Sutton 24 – 0 Bees
Bees 0 – 34 Moseley
Moseley 0 - 8 Sutton
A strange day was spent at King Edward’s School in Edgbaston where three teams played a round robin apparently to try and provide a squad for the Greater Birmingham squad. It is not clear how this to be achieved but we await with baited breath the outcome.
From the Moseley perspective there were two shortened games which provided a contrast of fortunes. The first game was a fairly routine victory over an under strength Bees team. The game was never in doubt following two tries from Nick Empson and a third under the posts by Jack Lester. The second-half was a procession and gave no indication of what was to come.
The second game was against Sutton and the very atmosphere changed around the verdant fields. From nowhere, a plethora of Sutton fans turned up apparently thinking there was a round-ball game to be had. The game itself was intense with Sutton running out deserved winners with their pack demonstrating great skill at the breakdown despite the best efforts of Dan Coakley, Jeavon Purewal and Kobe McBean.
In truth Moseley lacked a little all over with the backs uncharacteristically sloppy with their handling. We did have moments of pressure and Sutton certainly knew they had been in a game. There is plenty to learn for Moseley and any return game will be a cracker. - Fitzy Snr
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