1st XV Match Report V Leeds (Away) Sun 16/10/2011 

Leeds Carnegie

22 - 21

Moseley

P P P P P C

Tommy Bell

15

Anthony Carter

 
 

Stephen McColl

14

Oliver Thomas

P C P P

 

Lee Blackett

13

Greg King

 
 

Joseph Barker

12

Andy Reay

 
 

Oliver Richards

11

William Robinson

T

 

Joseph Ford

10

Bradley Davies

 
 

Robert Shaw

9

Ryan Glynn

 
 

Mike MacDonald

1

Thomas Warren

 
 

Scott Freer

2

Adam Caves

 

Y

Phil Swainston

3

Anthony O'Donnell

 
 

Daniel Hemingway

4

David Lyons

 
 

Richard Beck

5

Paul Spivey

 

T

Jacob Rowan

6

Neil Mason

 
 

Chris Walker

7

Michael Maltman

 
 

Ryan Burrows

8

Chevvy Pennycook

 

Replacements

Y

Phil Nilsen

16

Craig Voisey

 
 

Gareth Denman

17

Colin Quigley

 
 

David Young

18

Richard Stott

 
 

Dominic Barrow

19

Charley Thomas

 
 

Alex Rieder

20

Drew Harper

 
 

Craig Hampson

21

Samuel Brown

 
 

Scott Barrow

22

Jack Adams

 

 

Match Statistics

 

 

Min

Score

 

Pen Tommy Bell

08

3 - 0

 

Pen Tommy Bell

21

6 - 0

 

Try Jacob Rowan

35

11 - 0

 

Con Tommy Bell

35

13 - 0

 
 

39

13 - 3

Pen Oliver Thomas

 

40

13 - 3

Rep Richard Stott For Paul Spivey (Tactical)

 

40

13 - 3

Rep Craig Voisey For Anthony O'Donnell (Tactical)

Rep Craig Hampson For Robert Shaw (Tactical)

40

13 - 3

 
 

43

13 - 6

Pen Oliver Thomas

Rep Dominic Barrow For Daniel Hemingway (Tactical)

46

13 - 6

 

Rep Scott Barrow For Joseph Ford (Tactical)

46

13 - 6

 
 

52

13 - 6

Rep Samuel Brown For Ryan Glynn (Tactical)

Rep Phil Nilsen For Scott Freer (Tactical)

53

13 - 6

 
 

58

13 - 6

Rep Colin Quigley For Thomas Warren (Tactical)

 

61

13 - 11

Try William Robinson

 

61

13 - 11

Miss Con Oliver Thomas

Rep Alex Rieder For Stephen McColl (Injury)

62

13 - 11

 
 

65

13 - 11

Rep Drew Harper For Michael Maltman (Tactical)

Pen Tommy Bell

67

16 - 11

 

Rep Scott Freer For Chris Walker (Sin Bin Rep)

69

16 - 11

 

Rep David Young For Alex Rieder (Sin Bin Rep)

69

16 - 11

 

Yellow Card Phil Nilsen

72

16 - 11

 

Yellow Card Phil Swainston

73

16 - 11

 
 

74

16 - 16

Penalty Try

 

74

16 - 18

Con Oliver Thomas

Pen Tommy Bell

76

19 - 18

 
 

77

19 - 21

Pen Oliver Thomas

Rep Chris Walker For Scott Freer (Sin Bin Rep)

79

19 - 21

 

Pen Tommy Bell

80

22 - 21

 

Rep Alex Rieder For David Young (Sin Bin Rep)

80

22 - 21

 

Rep David Young For Phil Swainston (Tactical)

80

22 - 21

 

 

 

 

Venue

Headingley

Attendance

1,724

Weather

Dry

Referee

Michael Tutty

 

 

(Match details courtesy of Rugby Roundup)

 

Match report

- Brian Dick,  Birmingham Post

 

Once again Moseley emerged from a strong half-time coffee with their faculties restored to survey the wreckage of the half before.

 

 Once again they came mightily close to clearing up all of the mess and claiming a precious Championship victory. But once again they narrowly missed out. And agony, upon indignity, upon torture, what a way to miss out.

 

Tommy Bell's last kick of the game, a penalty from head on and 40m, which rescued Leeds' victory was a dagger through the heart for Mose after their resolute comeback from 13-3 down at the break.

 

As is their way at the moment Kevin Maggs' men put in a dopey opening 40 minutes. They conceded too many penalties, their set-piece creaked and while they defended with grim determination, in truth they should have been further behind at the midway point.

 

Only Jacob Rowan managed to find a way across the visitors' line, after 35 minutes by which time sloppy Leeds had left at least a couple of other tries on the pitch as their American prop Mike MacDonald butchered two overlaps.

 

But credit Moseley for showing the resolve and for hauling themselves back into proceedings.

 

Ollie Thomas started the tidy up with three points, on Moseley's first incursion into the Leeds 22, just before the interval and sustained the momentum soon after the restart.

 

He and Bell kept trading penalties right until the end but if anything Mose were more superior in the second half than Leeds had been in the first.

 

That was once their forwards got stuck in and their centre pairing of Andy Reay and Greg King began to unsettle the hosts with their off-loading.

 

On the hour the excellent Reay scythed through midfield where he sprung Billy Robinson for a breathtaking try from first phase.

 

Although Thomas missed the conversion, how that would come back to haunt Moseley, it didn't seem to matter when their pack waded into Carnegie's.

 

David Lyons, Neil Mason, Chevvy Pennycook and the impressive debutant, Drew Harper, dual registered with Bromsgrove, led the charge.

 

At 16-11 down and with six minutes to go they opted to punt a kickable penalty into the corner. Up went Lyons, whose impressive return was a massive boost to Mose, on came the drive only to be illegally hauled down for the concession of another penalty and a yellow card. Twice.

 

With Leeds' front row Phils Nilsen and Swainston in the bin the Mose scrum won a penalty try. Thomas converted and at 18-16 Moseley were on their way.

 

But seconds later Bell tolled again, after Sam Brown was adjudged to have held on after fielding a grubber kick in his own 22, although the scrum half felt he had not been allowed to return to his feet.

 

No matter, Thomas made it 22-19 with a brilliant touchline penalty with three minutes on the clock. Leeds were still two men down, they will forever wonder if they should have gone for the corner.

 

Nevertheless, they had done enough but when they claimed the restart instead of putting the ball behind Leeds they fiddled and fidgeted within kicking range and eventually Craig Voisey went off his feet.

 

Up stepped Bell and down came Moseley's colours in an epic, if deflating finale.

 

The one consolation Moseley will have, more than the loss bonus, is yet more evidence they can master most teams in the Championship - providing they learn how to play in the first half the way they do in the second.