Senior Academy Match Report V B&S (Away) Sat 04/11/2006 

Birmingham & Solihull Colts 3 Moseley Colts 41

On what was originally a `rest` weekend, Moseley were pleased to make this fixture with their local rivals, to offset the loss of the previous weeks fixture. An 11.30 KO and some `unusual` pre-match arrangements did not encourage good match preparation, but nevertheless a rugby game took place, and that's what it's all about.
The 1st half doesn't warrant too much reporting, Moseley dominating but playing at a pedestrian pace with little physicality, or commitment to any hard graft. Two tries, from Ben Pons and John Duckers, were the only scores to be posted despite the visitors superiority.
Pointed and frank observations were offered by the coaching staff at the break. One-way discussion over, it's pleasing to report that, from the Moseley point of view, the 2nd half was a major improvement. Their game was played at pace with more commitment at the breakdown and support at hand.
Thus the 0-31 scoreline of the 2nd period was just reward for the uplift in performance. Tries came from Sam Yarwood (2), Pons, Sam Brent and Alex Warner with James Oliver (1) and Warner (2) getting the conversions.


The Colts travel to Bath next week and this week's 2nd half display will need to be the absolute minimum acceptable then.