Senior Academy Match Report V Wolverhampton - National Plate (Home) Sat 16/12/2006 

Moseley Colts 39 Wolverhampton Colts 0


The Colts entered the National stages of the Plate on Saturday with this fairly straight forward victory, but without ever putting much shape on the game.
Two cancelled games in the last 3 weeks together with aborted training sessions due to ground conditions, did the squad no favours and the performance was rusty.


On the plus side 7 tries were scored and a clean sheet kept. The 1st score arrived after 10 minutes when a ball off the top at the back of the lineout, was put through the hands for winger Matt Durber to touch down in the opposite corner. James Oliver converted. A backrow play saw Sam Yarwood being released on the 10 metre line and scoring under the posts after a searing run. Oliver was again successful with the kick. Minutes later Yarwood was crossing for another try, this time following a free-kick play by the forwards, and blindside attack by no. 9 Luke Ward.


Yarwood completed his hat-trick of tries just before halftime when a W`ton relieving kick was charged down and the ball was swiftly moved to the winger, for him to go in at the corner. Three minutes into the 2nd period, a miskick from the visitors saw Durber embark on a scoring run from halfway. Not long afterwards, the same player, not to be outdone by Yarwood on the opposite wing, made the most of a turnover in the W`ton 22, to record his 3rd score of the afternoon.


The final score arrived from a penalty outside the W`ton 22. With the referee calling `last play`, Moseley elected to carry the ball through the forwards and an excellent drive was only just stopped on the line. The ball was recycled however, and Moseley fullback, John Perks, came into the line to claim the try.
Hopefully this game will move the squad up a couple of gears for their last game before Xmas, when they visit Old Northamptonians- a good side in recent years.