1st XV Match Report V Nottingham (Home) Sat 10/09/2011 

 

Moseley

(10) 10

 

Nottingham

(0) 20

Tries

Robinson

 

 

Jackson, Cobden

 

Con

Hunt

 

 

Hallett (2)

 

Pen

Hunt

 

 

Hallet (2)

 

Attend

738

 

 

 

 

Referee

Ross Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moseley

 

Nottingham

Anthony Carter

15

David Jackson

William Robinson

14

Joe Cobden

Jack Adams

13

Joe Munro

Andy Reay

12

Juan Socino

Bradley Hunt

11

Jack Cobden

Bradley Davies

10

Kieran Hallett

Samuel Brown

9

Nathan Jones

Colin Quigley

1

Michael Holford

Adam Caves

2

Joseph Duffy

Anthony O'Donnell

3

Ryan Bower

Daniel Sanderson

4

Lee Morley

Paul Spivey

5

Nicholas Rouse

Michael Maltman

6

Craig Hammond

Ben Pons

7

Chris Eggleshaw

Michael Ellery

8

Alex Shaw

 

Replacements

 

Craig Voisey

16

Charles Clare

Richard Protherough

17

Matthew Shields

Marshall Gadd

18

Rupert Cooper

Neil Mason

19

Jonny Baird

Ryan Glynn

20

Finley Barnham

Greg King

21

Ayoola Erinle

Oliver Thomas

22

Michael Penn

 

Match Summary

(With thanks to Rugby Round-up)

 

Moseley

Min

Score

Nottingham

 

01

0 - 0

Rep Ayoola Erinle For Jack Cobden (Injury)

Pen Bradley Davies

12

3 - 0

 

Try William Robinson

27

8 - 0

 

Con Bradley Davies

27

10 - 0

 

Rep Richard Protherough For Adam Caves (Injury)

41

10 - 0

 

 

53

10 - 0

Rep Michael Penn For Joe Munro (Tactical)

 

55

10 - 3

Pen Kieran Hallett

Rep Craig Voisey For Colin Quigley (Tactical)

55

10 - 3

 

Rep Greg King For Jack Adams (Tactical)

55

10 - 3

 

 

62

10 - 6

Pen Kieran Hallett

Rep Neil Mason For Ben Pons (Tactical)

62

10 - 6

 

 

68

10 - 11

Try David Jackson

 

68

10 - 13

Con Kieran Hallett

 

77

10 - 13

Rep Rupert Cooper For Nicholas Rouse (Tactical)

 

78

10 - 18

Try Joe Cobden

 

78

10 - 20

Con Kieran Hallett

 

79

10 - 20

Rep Jonny Baird For Chris Eggleshaw (Tactical)

 

79

10 - 20

Rep Finley Barnham For Nathan Jones (Tactical)

 

79

10 - 20

Rep Charles Clare For Joseph Duffy (Tactical)

 

79

10 - 20

Rep Matthew Shields For Ryan Bower (Tactical)

 

Match report

- Brian Dick,  The Birmingham Mail

 

Where last week they succeeded in eking every last point out of a home match, this week Moseley were left to wonder what might have been.

 

The fact they didn't win what was an eminently winnable match was basically down to their failure to produce enough points when they had use of a strong wind in the first half.

 

A spluttering lineout, high penalty count and misfiring scrum meant they were never able to turn the screw in the way they knew they had to and as a result they went in at the midway point having had to settle for ten.

 

Nottingham director of rugby Glenn Delaney felt the breeze was probably worth 15, while regular attendees at Billesley Common only need think back a couple of years when they relinquished a 19-point advantage to Cornish Pirates.

 

They had their chances to build an even more handsome advantage, starting in the third minute when they were camped on the Nottingham line only to concede an inexplicable free kick at a ruck.

 

They also had a scrum in front of the visitors' sticks but instead of picking up and roaring off as he mostly has this season, No 8 Mike Ellery fumbled and the chance was gone.

 

Which meant five points from Brad Davies' boot and Billy Robinson's first try for his new club, following an excellent snipe from Sam Brown, were all they could produce.

 

Against a side like Nottingham, whose scrum was winning the battle for possession and position, that was never going to be enough and if Moseley deserve any credit it is for the fact they held on until 12 minutes from the end.

 

That was until David Jackson, who had been otherwise anonymous, finished off a break made by former Mose colt Nathan Jones.

 

With two minutes to go the spectacularly coiffured Flying Mullet poked through a kick to the flag for Joe Cobden to leave Moseley empty handed.

 

And that will rankle with Kevin Maggs more than anything because at the very least a loss bonus was there for the taking.

 

Especially at 10-3 up when Robinson spilled Kieran Hallett's errant penalty shot in-goal and gifted Nottingham with a 5m scrum. Mose were penalised again and Hallett accepted a chance 50m closer than the one he missed.

 

Then when they were chasing the game in the final minute Moseley had two penalties, the first of which was arguably kickable from the 10m line, the second of which brooked no argument.

 

Brown, who had been otherwise excellent, lost his head and took a quick tap when a shot at goal would have been enough.

 

"We just showed a little bit of inexperience, someone should have just put their foot on it and said 'Let's take the bonus point'," Maggs admitted.

 

"Even if we had scored a try we would have only got a bonus point because we'd have still lost.

 

"It's like Billy Robinson trying to catch the kick, just inexperience. But if they don't do things like that they won't learn.

 

"I would like to think he won't try and catch it next time. It's a learning curve for everybody, including me."

 

One thing the rookie head coach will hope to learn this week is that the injury which forced Adam Caves from the field at half time is not too serious.

 

The other is which of his props he needs to field against Doncaster next week to guarantee a more steady platform.

 

However, there were also positives. Mike Maltman performed well for the second week running, Brown looks a real livewire from the base and Dan Sanderson and Richard Protherough sorted the lineout well in the second period.