1st XV Match Report V Leeds Carnegie (Home) Sat 07/01/2012 

 

Moseley

32 - 42

Leeds Carnegie

 

Glyn Hughes

15

Tommy Bell

 

 

Anthony Carter

14

Michael Stephenson

 

 

Greg King

13

Iain Thornley

 

 

Andy Reay

12

Jordan Davies

 

 

Bradley Hunt

11

Peter Lucock

 

 

Bradley Davies

10

George Ford

 

 

Ryan De La Harpe

9

William Cliff

 

 

Craig Voisey

1

Mike MacDonald

 

 

Adam Caves

2

Phil Nilsen

 

 

Anthony O'Donnell

3

Kane Palma-Newport

 

 

Paul Spivey

4

Tom Denton

 

 

Richard Stott

5

Sean Hohneck

 

 

Michael Maltman

6

Ryan Burrows

 

 

Michael Ellery

7

Chris Walker

 

 

Neil Mason

8

Jacob Rowan

 

Replacements

 

Thomas Warren

16

Scott Freer

 

 

Charley Thomas

17

Gareth Denman

 

 

Colin Quigley

18

Mo Mustafa

 

 

Matthew Lowcock

19

Richard Beck

 

 

Michael Gillick

20

Alex Rieder

 

 

Ryan Glynn

21

Robert Shaw

 

 

Callum MacBurnie

22

Joseph Ford

 

 

Match Officials

 

Referee

Sean Davey

 

 

 

Match Statistics

 

 

Min

Score

 

 

02

0 - 5

Try Chris Walker

 

02

0 - 7

Con Tommy Bell

Pen Glyn Hughes

07

3 - 7

 

 

10

3 - 12

Try Jordan Davies

 

10

3 - 14

Con Tommy Bell

Try Michael Maltman

18

8 - 14

 

Con Glyn Hughes

18

10 - 14

 

Pen Glyn Hughes

31

13 - 14

 

 

35

13 - 19

Try Kane Palma-Newport

 

35

13 - 21

Con Tommy Bell

Try Andy Reay

40

18 - 21

 

Con Glyn Hughes

40

20 - 21

 

Rep Thomas Warren For Anthony O'Donnell (Tactical)

41

20 - 21

 

 

45

20 - 26

Try George Ford

 

45

20 - 28

Con Tommy Bell

Try Anthony Carter

51

25 - 28

 

Miss Con Glyn Hughes

51

25 - 28

 

Rep Colin Quigley For Craig Voisey (Tactical)

53

25 - 28

 

Rep Ryan Glynn For Ryan De La Harpe (Tactical)

55

25 - 28

 

 

56

25 - 28

Rep Richard Beck For Chris Walker (Tactical)

 

58

25 - 33

Try Jordan Davies

 

58

25 - 35

Con Tommy Bell

 

59

25 - 35

Rep Scott Freer For Phil Nilsen (Tactical)

 

59

25 - 35

Rep Mo Mustafa For Kane Palma-Newport (Tactical)

 

71

25 - 40

Try Jacob Rowan

 

71

25 - 42

Con Tommy Bell

Rep Callum MacBurnie For Greg King (Injury)

72

25 - 42

 

 

72

25 - 42

Rep Joseph Ford For Iain Thornley (Tactical)

 

72

25 - 42

Rep Gareth Denman For Mike MacDonald (Tactical)

Try Bradley Hunt

75

30 - 42

 

Con Glyn Hughes

75

32 - 42

 

Rep Matthew Lowcock For Michael Maltman (Tactical)

76

32 - 42

 

Rep Michael Gillick For Anthony Carter (Tactical)

79

32 - 42

 

Rep Charley Thomas For Neil Mason (Tactical)

79

32 - 42

 

 

 

(Match details courtesy of Rugby Roundup)

 

Match Report

By Brian Dick – Birmingham Post

In boxing terms this was a bout that matched a powerful, bludgeoning heavyweight against an agile, dancing light-heavyweight. History tells us the smaller men don’t usually fare well. And so it was on Saturday. Leeds, whose forwards weighed nearly half-a-stone a man more, ran hard and straight and on six occasions right over the Moseley try-line.

But this was no mismatch. This was not a cowering Michael Spinks, beaten even before the first of the 90 seconds it took the bestial Mike Tyson to end his 1988 world title pretensions. For a more suitable analogy we must got back to 1937, when Tonypandy Terror Tommy Farr had both eyes split early in his challenge to the fearsome Joe Louis but regrouped to pester the champion for 15 persistent rounds.

Welshman Farr, a massive underdog, recovered from the opening exchanges in which it became clear he would not be able trade with Louis and decided he must skin his cat a different way

An hour later, after the toughest defence of his career and with Farr's spirit only just subdued, it was an exhausted Louis who admitted he had never known such pressure from so indefatigable an opponent.

Leeds' affable head coach Diccon Edwards was similarly relieved after his side escaped Billesley Common with the victory but fully cognisant of the fact they had been in a fight.

"Moseley have a got a good set-piece, a good driving lineout and every time we scored we couldnt quite get away from them," Edwards reflected. “Their results show they are a really tenacious side, who are really committed and keep going for the full 80 minutes and we couldn’t get that extra score to shake them off."

And just as Louis relied on the points he bagged early in his contest with Farr, so too did Leeds. Fourteen of them in fact, as Moseley slipped off a couple of tackles and allowed Chris Walker and Jordan Davies to find a way under their posts. Eleven points down with only ten minutes gone this looked like being a bloodbath.

But once they realised they had to keep Leeds out of range, they stanched the flow and starting picking up a few points of their own.

The highly promising Glyn Hughes started the scoreboard ticking and their mobile forwards begun to spring their danger men into dangerous areas. Mike Ellery cut Leeds to ribbons, Neil Mason started to shed tacklers and Michael Maltman was the first beneficiary.

After that Moseley did trade, try for try. They were regularly tagged with heavy blows from the visitors as Kane Palma-Newport battered his way to a brace and the splendid George Ford and Jacob Rowan also landed blows.

But Mose responded every time as they let fly with combinations that stunned their in-form visitors. Andy Reay, Anthony Carter and Brad Hunt kept them in a contest that looked unwinnable.

In the end it was but Moseley deserved their try bonus and they should look back on this match as one in which they performed well, if not well enough.