1st XV Match Report V Cornish Pirates (Home) Sat 03/09/2011 

 

Moseley

 

Cornish Pirates

Anthony Carter

15

Rob Cook

William Robinson

14

James Doherty

Jack Adams

13

Grant Pointer

Andy Reay

12

Drew Locke

Bradley Hunt

11

Wes Davies

Brad Davies

10

Ceirion Thomas

Sam Brown

9

Gavin Cattle

Craig Voisey

1

Ryan Storer

AdamCaves

2

Rob Elloway

Anton O'Donnell

3

Alan Paver

Dan Sanderson

4

Mike Myerscough

Paul Spivey

5

Ian Nimmo

Michael Maltman

6

Dave Ewers

Ben Pons

7

Phil Burgess

Michael Ellery

8

Kyle Marriott

 

Replacements

 

Colin Quigley

16

Paul Andrew

Richard Protherough

17

David Ward

Marshall Gadd

18

Lloyd Fairbrother

Neil Mason

19

Laurie McGlone

Ryan Glynn

20

Blair Cowan

Oliver Thomas

21

Tom Kessell

Greg King

22

Tom Cooper

 

 

Moseley

Min

Score

Cornish Pirates

 

   

 

 

15

0 - 3

Pen Rob Cook

 

17

0 - 8

Try David Doherty

 

17

0 - 10

Con Rob Cook

Try Michael Ellery

25

5 - 10

 

Miss Con Bradley Davies

25

5 - 10

 

Rep Marshall Gadd For Craig Voisey (Tactical)

26

5 - 10

 

 

28

5 - 15

Try Ian Nimmo

 

28

5 - 17

Con Rob Cook

 

32

5 - 22

Try Rob Cook

 

32

5 - 24

Con Rob Cook

Try Paul Spivey

37

10 - 24

 

Con Bradley Davies

37

12 - 24

 

Rep Greg King For Jack Adams (Injury)

41

12 - 24

 

Try Bradley Hunt

44

17 - 24

 

Miss Con Bradley Davies

44

17 - 24

 

 

48

17 - 27

Pen Rob Cook

Pen Bradley Davies

50

20 - 27

 

 

56

20 - 27

Yellow Card Rob Cook

 

58

20 - 27

Rep Laurie McGlone For Mike Myerscough (Blood)

Rep Neil Mason For Michael Maltman (Tactical)

61

20 - 27

 

Rep Colin Quigley For Anthony O'Donnell (Tactical)

62

20 - 27

 

 

62

20 - 27

Rep Thomas Cooper For Drew Locke (Injury)

 

62

20 - 27

Rep Blair Cowan For Philip Burgess (Tactical)

 

65

20 - 27

Rep Paul Andrew For Ryan Storer (Tactical)

 

65

20 - 27

Rep Mike Myerscough For Laurie McGlone (Blood Return)

 

65

20 - 27

Rep David Ward For Rob Elloway (Tactical)

Rep Oliver Thomas For William Robinson (Tactical)

66

20 - 27

 

Rep Ryan Glynn For Samuel Brown (Tactical)

66

20 - 27

 

 

70

20 - 27

Rep Laurie McGlone For Ian Nimmo (Tactical)

Penalty Try

75

25 - 27

 

Con Oliver Thomas

75

27 - 27

 

 

Match Report by Brian Dick - Evening Mail

 

The wind of change that has whipped through rugby’s breeziest outpost blew well-fancied Pirates off course and left a definite air of optimism at Billesley Common on Saturday.

Even the most ardent Moseley follower will have admitted the odd doubt ahead of their Championship opener against last season’s beaten finalists and many people’s favourites for this year’s competition.

A modest pre-season, a change of coaching staff, a high player turnover and the loss – to departure and injury – of half the pack that has traditionally been their bedrock left many questions. However, life without props Terry Sigley and Nathan Williams, lock David Lyons and Chevvy Pennycook, who is recovering from surgery, didn’t look half bad.

The eagerly-anticipated ambitious game plan is evolving nicely and the backline looks a real handful, where competition for places has brought the best out of familiar faces like Andy Reay and Anthony Carter.

Four tries and a strong case for victory from a fixture that looked tricky on paper was almost the perfect way to raise the curtain on the Kevin Maggs era, as his side put in a passionate and committed performance.

But for all the promise of the threequarters, this was a moral victory built once more on the work of the forwards, who grew in conviction and finished stronger than their full-time opponents.

The men who filled their shirts did so admirably and while the scrum creaked and groaned a tad, the lineout ran smoothly and the back row harried the visitors beyond distraction.

Dan Sanderson deserved a debut try for his all-round efforts, Marshall Gadd reinforced the front row and somewhere between Colin Quigley and Anton O’Donnell is enough know-how to keep the set-piece steady.

But it was the best display of Mike Ellery’s Moseley career that stuck out as he led a back-row triumvirate that started well and grew in conviction. By the end the Moseley pack was blowing rucks, stealing turnovers and winning all the collisions.

“The forwards were brilliant, they had a very good game,” beamed Maggs. “The boys stepped up, the new signings certainly made a big impact.

“It’s about trying to get everybody to sing off the same sheet, back each other up and support each other. From that their attitude and effort were fantastic. I am delighted with everyone’s commitment and effort.”

Throw into the mix the possibility of signing another second row, the return of Richard Stott and Pennycook in a few weeks, and Neil Mason’s point to prove, and Moseley won’t be as underpowered as once feared.

Combine that with the presence of Jack Adams and the quick-footed Brad Hunt out wide and Windy Alley will become a difficult place to visit for reasons other than the climate.

MOSELEY: Carter; Robinson (O Thomas, 66), Adams (King, 41), Reay, Hunt; B Davies, Brown (Glynn, 66); Voisey (Gadd, 26), Caves, O’Donnell (Quigley, 62), Sanderson, Spivey, Maltman (Mason, 61), Pons, Ellery. Replacement: Protherough.

PIRATES: Cook; Doherty, Pointer, Locke (Cooper, 61), W Davies; C Thomas, Cattle; Storer (Andrew, 65), Elloway (Ward, 65), Paver, Myerscough ( McGlone, 70), Nimmo, Ewers, Burgess (Cowan, 62), Marriott. Replacements: Fairbrother, Kessel.