Moseley 34 Bromsgrove 0 - Saturday 27th January
Moseley faced Bromsgrove on Saturday at Billesley, looking to get into the semi final of the North Midlands Cup. Moseley started strongly and after a good backs move, Jon Perks gave a well timed pass to Sam Yarwood, who ran in at the right hand corner and around to the right of the posts. James Oliver converted the try to make in 7-0 to Moseley.
Much of the play was in the Bromsgrove half as Moseley used the slope to their advantage, and the next try came from sustained possession in the Bromsgrove 22. Matt Tibbatts broke a tackle and gave a deft offload to Charley Thomas who rode an initial hit as he took the ball and drove forward, he forced his way powerfully past a couple of other defenders before crashing over.
Soon after this score Sam Yarwood got his second. After some good phases of play by Moseley, Yarwood took the ball and ran straight through two defenders on his way to the line, showing good strength. Bromsgrove rallied and had a bit more possession, and stopped some Moseley attacks with some good cover tackles, but Moseley would get one more score before half time, when Luke Ward cleverly sniped up the blind side and scored in the corner.
However with a few minutes to go until half time, the referee issued a yellow card for either side, with Charley Thomas off for Moseley after a seemingly harmless altercation. Paul Norris received another yellow card a couple of minutes after this, which was also surprising. At half time the score was 22-0 to Moseley.
Early in the second half Bromsgrove kicked a lot of ball down into the Moseley half for possession, limiting Moseley opportunities but Moseley did claim a try by Matthew Tibbatts early in the second half, converted by Alex Warner.
Moseley’s best try of the match was the last try, with many Moseley hands involved, Matt Tibbatts and Jon Perks providing the last passes for Sam Yarwood to score, rounding off a brilliant move. However Moseley suffered an injury when Sam Yarwood pulled up with a hamstring injury soon after this, which disappointingly rules him out of Friday nights clash with Leicester.
The final score was Moseley 34-0 Bromsgrove.
Moseley Squad: Dan Toth, Will Caesar, Charley Thomas, Jon Duckers, Paul Norris, Clark Hands, Robin Bayliss, Alex Tunnicliff, Ben Pons, Matt Tibbatts, Colin Hardsley, Luke Ward, Dan Malins, Alex Warner, James Oliver, Ollie Luton, Chris Stigwood, Antonio Solomon, Sam Yarwood, Josh McPherson, Jon Perks, Jack Richards.
By Jack Richards.
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