1st XV Match Report V London Welsh (Home) Sat 08/10/2011 

 

Moseley

16 - 41

London Welsh

 

Anthony Carter

15

Edward Thrower

 
 

Jack Adams

14

William Hurrell

 
 

Greg King

13

Hudson Tongauiha

 

T

Andy Reay

12

Sebastian Jewell

T

 

William Robinson

11

Joseph Ajuwa

T

P DG P

Bradley Davies

10

Alex Davies

C C C C P

 

Ryan Glynn

9

Robert Lewis

T

 

Thomas Warren

1

Roan Guillermo

 
 

Adam Caves

2

Dan George

 
 

Anthony O'Donnell

3

Gregory Bateman

 
 

Richard Stott

4

Mike Powell

 
 

Paul Spivey

5

Matt Corker

 
 

Neil Mason

6

Jonathan Mills

T

 

Michael Maltman

7

Michael Hills

 

Y

Chevvy Pennycook

8

Edward Jackson

T

Replacements

 

Craig Voisey

16

Viliami Ma'asi

 
 

Colin Quigley

17

William Moss

 
 

Marshall Gadd

18

Gary Johnson

 
 

Steven Smith

19

Paul Mackey

 
 

Charley Thomas

20

Ben Stevenson

 
 

Samuel Brown

21

Gordon Ross

 

C

Oliver Thomas

22

Benjamin Russell

T

 

Match Statistics

 

 

Min

Score

 
 

11

0 - 3

Pen Alex Davies

Yellow Card Chevvy Pennycook

11

0 - 3

 
 

13

0 - 8

Try Edward Jackson

 

13

0 - 10

Con Alex Davies

Pen Bradley Davies

23

3 - 10

 
 

27

3 - 15

Try Robert Lewis

 

27

3 - 17

Con Alex Davies

 

29

3 - 22

Try Sebastian Jewell

 

29

3 - 24

Con Alex Davies

DG Bradley Davies

36

6 - 24

 

Rep Colin Quigley For Anthony O'Donnell (Tactical)

41

6 - 24

 

Rep Craig Voisey For Thomas Warren (Tactical)

41

6 - 24

 

Pen Bradley Davies

45

9 - 24

 
 

57

9 - 29

Try Joseph Ajuwa

 

57

9 - 29

Miss Con Alex Davies

Rep Oliver Thomas For Bradley Davies (Tactical)

57

9 - 29

 

Rep Samuel Brown For Ryan Glynn (Tactical)

57

9 - 29

 

Try Andy Reay

60

14 - 29

 

Con Oliver Thomas

60

16 - 29

 
 

62

16 - 34

Try Jonathan Mills

 

62

16 - 34

Miss Con Alex Davies

 

62

16 - 34

Rep Benjamin Russell For Edward Jackson (Tactical)

 

62

16 - 34

Rep Gary Johnson For Mike Powell (Tactical)

 

62

16 - 34

Rep William Moss For Gregory Bateman (Tactical)

 

66

16 - 34

Rep Paul Mackey For Edward Thrower (Tactical)

 

70

16 - 34

Rep Ben Stevenson For Robert Lewis (Tactical)

 

72

16 - 34

Rep Viliami Ma'asi For Dan George (Tactical)

Rep Steven Smith For Richard Stott (Tactical)

74

16 - 34

 

Rep Charley Thomas For Chevvy Pennycook (Tactical)

74

16 - 34

 

Rep Marshall Gadd For Adam Caves (Injury)

75

16 - 34

 
 

77

16 - 34

Rep Gordon Ross For Hudson Tongauiha (Tactical)

 

78

16 - 39

Try Benjamin Russell

 

78

16 - 41

Con Alex Davies

 

 

Venue

Billesley

Attendance

767

Weather

Dry

Referee

Dean Richards

 

Match report

- Brian Dick,  Sunday Mercury

 

Moseley continue to play part-time rugby both on the field and off it with yet another first half no-show.

 

For the fourth week running, Kevin Maggs’ men gave themselves a mountain to climb as they sat back and allowed Welsh to dominate the first 40,

 

The Exiles were 18 points up at the break and well on their way to a fifth win from six Championship games.

 

And although this was always going to be a difficult match to win, against a side that could afford to have two internationals on the bench, Mose didn’t turn up until it was too late.

 

Which is a failing that is becoming a problem, they have conceded 79 points in their last four first-halves – and only 49 in the second.

 

Once again – Adam Caves, Neil Mason and the returning Chevvy Pennycook, apart – the pack lacked the intensity required to compete against the Championship’s top sides.

 

And once more a stratospherically high penalty count – five in the first ten minutes – put them on the back-foot.

 

Clearly, Exiles were going to make Maggs’ men pay which is exactly what they did with three tries and a 24-6 lead by the midway point. The first points came from the boot of Welsh’s excellent fly half Alex Davies, who kicked a simple penalty after Pennycook’s comeback had been interrupted by a yellow card for hands in a ruck.

 

The first try came straight from the resulting kick off as the visitors went from deep in their own half to the Mose line in just a few phases.

 

Dan George kicked the door in and Welsh exposed a huge blindside as Michael Hills drew Anthony Carter to give Ed Jackson a simple run in. Davies converted for 10-0.

 

Mose found their way on to the score-sheet after the midway point as Davies was penalised for a deliberate knock on when he tried to pick off a loose pass.

 

That gave Brad Davies a 37m penalty from straight in front.

 

Shortly afterwards it looked as though Mason had snaffled the ball from the back of a Welsh scrum and was on his way only for the referee to penalise the home front row for standing up.

 

Seconds later Alex Davies wriggled through a tiny gap in the middle, used the supporting Seb Jewell who was hauled down in the shadow of the posts. There was no one to stop scrum half Rob Lewis taking the off-load under the sticks, though.

 

The Londoners took the restart the length of the pitch once again with a delightful draw and pass attack in which Davies and Joe Ajuwa made 50m down the left.

 

The wing stepped in field and gave Jewell the ball and space to out-pace the home defence from 30m. Davies’s extras made it 24-3.

 

Even Moseley’s response was underwhelming. Five minutes before the break they navigated their way close to the Welsh line and forced a penalty.

 

But instead of chancing their arm and using the advantage, Davies dropped a goal when his side needed more more than just three points.

 

Thankfully the second half was much better. Almost as if they knew they would have to work extra hard to get up the hill the Mose ball carriers did just that.

 

Mason emerged as the afternoon’s most potent runner and while Mose never looked like getting even – they restored a measure of respectability.

 

Four minutes after the restart Mose were awarded a generous penalty as Welsh wheeled a scrum. Davies made it 24-9. But a quarter hour in, Lyn Jones’ men grabbed the bonus point they came for.

 

Backed up on their own line and hopelessly exposed, with Jack Adams defending a three-on-one, Alex Davies poked a kick behind the Gloucester-man for Joe Ajuwa to touch down.

 

Then, out of nowhere, Andy Reay grabbed his fourth try of the season.

 

A solid scrum gave the centre the platform he needed to finish off good work by Billy Robinson.

 

Ollie Thomas, on as fly half converted for 29-16.

 

But Welsh had the last say as Jon Mills made Thomas pay for trying to chip out of his own half.

 

Then Ben Stevenson’s quick penalty created an easy finish for Ben Russell and Welsh had accepted Moseley’s gift.