Senior Academy Match Report V Sutton Coldfield - Nat Cup Rd (Home) Sat 15/09/2007 

Moseley Colts 84 Sutton Coldfield 0 - 15th September 2007
National Cup Game


Moseley Colts made their intentions clear from the first whistle by putting eighty four unanswered points on local rivals Sutton Coldfield in the first round of the National Colts Cup at Billesley Common. Moseley kicked off and as Sutton stood and watched, Pons leaped high to claim the kick off and set Moseley off on their way to a dominate display of rugby.

The focus in training had been on getting the ball wide and not taking the ball into contact. This was reflected by winger Yarwood, using his unique running style, to run in a hat-trick of tries in the first fifteen minutes. Not wanting to be outdone in the leading try scorer table, Pons scored a double to match Yarwood with seven tries each in four games. The race is on!

The team maintained a good tempo throughout and the replacements made an impact when they came on the state their case for starting places. Fourteen tries were scored and a pleasing aspect to the game is that the colt’s performance never dipped when the replacements came on. There were eight changes to the team from the Dudley game and this suggests that every player is contributing fully to the style of play and every player warrant’s a starting place. Selection will be difficult but the intention is to do well in every competition we enter and the players will be rotated so every player will have game time.

Special mention goes to Patrick Hughes, Jim McGorrigan, James Hughes and Liam Lloyd for their first home appearance for the Moseley Colts. All had fine games and Patrick dominated the restarts and topped a fine debut with a long distanced try and McGorrigan scored a cracker aswell.

The Colt’s ability to score is not in doubt as 35 tries in four games and four conceded suggest. However, we will find out over the next two weeks if we are any good or not as we enter an important period of the season with games against the Academies of Leeds and Bedford. Therefore, we need to continue with the hard work on the training ground. To help this, the Colts are having conditioned training sessions against Selly Oak in readiness for the tougher games coming up.

Roll on Leeds!

Team
1.Tom Garrity
2.Will Caesar
3.Ciaron Murphy
4.Will Betts
5.Patrick Hughes
6.James Weaver
7.Ben Pons
8.Matthew Tibbatts
9.Stuart Doust
10.Alexander Warner
11.Callum Sheehan
12.Sam Brent
13.Adrian Courtney. Captain
14.Sam Yarwood
15.James Oliver
Replacements
Dan Toth, Peter Hitter, Lee Nixon, Jack Richards, Jim McGorrigan, James Hughes, Liam Lloyd

Tries scored
Pons 2, Yarwood 3, Doust 1, Warner 2, Betts 1, Hughes 1, Nixon 1, Courtney 2, McGorrigan 1.

Conversions
Warner 5, Oliver 2

Clive Galloway, Moseley Colts Head Coach