Senior Academy Match Report V Tamworth (Away) Sat 08/10/2005 

Tamworth Colts 5 Moseley Colts 56 - October 08 2005

With 10 tries being scored on a very wet day, only 2 of which were converted, it seems churlish to be too critical. However... playing against a less accomplished, but nonetheless committed opposition, Moseley scorned the opportunity to overwhelm them in the 2nd half by a mixture of poor decision making, and team-play giving way to individualism. Pre-match talk had concentrated on maintaining shape and playing phases and to be fair a number of very good scores arrived by that means, but it is in this type of match that good habits can be practiced and perfected.

There's the makings of a very good squad this year but 5 games into the season certain recurring deficiencies are evident and will need to be addressed in order that the potential is fulfilled. Encouragingly, we have been more successful in recruiting players than in previous years and 8 new lads have been included, 6 in the last 2 matches, which has certainly given more depth to the squad as well as added class in a couple of positions.

Try scorers on Saturday were Joe Knight (4),Ollie Edwards (3), John Duckers, Nigel Burrows and Matt Durbar, Edwards converting twice.
Next week sees the return to the National Cup trail so successfully trodden last year, with an away fixture against Wolverhampton.