1st XV Match Report V Rotherham Titans (Away) Sat 14/01/2012 

 

Rotherham Titans

40 - 31

Moseley

 

Tom Foden

15

Glyn Hughes

 

 

Elliott Brierley

14

Anthony Carter

 

 

Shane Monahan

13

Bradley Hunt

 

 

Byron Godfrey

12

Andy Reay

 

 

Peter Homan

11

William Robinson

 

 

Clifford Hodgson

10

Bradley Davies

 

 

James Williams

9

Ryan Glynn

 

 

Shane Cahill

1

Marshall Gadd

 

 

Daniel Baines

2

Colin Quigley

 

 

Robert O'Donnell

3

Anthony O'Donnell

 

 

Barney Maddison

4

Paul Spivey

 

 

Adrian Griffiths

5

Richard Stott

 

 

Samuel Dickinson

6

Michael Maltman

 

 

Carl Kirwan

7

Michael Ellery

 

 

Semisi Taulava

8

Neil Mason

 

Replacements

 

Edward Stagg

16

Craig Voisey

 

 

James Kilbane

17

James Ingle

 

 

Benjamin Harris

18

Adam Caves

 

 

Robin Copeland

19

Matthew Lowcock

 

 

Sean Dougall

20

Michael Gillick

 

 

Garry Law

21

Samuel Brown

 

 

Palepoi Nonu

22

Oliver Thomas

 

 

Match Statistics

 

 

Min

Score

 

Try Elliott Brierley

12

5 - 0

 

Con Clifford Hodgson

12

7 - 0

 
 

16

7 - 5

Try Neil Mason

 

16

7 - 7

Con Glyn Hughes

Try Samuel Dickinson

19

12 - 7

 

Con Clifford Hodgson

19

14 - 7

 

Try Daniel Baines

24

19 - 7

 

Con Clifford Hodgson

24

21 - 7

 
 

27

21 - 10

Pen Glyn Hughes

Try Daniel Baines

31

26 - 10

 

Con Clifford Hodgson

31

28 - 10

 
 

35

28 - 15

Try Glyn Hughes

 

35

28 - 17

Con Glyn Hughes

Try Shane Cahill

38

33 - 17

 

Miss Con Clifford Hodgson

38

33 - 17

 
 

47

33 - 22

Try Andy Reay

 

47

33 - 24

Con Glyn Hughes

Rep Sean Dougall For Carl Kirwan (Tactical)

49

33 - 24

 
 

54

33 - 29

Try Michael Ellery

 

54

33 - 31

Con Glyn Hughes

Rep Robin Copeland For Adrian Griffiths (Tactical)

55

33 - 31

 

Rep Palepoi Nonu For Byron Godfrey (Tactical)

55

33 - 31

 
 

55

33 - 31

Rep Craig Voisey For Marshall Gadd (Tactical)

Rep James Kilbane For Shane Cahill (Tactical)

60

33 - 31

 

Rep Garry Law For Tom Foden (Blood)

65

33 - 31

 
 

65

33 - 31

Rep Adam Caves For Anthony O'Donnell (Tactical)

Try Samuel Dickinson

69

38 - 31

 

Con Garry Law

69

40 - 31

 
 

69

40 - 31

Rep Samuel Brown For Ryan Glynn (Tactical)

 

76

40 - 31

Rep James Ingle For Richard Stott (Tactical)

Rep Edward Stagg For Daniel Baines (Injury)

79

40 - 31

 

 

 

Match Details

 

Referee

Steve Lee

 

 

 

 

Venue

Clifton Lane

Attendance

1,236

Weather

Dry

Kick Off

14:00

 

 

(Match details courtesy of Rugby Roundup)

 

Match Report

By Daniel Smith – Sunday Mercury

 

Moseley head coach Kevin Maggs condemned his side to a certain relegation play-off spot after their second ten-try scoring fest in as many weeks, losing out 40-31 in a scintillating match at Clifton Lane.

 

He said: “We are going to be in the bottom four, we know that now, we just have to believe in what we are doing and concentrate on keeping ourselves in the Championship next year.”

 

The Midlanders’ defence leaked tries aplenty in the first half, with five Rotherham scores before the interval, costing the now eleventh-placed club the chance of catching the teams above.

 

Maggs said: “We probably lost it in the forwards with lots of silly errors, apart from that I thought we played the better stuff. We scored some great tries, but defensively we weren’t at the races.”

 

Both sides began with intent after a one hour kick-off delay due to a frozen pitch, making the most of the hard surface with a vibrant brand of running rugby.

 

Somewhat against the run of play, Titans winger Elliot Brierley ripped the ball cleanly from Moseley clutches before sprinting 80 metres for the opening touchdown, duly converted by Clifford Hodgson.

 

Moseley wouldn’t lie down and an immediate response came through No.8 Neil Mason who tailed off a rolling maul to level the scores. But as has been Moseley’s downfall this season they suffered a sharp lapse in concentration as home captain Sam Dickinson took advantage of a gap in the fringes to storm over for the third score of the game.

 

The inevitable happened shortly after as another forward passage gave Daniel Baines the first of his two tries as the Yorkshiremen sealed their hunt for a bonus point. Hodgson continued with his 100 per cent strike rate.

 

With the visitors on the rack, Hughes decided to make the most of Rotherham’s ill-discipline in nudging a 48-metre penalty between the uprights. But it was Moseley who provided the best try of the game just short of the whistle with full-back Glyn Hughes converting his own score in a fluent passing move.

 

But as the coaches returned to the changing rooms, Rotherham weren’t finished; Shane Cahill this time bulldozed in for a 33-17 half-time lead as the conversion clattered off the post.

 

The team-talk inspired Moseley as skipper Andy Reay fought his troops back into battle with a well taken try. And the visiting onslaught continued as stand-out player Michael Ellery finished remarkably inside the touch-flag from a scrum ten metres out. After Hughes’ conversion Moseley trailed by two. But Dickinson’s second try near the death killed off the fight-back.