1st XV Match Report V Esher RFC (Home) Sat 24/09/2011 

Match Team List

 

Moseley

35 - 21

Esher Rugby

Team

 

Anthony Carter

15

Robert Kirby

C C C

 

William Robinson

14

Charlie Walker

 

 

Greg King

13

Thomas Casson

 

 

Andy Reay

12

Arran Cruickshanks

 

 

Bradley Hunt

11

Thomas Loizides

 

DG P C

Bradley Davies

10

Richard Hill

 

 

Samuel Brown

9

Christopher Cook

 

 

Colin Quigley

1

Robin Boot

 

 

Adam Caves

2

Robert Buchanan

 

 

Anthony O'Donnell

3

Ricky Nebbett

 

T

Daniel Sanderson

4

Perry Parker

T

 

Paul Spivey

5

Ian Kench

 

 

Neil Mason

6

John Downey

 

T

Michael Maltman

7

Sam Stitcher

 

T T

Michael Ellery

8

Michael Macfarlane

T

Replacements

 

Craig Voisey

16

Oliver Mines

 

 

Thomas Warren

17

Matthew Symons

 

 

Richard Stott

18

Christopher Goodman

 

 

Charley Thomas

19

Stuart Mackie

 

 

Jack Adams

20

Peter Synnott

 

 

Ryan Glynn

21

Ollie Lyndsay-Hague

 

C C P

Oliver Thomas

22

Sam Edgerley

T

 

 

23

 

 

Match Officials

 

Referee

Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts

 

 

Home Official

-

Away Official

-

Touch Judge 1

-

Touch Judge 2

-

Match Statistics

 

Moseley

35 - 21

Esher Rugby

 

Min

Score

 

Try Michael Ellery

03

5 - 0

 

Con Bradley Davies

03

7 - 0

 

Pen Bradley Davies

06

10 - 0

 

 

08

10 - 5

Try Michael Macfarlane

 

08

10 - 7

Con Robert Kirby

DG Bradley Davies

17

13 - 7

 

 

36

13 - 12

Try Perry Parker

 

36

13 - 14

Con Robert Kirby

Pen Oliver Thomas

43

16 - 14

 

Try Daniel Sanderson

52

21 - 14

 

Con Oliver Thomas

52

23 - 14

 

Try Michael Ellery

56

28 - 14

 

Miss Con Oliver Thomas

56

28 - 14

 

Try Michael Maltman

68

33 - 14

 

Con Oliver Thomas

68

35 - 14

 

 

73

35 - 19

Try Sam Edgerley

 

73

35 - 21

Con Robert Kirby

1

Bonus

0

 

Match report

- Brian Dick,  The Sunday Mercury

 

MIKE Ellery revealed a half-time rollicking was the secret behind Moseley’s stunning second period turnaround.

 

The Red and Blacks went in at the break trailing 14-13 and having seemingly squandered the Billesley slope and wind. But they came out and put in a brilliant performance of controlled forward play that brought them 22 unanswered points.

 

It also brought a first Championship win of the season and confirmed the promise of the early weeks of Kevin Maggs’ tenure. However, Ellery admits they needed more than an isotonic drink and slice of orange at the break to wake them up.

 

“We started really well and I don’t think we are used to starting that well so we sat off a bit and let them back in,” the 22-year-old said.

 

“We got a bit of a telling-off at half-time and came out in the second half a changed team. All of the forwards put their hands up – in the first half we were being lazy, we were just getting hit back.”

 

That led to three more tries through the pack with Ellery adding to the one he scored in the first half, Dan Sanderson grabbing his first for Mose and Michael Maltman scoring the all important fourth.

 

Mose can now look forward to next Sunday’s trip to London Scottish with burgeoning confidence.

 

“It’s relief and jubilation. If we hadn’t won that, it would have been a long old season. But that’s definitely set us up because it was a must win, even only four games in.

 

“I thought we did alright with the first two, we took three points off two of the best teams in the league. Then last week was a bitter disappointment, so we put a load of pressure on ourselves for this week.”

 

Mose actually started really well after Esher made a mess receiving the opening kick-off. Ellery bashed over from a third minute ruck, Brad Davies converted and then added sixth minute penalty.

 

But after Mose haemorrhaged penalties and allowed Esher’s Mike MacFarlane to ride a 12th minute maul across their line. Rob Kirby converted for 10-7. Davies responded with a drop goal only for Perry Parker to score from another catch and drive. Kirby’s extras gave his side an interval lead.

 

Maggs was not happy and ripped into his players, an outburst that had the desired affect. Just three minutes after the restart Ollie Thomas’ penalty restored Mose’s initiative before Sanderson, Ellery and Maltman struck before Esher’s consolation through replacement Sam Edgerley