1st XV Match Report V Plymouth Albion (Home) Fri 27/01/2012 

 

 

Moseley

9 - 3

Plymouth Albion

P P P

Glyn Hughes

15

Sione Tuipulotu

 
 

William Robinson

14

Paul Bailey

 
 

Greg King

13

Bevon Armitage

 
 

Andy Reay

12

Keni Fisilu

 
 

Bradley Hunt

11

James Love

P

 

Bradley Davies

10

Paul Roberts

 
 

Samuel Brown

9

Paul Rowley

 
 

Craig Voisey

1

Jack Andrew

 
 

Adam Caves

2

Rupert Freestone

 
 

Colin Quigley

3

Ryan Hopkins

 
 

Paul Spivey

4

Tyler Hotson

 
 

Richard Stott

5

Addison Lockley

 

Y

Neil Mason

6

Sean-Michael Stephen

 
 

Michael Ellery

7

Wayne Sprangle

 
 

Chevvy Pennycook

8

Aaron Carpenter

 

Replacements

 

Marshall Gadd

16

Ruairi Cushion

 
 

Daniel Sanderson

17

Steven Johns

 
 

Anthony O'Donnell

18

David Morton

 
 

David Lyons

19

Robert Dugard

 
 

Michael Maltman

20

James Harris

 
 

Anthony Carter

21

David McGregor

 
 

Ryan De La Harpe

22

Sam Hocking

 

 

 

 

Match Officials

 

Referee

Michael Tutty

   

Home Official

Peter Orton

Away Official

Gareth Jones

Touch Judge 1

Ross Campbell

Touch Judge 2

Stephen Savage

 

 

Venue

Billesley

Attendance

874

Weather

Dry

Kick Off

19:30

 

 

Match Statistics

 

 

Min

Score

 

Pen Glyn Hughes

09

3 - 0

 

Pen Glyn Hughes

12

6 - 0

 

Pen Glyn Hughes

31

9 - 0

 
 

34

9 - 3

Pen James Love

Yellow Card Neil Mason

34

9 - 3

 

Rep Marshall Gadd For Colin Quigley (Tactical)

47

9 - 3

 

Rep Ryan De La Harpe For Samuel Brown (Tactical)

47

9 - 3

 

Rep Anthony Carter For Bradley Davies (Tactical)

55

9 - 3

 

Rep Daniel Sanderson For Richard Stott (Tactical)

55

9 - 3

 
 

55

9 - 3

Rep Ruairi Cushion For Paul Rowley (Tactical)

 

57

9 - 3

Rep David Morton For Jack Andrew (Tactical)

Rep David Lyons For Paul Spivey (Tactical)

60

9 - 3

 

Rep Michael Maltman For Chevvy Pennycook (Tactical)

62

9 - 3

 
 

62

9 - 3

Rep Robert Dugard For Ryan Hopkins (Tactical)

 

66

9 - 3

Rep David McGregor For Rupert Freestone (Tactical)

 

71

9 - 3

Rep Sam Hocking For Addison Lockley (Tactical)

Rep Anthony O'Donnell For Craig Voisey (Tactical)

73

9 - 3

 
 

73

9 - 3

Rep Steven Johns For James Love (Tactical)

 

Match Statistics courtesy of Rugby Roundup

 

Match Report

By Brian Dick – Birmingham Post

 

A triumph for style over substance can never be a bad thing, especially when Moseley are going where they are going in the coming months.

 

That is, of course, unless Billesley Common is the site of a minor miracle. If Doncaster lose their next five and Moseley beat Bristol, Bedford and Cornish Pirates, then its full steam ahead for the promotion play-offs.

 

Let’s assume that won’t happen and for the third season running Mose are involved in the relegation pool, results such as this mean they can go into the final six games with the belief they can secure Championship safety without turning drama into crisis.

 

Especially if they can reproduce the defensive conviction on show here when, in American Football terms, they employed a bend but don’t break policy.

 

For the first 20 minutes of the second half, nursing a vulnerable looking 9-3 lead, they survived a severe examination as Plymouth battered their way down the hill.

 

Albion will reflect they should have gone for goal more than they did but that should not be allowed to obscure the fact Moseley found a finger to stick in every hole.

 

Even with the felonious Neil Mason in the bin Kevin Maggs’ men protected their line as if their second tier status depended on it. Which one day it might.

 

So to see the likes of Brad Hunt producing the sort of tackle that stopped the rampaging Rupert Freestone, when the hooker had nought but 10m of thin air between him and the games first try, must have been hugely gratifying for the head coach.

 

Particularly when his side has spent the last week at Defence School , working hard to seal the gaps exposed by Leeds and Rotherham. To limit Plymouth to just one penalty goal was a very commendable effort.

 

And they had the classy young buck Glyn Hughes to thank for their nine points. Moseley's third quarter resolve meant Hughes's three superbly executed first half penalties were enough.

 

But we already knew all about the 20-year-old's place kicking, what was of immense interest was the way in which he managed the game after he was switched from full back to fly-half just before the hour.

 

The balance of play changed almost instantly and having been penned back to their line since the restart, Moseley began to edge up-field.

 

With Hughes attacking the space behind James Love, Moseley gorged themselves on the left wing's handling errors and ended the match in the ascendancy. Not only did he shunt his side up the pitch, he surely moved himself to the top of the No. 10 pile