1st XV Match Report V Bedford Blues (Away) Sat 19/11/2011 

 

Bedford Blues

37 - 24

Moseley

 

James Pritchard

15

Anthony Carter

 

 

Mark Kohler

14

William Robinson

 

 

Brendan Burke

13

Greg King

 

 

Tom Bedford

12

Andy Reay

 

 

Josh Bassett

11

Bradley Hunt

 

 

Jake Sharp

10

Oliver Thomas

 

 

Darryl Veenendaal

9

Ryan Glynn

 

 

Sam Walsh

1

Thomas Warren

 

 

Neil Cochrane

2

Adam Caves

 

 

Philip Boulton

3

Craig Voisey

 

 

Michael Howard

4

David Lyons

 

 

Sean Tomes

5

Daniel Sanderson

 

 

Alex Rae

6

Neil Mason

 

 

Sacha Harding

7

Chevvy Pennycook

 

 

Paul Tupai

8

Michael Ellery

 

Replacements

 

Chris Locke

16

Paul Spivey

 
 

Dan Seal

17

Michael Maltman

 
 

Sam Pailor

18

Anthony O'Donnell

 
 

Don Barrell

19

Charley Thomas

 
 

Stef Leibenburg

20

Bradley Davies

 
 

Jamie Lennard

21

Jack Adams

 
 

Oliver Dodge

22

Samuel Brown

 

 

Match Statistics

 

 

Min

Score

 

Pen James Pritchard

11

3 - 0

 
 

13

3 - 3

Pen Oliver Thomas

Penalty Try

18

8 - 3

 

Con James Pritchard

18

10 - 3

 

Try Josh Bassett

32

15 - 3

 

Con James Pritchard

32

17 - 3

 
 

39

17 - 8

Try William Robinson

 

39

17 - 10

Con Oliver Thomas

Rep Chris Locke For Neil Cochrane (Injury)

40

17 - 10

 
 

41

17 - 15

Try Neil Mason

 

41

17 - 17

Con Oliver Thomas

Try Mark Kohler

42

22 - 17

 

Miss Con James Pritchard

42

22 - 17

 

Try Michael Howard

57

27 - 17

 

Con James Pritchard

57

29 - 17

 
 

58

29 - 17

Rep Jack Adams For Greg King (Tactical)

 

66

29 - 17

Rep Paul Spivey For David Lyons (Tactical)

 

66

29 - 17

Rep Samuel Brown For Ryan Glynn (Tactical)

Rep Don Barrell For Paul Tupai (Tactical)

66

29 - 17

 

Pen James Pritchard

69

32 - 17

 

Rep Dan Seal For Sam Walsh (Tactical)

69

32 - 17

 
 

69

32 - 17

Rep Bradley Davies For Anthony Carter (Tactical)

Rep Jamie Lennard For Jake Sharp (Tactical)

73

32 - 17

 

Rep Sam Pailor For Sean Tomes (Tactical)

73

32 - 17

 

Rep Oliver Dodge For Tom Bedford (Tactical)

73

32 - 17

 
 

73

32 - 17

Rep Michael Maltman For Michael Ellery (Tactical)

Try Sacha Harding

76

37 - 17

 

Miss Con James Pritchard

76

37 - 17

 

Rep Stef Leibenburg For Darryl Veenendaal (Tactical)

78

37 - 17

 
 

78

37 - 17

Rep Charley Thomas For Adam Caves (Tactical)

 

78

37 - 17

Rep Anthony O'Donnell For Craig Voisey (Tactical)

 

83

37 - 22

Try Neil Mason

 

83

37 - 24

Con Oliver Thomas

 

 

 

Venue

Goldington Road

Attendance

2,429

Weather

Dry

Referee

Michael Tutty

 

 

(Match details courtesy of Rugby Roundup)

 

 

Match report

 

Moseley reach midway point of the season with eighth league defeat against Bedford

by Brian Dick, Birmingham Mail

 

Words like disappointment and frustration returned to the Moseley lexicon at Goldington Road on Saturday as Moseley reached the midway point of their regular season with an eighth league defeat.

 

But unlike several rather inauspicious afternoons in the last couple of months, this goes down as a ‘good loss’ – if there is such a thing – as Moseley matched Bedford with their effort if not their execution.

 

After all no-one can doubt the physical and emotional investment the visiting players made in this encounter and, strange though the scoreline makes it sound, it was one they were not far from taking something tangible from.

 

No-one could have argued with one or even two bonus points.

 

As proceedings reached the hour-mark Moseley were just 22-17 behind and, although they were hardly laying siege to the Bedford line, they had enough reason to believe they could cause an upset.

 

That they didn’t was down to a couple of missed tackles on rampaging Blues second-row Mike Howard and a failure to prevent Sacha Harding sneaking through the back door while they tried to kick down the front.

 

Graft those points on to the Bedford total and everything looks unfairly lop-sided: “I thought we deserved to get something out of it,” said head coach Kevin Maggs.

 

“But we lost concentration a couple of times and lost a bit of composure. It’s frustrating more than anything else. It’s not through lack of effort, all of those lads have fought really hard in the last few weeks. We were against a team that has been together for quite a long time.

 

“They are well drilled and vastly experienced but I thoroughly believed we could come here and do a job on them.

 

“Not only because of the Bristol match. Leeds came here, didn’t show any respect, got stuck into them and we did that but in little bits. But we didn’t do it consistently for 80 minutes.”

 

Particularly not when they spent most of the first half trying to win an unwinnable kicking duel. That limited them to a brace of tries from Neil Mason and one from Billy Robinson.