1st XV Match Report V Doncaster (Away) Sat 04/09/2010 

 

Doncaster

(6) 16

 

Moseley

(17) 23

Tries

Williams (56)

 

 

B Pons (5), Mason (24)

 

Con

Roberts (56)

 

 

Davies (5,24)

 

Pen

Roberts (6,21,45)

 

 

Davies (40,51,61)

 

Attend

894

 

 

 

 

Referee

Keith Lewis

 

 

 

 

T/J

Marcus Caton

 

 

Steve Makinson

 

Doncaster Knights

 

Moseley

Stephen McColl

15

Nathan Bressington

Matt Williams

14

Jack Pons

Paul Devlin

13

Callum MacBurnie

Petaia Gidlow

12

Andy Reay

Douglas Flockhart

11

Ed Styles

Tristan Roberts

10

Brad Davies

Nathan Jones

9

Gareth Taylor

Lewis Thiede

1

Craig Voisey

Steven Lawrie

2

Adam Caves

Michael Cusack

3

Terry Sigley

Matthew Challiner

4

David Lyons

James Craig

5

Richard Stott

Latu Makaafi

6

Neil Mason

Neil Cochrane

7

Ben Pons

Edward Jackson

8

Chevvy Pennycook

 

Replacements

 

Daniel Frazer

16

Nathan Williams

Steven Boden

17

Sam Lewis

Glen Kenworthy

18

Paul Spivey

Zack Farivarz

19

Mark Evans

Andy Gates

20

Ryan De La Harpe

Christian Lewis - Pratt

21

Mike Gillick

Chris Hallam

22

Kevin Maggs

Doncaster Knights

Min

Score

Moseley

 

4

0 - 5

  • Try Chevvy Pennycook

 

4

0 - 7

  • Con Brad Davies

  • Pen Tristan Roberts

7

3 - 7

 

  • Pen Tristan Roberts

22

6 - 7

 

 

25

6 - 12

  • Try Neil Mason

 

25

6 - 14

  • Con Brad Davies

 

40

6 - 17

  • Pen Brad Davies

  • Pen Tristan Roberts

45

9 - 17

 

 

48

9 - 17

  • Rep Nathan Williams For Craig Voisey (Tactical)

 

50

9 - 20

  • Pen Brad Davies

  • Rep Steven Boden For Steven Lawrie (Tactical)

54

9 - 20

 

  • Rep Glen Kenworthy For Matthew Challiner (Tactical)

54

9 - 20

 

  • Rep Zack Farivarz For Latu Makaafi (Tactical)

55

9 - 20

 

  • Try Matt Williams

56

14 - 20

 

  • Con Tristan Roberts

56

16 - 20

 

 

57

16 - 20

  • Rep Mike Gillick For Nathan Bressington (Tactical)

  • Rep Daniel Frazer For Michael Cusack (Tactical)

60

16 - 20

 

 

61

16 - 23

  • Pen Brad Davies

  • Rep Chris Hallam For Nathan Jones (Tactical)

65

16 - 23

 

  • Rep Christian Lewis - Pratt For Tristan Roberts (Tactical)

65

16 - 23

 

  • Rep Andy Gates For Petaia Gidlow (Tactical)

71

16 - 23

 

 

76

16 - 23

  • Rep Craig Voisey For Terry Sigley (Injury)

  • Miss Pen Christian Lewis - Pratt

77

16 - 23

 

 

80

16 - 23

  • Yellow Card Mark Evans

 

84

16 - 23

  • Rep Paul Spivey For Richard Stott (Tactical)

Moseley boss hails massive improvement

- Mark Woodward, Birmingham Mail

 

Despite Moseley fly-half Brad Davies’ fine tactical display and perfect five-from-five return from the kicking tee, it was his predecessor, Tristan Roberts, who was the centre of attention at Castle Park.

 

When Roberts allowed visiting No.8 Chevvy Pennycook to charge down his routine clearance kick midway through the first half, Neil Mason’s resulting converted try gave his former team-mates an eight-point cushion that was never relinquished.

 

Errors of this type occurred all too frequently during Roberts’ two years as a dual-registered Moseley-Gloucester play-maker. Sadly, for a player who possesses a sublime range of passing and kicking skills, and the ability to turn a match with a single flash of genius, the inconsistency blighted his home league debut for his new club.

 

Mason’s try built on an early catch-and-drive advantage provided by flanker Ben Pons, and with Davies adding two conversions to a well-struck penalty; Moseley held a 17-6 interval advantage.

 

Home winger Matty Williams scorched in for his third try in two games shortly before the hour, and although Roberts added a touchline conversion to his three earlier penalties, a third penalty from Davies was required to ease Red and Black nerves.

 

Commenting on Roberts’ display, Moseley head coach Ian Smith said: “We’re fully aware of what Tristan’s capabilities are; on his day he can be a fantastic player, but he is also prone to making mistakes, and today I thought he was average.

 

“I was really pleased with the character we showed, which was essential after the Esher game last week. Today was a massive improvement.”