Ward (Tactical)

  • Rep Ben Pons For Mark Evans (Injury)

75

19 - 26

 

  • Try Jack Pons

79

24 - 26

 

  • Con Brad Davies

79

26 - 26

 

Moseley 26 Cornish Pirates 26

Sep 12 2010 by Brian Dick, Sunday Mercury

 

Relieved Moseley were left feeling Brad all over (Groan, It had to come at some point during the season ...Ed) after snatching a draw from a thrilling Championship clash with Pirates.

 

The Billesley boys had new fly half Brad Davies’ touchline conversion to thank for ensuring a share of the spoils.

 

With the last kick of the game the 27-year-old brilliantly split the uprights after a late try by Jack Pons. That not only levelled the scores – it also made sure Mose ended the game with more to show for their efforts than the visitors.

 

While Pirates had to settle for just two points, the hosts grabbed three after securing a try bonus as Anthony Carter also crossed twice and Andy Reay once. But it would not have meant as much had Davies not produced his heroics. Faced with an acute angle and an unpredictable wind the play-maker stepped up nervelessly. and Ian Smith never expected anything else.

 

“We worked extremely hard to dig in and showed tremendous character,” the head coach said. “The kick against the wind was tremendous. I expected him to get it, though.

 

“I have seen him win a game for Gloucester against Leicester doing that so in my mind it was never in doubt. He played completely differently today, we are looking at a different alignment for him, he was not used to it but he took it on.

 

“He certainly changed his game as we asked him to and it was much improved. It was a nice movement at the end for Jack Pons’ try, I am not sure about the build up, it was a bit turgid but the end result was excellent. The hands and running lines were good to put Jack in at the corner.”

 

But Moseley also conceded three tries at least two of which can be attributed to their own shortcomings. The worst of them came with a quarter hour to go when, with the scores tied at 19-19, Moseley missed touch three times and invited the Cornishmen to attack. They did so willingly and Phil Burgess capitalised on the poor kicking and weak tackling to score.

 

“We have got to look at aspects of our game in which the message is not getting through,” Smith said. “We have got to keep working at it, and other players can help in that area.

 

“It’s alright looking at one man and saying he kicked poorly but there are other players who can kick and who should be kicking. That’s the key to it, taking more responsibility.”

 

It was the Pirates who took the early lead. Gavin Cattle took a quick fifth-minute tap and from a ruck close in Carl Rimmer surged over. Just after the midway point in the half, an adroit pass out of the tackle by Paul Andrew put Dave Ward through the first line of defence.

 

The hooker produced a slinky swing of the hips to go around Carter without breaking stride and in their desperation to plug the holes Mose were offside. This time Cook took the three points.

 

Billesley boys cut the lead to three a quarter hour before the interval when Paul Spivey claimed a lineout Carter plunged through to grab his first try since his summer move from Doncaster.

 

Moseley were well on top by now and they forced a sequence of penalties from 5m scrums. Eventually Carter wriggled over near the sticks and converted to make it 12-8.

Cook narrowed the deficit to a point soon after the restart but ten minutes later Reay went over for his first of the campaign.

 

With the Red and Blacks scrum on the rumble Taylor whipped the ball out to Davies who had Reay on his shoulder. The inside centre spun out of a tackle and powered his way over. Davies added the extras for 19-11.

 

But Nick Jackson cut through a wafer thin defence on a simple scissors move just before the hour and Cook levelled with a penalty moments later after Moseley failed to roll away. Then a poor clearance by Nathan Bressington and two missed tackles gifted Burgess what looked like the winning score.